Your lease has ended, and you’re moving out to bigger and better things.
Once you’ve packed up all your things and moved everything out, the next thing on your list should be end of lease cleaning.
Today, we’ll be explaining why cleaning is so important, and how Master Cleaners’ end of lease cleaning in Hobart can help!
The importance of end of lease cleaning
Whether you’re moving to a new house or upgrading to a larger store, you can’t completely forget about the old one. In fact, there’s a very good reason to go back and clean it: your security deposit may be at risk!
Many landlords will make cleanliness a condition if you want to get your security deposit or bond back.
And as anyone who’s ever had to deal with a bad landlord before knows, many can be extremely picky when it comes to messes, using it as an excuse to hang onto your deposit!
In addition to helping you get your deposit back however, cleaning up once your lease is over is also a common courtesy to the next tenant or occupant.
Your end of lease cleaning checklist
When it comes to end of lease cleaning, it isn’t enough to give everything a quick vacuum and call it a day.
That’s because your furniture and fittings hide a lot of the deeper messes that are seldom cleaned. Just think about how much dust is piling up underneath your sofa, or underneath your fridge.
During end of lease cleaning, you’ll have to ensure that all of these messes are also targeted.
To make your end of lease cleaning easier, we’ve put together a list of important considerations…
1) Plan ahead before moving
End of lease cleaning can be a tough job. For many, it’s the deepest, most thorough clean you’ll ever perform throughout your lease term (excluding the move-in clean, of course).
As such, you’ll want to plan ahead!
- Creating a realistic time estimate (we suggest a couple of days, minimum)
- Getting all your cleaning materials in order
- Buying enough cleaning products for the entire house
- Identifying trouble spots (kitchens, for example)
Instead of going into your end of lease cleaning nily-wily, plan ahead of time. This will help you identify areas prioritise, and help save you from cramming.
2) Clean one area at a time
You’d be surprised how much easier this makes everything!
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed going into your end of lease cleaning. Whether it’s a house or commercial property, that’s a lot of cleaning.
Make things more manageable by breaking it down area-by-area.
One option is to go room by room, thoroughly cleaning out one room at a time.
Another option is to break it down by cleaning task. For example, you might start with steam cleaning all the carpets. You might follow up by dusting off all of the base shoes in the property.. Next up, might be cleaning heating vents, and so on.
It’s a simple piece of advice, but it can work wonders for organising your cleaning!
3) Understand that each room is different
As such, you’ll want to carefully consider what cleaning tasks each room requires!
Divide your list into the interior and exterior part of your home. Prioritise outdoor cleaning by including areas that you may sometimes overlook such as:
- Cleaning veranda, BBQ area, and other outdoor furniture
- Sweeping and mopping the floors of the driveway, garage and removing any oil stains and dirt
- Cleaning the pool from leaves and emptying any dirt on the pool filter
- Removing dust from windows, outdoor walls and door panels
And when it comes to interior cleaning…
- Clean and empty wardrobes, shelves and drawers
- Change curtains, beddings, and pillowcases
- Clean light switches and replace bulbs
- Sweep and vacuum floors and carpets
- Vacuum and dust-off top and bottom portions of your dishwasher, refrigerator, oven and microwave
- Get rid of oil and grease inside your ovens by using vinegar and baking soda
- Wipe grease build-up on countertops and other surfaces
- Vacuum and clean carpets
- Wipe and clean doors and windows
- Remove cobwebs, dust and dirt in ceilings and walls
- Dust-off air conditioners and air vents
- Remove curtains and clean vertical blinds
- Clean bathroom sinks, taps, mirrors, and exhaust fans
- Brush and wipe moulds and other dirt on tile and grout
- Get rid of soap scum and other bathroom product residues
- Disinfect and clean toilet bowls, walls, and flooring
4) Get help
End of lease cleaning is a big job. The best piece of advice we can give is to get help!
If you’re abandoning renting and moving to a new house, don’t be afraid to enlist the help of relatives and friends if you can.
Alternatively, you can go a step above and enlist the help of a professional!
Professional cleaners bring potent tools and effective cleaning methods to your end of lease cleaning for a deeper, more thorough clean.
They’ll also help by taking work off your hands, allowing you to take a backseat or even go hands-off altogether!
Need end of lease cleaning in Hobart?
Call the Masters!
Get your bond back in full and leave your previous apartment, home or commercial property with Master Cleaners’ end of lease cleaning in Hobart.
We’ll ensure your property is spotlessly clean, maximising your chances of getting your bond or deposit back.
Our motto is simple: we’ll take care of all those messes that are…
- Too tough
- Too dirty
- Too big
Our cleaners in Hobart will also provide a complete invoice of cleaning services provided, proving to your landlord that your space is as clean as the day you moved in.
We’ll even come back and re-clean your property and finish the job if you don’t receive your bond back due to any cleaning issues!