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Cleaning Disaster

I am admittedly not the most fastidious of housekeepers. I don’t leave pizza boxes or dirty dishes lying around for long. On the other hand, I’ve never worried too much about the piles of books, records, magazines, cds, guitars, half-finished manuscripts, songbooks, magazines, dvds, sheet music, posters, photos, pens, pencils, computer parts, notes to myself, old shopping lists, hard drives and memorabilia that have come to fill every shelf, closet, corner and wall of my flat. I’ve lived the life of a happy, blissful bachelor until now, and I’ve occupied my current apartment ever since I was at university.

That’s all about to change. In fact I’ve just packed the last box, thrown away years worth of useless junk and am moving into a larger place with my girl. It has been a massive End of Tenancy Cleaning London undertaking. I never realized just how much stuff I had acquired over the past seven years. My girl called me a “cleaning catastrophe” and it seems that she will be making sure I don’t let my old habits follow me into our new home. It’s never easy throwing away the things that have surrounded you for so long but, as they say, enough is enough.

The nice part is that the new flat is big enough for me to have a room for my music and books. This luxury aside, I’m under strict orders not to let it descend into the kind of mayhem she abhors – it’s a wonder she ever agreed to cohabitation in the first place.

So the end of tenancy cleaning crew is due tomorrow, and frankly, I’m glad I don’t have to do the job. A fairly large amount of dust, cobwebs, nails in the wall and various smudges await them, but the firm I hired has a great reputation and their work is guaranteed. I shopped around and found, among the many end of tenancy cleaning London companies listed, one in my neighborhood that has a good reputation and a price I can afford. I’ve got plenty of other things at the moment to deal with. A big step for me and my girl, moving in together. I can only hope to curb my catastrophic proclivity towards untidiness.

Alfred Halfnight is a London-based freelance journalist with a mission to make you a better, cleaner, happier human being. Drawing attention to the peculiarities of life in the modern age is all part of the package.Check out his other articles for everything you need to know about end of tenancy cleaning London companies or domestic cleaning employees.