Spring is around the corner. If you are a landlord or property manager, you may be dreading it and wondering how to get all your tenants to do their parts. How about hosting a spring cleaning event?

It’s the best way to make the following spring cleaning tasks a lot less onerous and it’s also a great way to forge relationships with tenants. Many hands make light work, as they say. Following are some tips on what to do, and what to include in your spring cleaning event:

Spring Cleaning Tasks for Tenants

You are responsible for cleaning the exterior of the building. Tenants are responsible for interior management of the rental unit – including a few spring cleaning tasks.

Interior Management

Spring cleaning is part of the interior management required of tenants to fulfill their part of annual property maintenance. Create a spring cleaning checklist or ‘tip list’ for them as part of your spring cleaning event.

Deep Cleaning Tasks

Prepare some deep spring cleaning tips for your tenant so they know what to do:

  • Deep clean the carpets. Your tenant may need to call in professional carpet cleaners for a deep carpet clean – especially if they are planning on moving out.
  • Wash all the windows, window screens, and sills.
  • Scrub the walls to remove dust, smears, and hand-prints.
  • Change the HVAC filters.

Spring Cleaning Tasks for Landlords and Property Managers

While your tenants do their best to restore the interior of their rental home to a pristine condition, you as landlord or property manager can get busy with some spring cleaning and exterior management and maintenance tasks.

Exterior Management

Exterior Management tasks that landlords or property managers need to undertake include clearing gutters, pressure washing exterior walls, and ‘landscape grooming’

Landscape Grooming

Spring is the perfect time to get the garden and grounds in order. Do it as part of a spring cleaning event to encourage your tenants on their tasks and lift their spirits after winter. Seeing you revamp the garden will boost their enthusiasm for their interior spring cleaning tasks.

Encourage Tenants to Donate

There’s always a lot of junk that needs to be disposed of after a spring clean. A spring cleaning event is a great way to encourage your tenants to give back to the community by donating their ‘junk’ to others in need.

Make it Fun: Organize a Sale

If your tenants want to sell some of their unwanted goods, organize a sale event for them as part of the spring cleaning event. A sale event can be a fun way to get the community together while getting the junk cleared at the same time.

How Renting a Dumpster Can Help with Your Spring Cleaning Event

Make it easy for your tenants to dispose of the junk they cannot sell or donate in one go by renting a dumpster for the spring cleaning event. Dumpster rental will help you and your tenants end the spring cleaning event in the best way – with all the junk gone. This way of doing spring cleaning junk removal is efficient and very cost-effective – for landlords and tenants. Spring cleaning junk removal helps you maintain your property in accordance with safety regulations.

Hosting a spring cleaning event will help you connect with your tenants while connecting your tenants to the wider community. It’s a fun way to get the spring cleaning done in record time and ensure correct trash management for your benefit as well as that of your tenants.