No, this is not an underfed hippie,
it's a mop!
What do we mean by leaving the
apartment clean or
"How not to get your cleaning deposit
Although we feel a little silly
putting together this page, some explanation does seem necessary as some
people obviously misunderstand the word CLEAN.
In order to get your deposit back, here's a list of what you will have
to do. The order in which you clean the property is up to you but we've
put the list in a logical order. We have seen people mop the floor
before vacuuming. If you divide the tasks up between all of you,
the whole operation shouldn't take more than an hour for the apartments
and 2 hours for the chalets
And this is not some sort of a
prehistoric monster, it's a vacuum cleaner!
Your apartment will be given to you
in a clean condition. Please leave it that way!
What to do:
- Clean the fireplace (if you used it)
but NOT with the vacuum cleaner. Put all ashes in the metal container
which can be found in the storage area then empty and clean the metal container.
- Empty and clean the fridge.
- Remove all food from the cupboards.
- Clean the oven and microwave.
If you have used the oven, you will need to buy oven cleaner. Spray
the product into the cold oven and close the door. Wait 30 minutes and
- Clean the kitchen work surfaces, the
cooker, the extractor above the cooker and the tiles.
- Clean all pots, pans, glasses, plates
etc. and put them back in the cupboard.
- Clean the bathroom (toilet, sink,
bidet, bath) using the provided cleaning product and then rinse.
- Remove sheets (if applicable) and
deposit them in a bundle, ready to be taken to the cleaners.
- Wipe all tables, shelves and inside
cupboards, especially the one under the sink.
- Sweep the terrace (if not covered
- Vacuum the beds in order to remove
- Vacuum and then mop the floor including
under the beds with warm water and one capful of the provided cleaning product
for floors. Pay special attention to stains left by sticky substances!
As the bathroom and kitchen are already clean, pour the dirty water down the
drain found on the terrace.
- Take your rubbish (trash) out.
Basically, if we have to call in the
cleaning staff, we have to pay them and we will use your deposit in order to
We are often asked about what to do about food and drink that are left over. You may leave any unperishable and/or unopened goods in the apartment or chalet. This can include a bag of potatoes for example but please do not leave half-eaten items or cooked or frozen items. We give all the food left behind to the cleaning lady who appreciates any help with her budget.
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