A Step-By-Step Guide To End Of Lease Cleaning
Moving out of a rental property can be stressful, especially if you’re in a hurry. But it doesn’t have to be! This guide will show you how to professionally clean your home so that when the landlord comes around for inspection, everything will look great.
Clean The Kitchen
The kitchen is probably the most important room in your house to clean. This is where you prepare food and drink, so it should be spotless. There’s no shame in giving yourself a once-over with your own cleaning products before moving on to the rest of the house.
- Clean the sink, faucets and drains (or get them professionally cleaned)
- Give the stovetop, oven and microwave a good wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge
- Clean out any debris from inside cabinets; dust off any shelves or cupboards; clean out drawers and make sure they’re empty of garbage or old food scraps that may have been left behind by previous tenants
- Wipe down refrigerator doors and shelves with hot water mixed with some dish soap (don’t use too much though—you don’t want to ruin anything). Make sure there aren’t any spills on floors near these appliances as well!
Clean The Bathroom
The bathroom is often overlooked when it comes to deep cleaning, but it should not be. This room houses a variety of items that need to be cleaned and sanitized regularly to keep them in good condition and prevent any problems from occurring. Follow these steps to ensure you get this room spotless:
Clean the toilet bowl with an enzyme-based cleaner or disinfectant product, then rinse thoroughly with hot water until there is no residue left behind. Do not use harsh chemicals on your toilet bowl; they can strip away some of its protective coating and make it more prone to stains in future cleanings (not what you want). Turn off any water supply valves immediately after use so that no residual water remains in them as well; otherwise calcification will occur over time which could lead to root damage or other issues for homeowners down the road!
Wash all windows inside and out
For this step you need to wash all the windows in your home, inside and out. To do this, you’ll want to use a sponge or cloth with warm water and a mild detergent (like dish soap). Be sure not to use too much soap or else there will be residue left on the window that will attract dirt. Once all the water has been wiped away and it is dry, you should use a razor blade to get rid of any stuck-on dirt as well as any streaks left by the squeegeeing process.
Clean The Carpet
At this point, you’re ready to tackle the carpet. This is one of the most important parts of your end of lease cleaning. You should take care not to damage the fibers or leave stains in them—it will make it harder for you to get your security deposit back and may even result in a fine from your landlord.
The first step is using a vacuum cleaner (like this) on each room’s carpeted areas. This will loosen up any dust and dirt that might have settled on top of it during your stay at the property, making it easier for you or your professional cleaners to remove when they come through later on.
Use a duster to remove dust from ceiling fans and light fixtures. If you have pets, use a vacuum cleaner to remove pet hair from carpets and upholstery. If you have children, it’s probably best to do this yourself or hire a professional for end of lease cleaning . If you prefer having someone else handle this job for you, ask your cleaner if they offer special services for children’s toys and furniture—they should be able to advise accordingly.
Mop And Polish The Floor
The final step is mopping and polishing the floors. This can be done using a mop, bucket and floor cleaning solution. A good quality mop will last for years, but make sure it’s wet enough to remove the dirt without leaving streaks or marks on the floor. If you’re using a dry cloth instead of a mop, don’t forget to change it regularly as they accumulate dirt quickly!
Once you have finished mopping your carpeted areas and wooden floors alike, it’s time to add some shine back into them with polish. It’s best to use a specialized floor wax designed specifically for this task—it has been designed with ingredients that are gentle enough not only on varnished surfaces but also polished ones too!
Empty Cupboards And Shelves
Remove all items from the cupboard or shelf.
Dust/clean the inside of the cupboard or shelf, paying special attention to any dust that may have gathered in corners and behind items.
Vacuum the interior surface of your cupboard or shelf using an attachment with soft bristles that will not scratch it. Use a low suction setting if you can.
If necessary, wash down your cupboard or shelf with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly after cleaning to remove any soap residue that may be left behind on surfaces you’ve cleaned previously, such as when removing items from shelves.
So there you have it. A step-by-step guide to cleaning your house at the end of a lease. The best thing about this process is that if you follow these steps, your house will be spick and span in no time!