I feel very weird. When we moved to the first flat in Sweden, it was not very nice. There was a lot of random stuff in every closet that the previous tenant (maybe also the original landlord) left. The attic was full of useless crap and we had to ask to use it to store our suitcases.
I had to clean all the wardrobes, shelves and drawers. Everything stank of dust. The smell we were not able to get rid of for a year. I had to wash my clean clothes constantly before wearing them. The kitchen was full of broken or old tools, artificial plants stuffed in closets. Shelves and drawers were dirty, had stains of uncleaned food in them. The dishwasher didn't work.
We recently moved out. We took our stuff, left the crap that was not ours where it was when we moved in. I cleaned the floors, shelves and the bathroom.
We left the keys at Nathan's office because it was the company who rented the flat from the landlord.
The landlord called Karin, person who handled everything for us when we moved and said we did not clean. I do not know what he meant exactly. His daughter is moving into this flat now. So Karin hired cleaning company to go and clean the flat for them now.
I feel like a dirty person who just left the place looking like shit. I do take stuff like that too seriously and I can no let it go. Maybe I need a shrink. I am so mad and upset I would call this guy and tell him that the state of the flat when we got there was, to my standards of cleaningness, a dump.
It really seems like people who rent out second hand don't really give a shit to give you the apartment clean and free of their stuff when you move in.
Same with the new flat. It took me 3 days (and later few visits to a nearby recycle place) to clean it and move all of the stuff the landlord left behind to the basement.
Every single closet had his old stuff in it, clothing, blankets, old weight lifts, radios, 10 umbrellas, broken pictures, curtain rail, flat footballs, old towels...
I am sorry, I had to vent.