end of tenancy

End Of Tenancy Cleaning

Leaving a property at the end of your tenancy can be a daunting task. Firstly just the idea of having to box up all you possessions and transport them across town just to unpack them all again and get set up is enough to make someone faint! I know because I’ve done it already a few too many times than I’d like.

Most real estate agents or landlords will also require the house to be in tip top clean condition before they will return your bond, so this is where Home Clean Home can help you. Our end of tenancy cleans and move-out services are a comprehensive and detailed clean that gets all the finer details from top to bottom. On average (obviously depending on the house size) we like to spend between 8-12 working hours making sure not a single stone is left unturned and you can take some of the stress of moving off your mind.

If you are a brave soul that would like to attempt this yourself, then I’m going to break down our full cleaning service for you here:

Kitchen:

As well as your standard wiping all surfaces and cleaning the sink, taps and stove-top, with our deep clean we will:

  • Clean the range hood and filter.
  • Clean inside the oven with powerful over cleaner.
  • Clean out the fridge.
  • Wipe inside all cupboards and drawers.
  • Where required it is a good idea to remove drawers from cupboard to make sure not spots are missed.

In the bathroom:

  • Scrub shower with borax and special product to remove all soap scum and water drops.
  • Scrub toilet, including the outside of the bowl and the pipes at the back.
  • Clean inside all cupboards.
  • Wipe mirror with dry towel in order to not leave streaks.
  • Clean sink and taps, making sure taps are polished.
  • Wipe skirting boards of all dust and mould.
  • Spot clean walls of all drip marks and mould.
  • Mop and dry floor. Drying is an essential step, otherwise you can often leave unsightly streaks.

Bedroom and living areas:

Without all the furniture, the living areas can often be easier to do, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t still a lot of work to do.

  • Make sure to spot clean all the walls and wipe all skirting boards first.
  • Once this is done, you can vacuum all the dust and dirt from the floors.
  • If you have hardwood floors, then it’s worth investing in a good floor cleaning detergent for mopping.

Windows:

  • Use hot soapy water to clean the windows first. Be sure to wipe the frames too as there will be a lot of dirt between the panes and the frames.
  • Use a squeegee to remove most of the water.
  • Follow up with a dry towel to remove the final streaks from the windows and wipe dry the frames.
  • If the windows still seem a little dirty, use some window cleaner spray and a dry towel to give them a good once over.

Blinds:

Blinds are always difficult and time-consuming to clean:

  • If blinds are just dusty then it is easy to use a wet cloth and wipe them down on both sides. Adjust the angle of the blinds to make sure to get all nooks and crannies.
  • If blinds are dirtier, then they may require the same treatment as the windows. Start with hot, soapy water then wipe down and dry afterwards.
  • A simple easy trick to make blind cleaning easier is to use a sock. Wear the sock over your hand, and then grip each slat individually and wipe your hand up and down. This will greatly speed up your cleaning time.

Have a plan:

As with all cleaning, the true key to cleaning is having a plan.

  • Clean top to bottom in all rooms to make sure any dust and dirt will fall to the floor and you can vacuum and mop at the end.
  • Plan which rooms you will clean first. I like to do the kitchen and bathrooms first where most of the hard work is done, then move to the bedrooms and living areas. Also, ideally work from one end of the house to the other, ending at the front door so you don’t go over and dirty what you had already cleaned.

Best of luck with your move and I hope this helps you out with your end of tenancy cleaning. As with any cleaning, it will require time, cleaning products and a lot of elbow grease.

 

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