House Inspection Time

@flapiz (4151)
Australia
May 15, 2016 10:37pm CST
The only time I take time to clean my room is every 3 months when our house inspection is coming up. Renting here in Australia is like this. A house inspector comes every 3 months to check if you've kept the house tidy and in good condition. They can be very thorough therefore I need to do serious cleaning. Wondering how I'm going to remove pencil marks on my wall. Baby cousin decided to play Van Gough.
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@sunrisefan (16680)
• Philippines
16 May 16
Is the inspector hired by the house owner? In New Zealand, the owner or his agent makes monthly visits to the house leased to tenants.
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
16 May 16
Yep here it's an agent that mostly does the inspection. But sometimes the owner pops by as well if things needed some fixing. We are neighbours with the house owner.
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@sunrisefan (16680)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@flapiz So it's easier for him to pop in indeed hahaha!
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
16 May 16
@sunrisefan True, true but still being neighbours with the owner doesn't exempt us from these annoying inspections. I'm scrubbing the walls spotless.
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@toniganzon (42735)
• Philippines
16 May 16
Use the eraser!
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• Philippines
16 May 16
makes sense!
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
16 May 16
Ahahaha nah the eraser leaves a mark on the wall too. Baking soda and sugar soap is proving to be more effective
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• Philippines
16 May 16
@flapiz so you just mix baking soda, sugar and soap with water? what kind of soap - liquid dish detergent?
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@Lucky15 (33706)
• Philippines
16 May 16
Repaint?
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
16 May 16
Hopefully not. I'm thinking of putting liquid eraser ahaha on our white wall. Gee this is a lot of work.
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@Lucky15 (33706)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@flapiz hahaha
@softbabe44 (5951)
• Vancouver, Washington
16 May 16
I have went through that before it might be a good thing too
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
16 May 16
Well it has its perks. At least when I move out it's easier and not much cleaning.
• Vancouver, Washington
17 May 16
@flapiz That's true works both ways
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@MGjhaud (20829)
• Philippines
16 May 16
baking soda will do but not much rubbing cause it might remove the paint too. ive tried it before with detergent only and it works but a bit messy without baking soda. happy cleaning.
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
16 May 16
Baking soda is my last resort if sugar soap doesn't work. It is a bit harsh.
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• United States
16 May 16
Really every three months? That sounds a bit much... Do you have any Magic Erasers? those work on walls.
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
16 May 16
I don't. I haven't heard of magic erasers. I'm using good old baking soda and sugar soap. My cousin uses other marking stuffs as well.
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@marguicha (82710)
• Chile
16 May 16
That is not easy. Try a soft abrasive.
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@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
16 May 16
I'm trying to remove it with sugar soap and a microfibre clothe. She's done this in a lot of areas in our house. We always keep the colouring materials hidden and somehow she always manages to get one.
@miniam (9286)
• Bern, Switzerland
16 May 16
What do you mean you clean your room every 3 months? if the house inspectors were not coming,wil you not clean?