End Of Lease Cleaning, Move Out Cleaning, Bond Cleaning
So, it’s time to move on to bigger and better surroundings but you still have to be courteous and not leave the one you currently occupy in a mess. After spending years in your present location, all the furniture, clothing and other paraphernalia seem like an insurmountable mountain.
The move out cleaning that comes along with moving is a daunting task. Making sure the residence is move – in ready is sometimes a critical component of your lease to secure your full bond return. After all the packing has been completed, it is suggested that you give yourself a few days to do a good thorough once over.
However, you can also start the exit clean while you are occupying the premises but it has a greater degree of difficulty. The most difficult room to clean is the kitchen. Grease and grime have more than likely taken over. Move from one side of the room to the other in a deliberate fashion while making sure you touch all areas of the kitchen. If the appliances were leased with the residence make sure to clean the surfaces of these first; the stove top, oven, range hood, the refrigerator, the microwave and any other appliance. Most surfaces do not need abrasive cleaners, so some soap and water along with a soft cloth should do the trick. For the more intense jobs use a cream cleaner that will not scratch surfaces. Unplug appliances and clean underneath if possible. Chances are, after so many years or months in a static position there is a collection of dust, dirt and grime.
Take all food out of the cupboards and clean the insides with a soft damp cloth. This will trap any particles left behind. After the counter-tops and cupboards have been cleaned; lastly clean the walls & floor. Use an industrial cleaner and scrub with a brush. This will cut all the built up dirt.
The other living spaces will be a little easier to clean. Treat the floors of these other living areas the same as the kitchen because dirt and grime would have built up and will not be removed by just mopping alone. If they are carpeted areas, you will need to get a professional carpet cleaner in.
Bag all your garbage and leave for collection in the allotted area.
Mop all floors after scrubbing once all your possessions have been removed from the house. Mop the property last. For a complete move out / in cleaning checklist click here.