When you are planning to move out of your apartment, you will need to do some end of tenancy cleaning to make sure that you can get your deposit back and walk away without any damage fees.
Before you begin the end of tenancy cleaning, you will want to make sure to have everything out of the apartment. This will be beneficial because you will be able to see everything and won’t miss something that might have been covered up with furniture or some other item.
The very first thing that you will want to do for the end of tenancy cleaning is to walk through the entire apartment and make a note of any cleaning supplies. Once you have purchased any cleaning supplies that you might need, you will be ready to begin. Your first step will be to remove all the staples and nails that you have stuck into the walls or doors. You can quickly fill these holes with putty.
The next major chore is the kitchen. In the kitchen, you will want to clean out the refrigerator and freezer, the cooker and oven, all kitchen cupboards and cabinets, the sink and of course the kitchen floor. All of these items except for the inside of the oven can be cleaned with some hot, soapy water. Pay careful attention to the refrigerator by removing all the shelves and drawers and cleaning every nook and cranny.
The oven should be cleaned according to self-cleaning instructions, if available. If the oven is not self-cleaning, then you will want to place some newspapers in front of the oven, just slightly under the door and then clean the oven according to directions on the can. Finish up the end of tenancy cleaning by wiping out all the cupboards and remember to clean the fronts of the cabinets as well. Clean out the light fixtures next and then do the counter tops and sink. The last thing that you should clean is the floor.
When you are done with the kitchen, you will want to clean the bathrooms. Thoroughly clean the sink, tub, toilet and shower. Also, clean the mirrors and counters or medicine cabinet and wipe out any drawers. Clean the light fixtures and then sweep and mop.
After the bathroom, you can move to the bedrooms. Wipe down the closet shelves and vacuum the carpet. Sweep and mop if there is not carpet and clean any light fixtures and blinds. Repeat these same items in the living room and dining room. When you have completed all of these elements, you will be finished with the end of tenancy cleaning.
If you simply cannot find the time to complete all these tasks on your own, then you always have the option of hiring a cleaning company that specializes in end of tenancy cleaning. They will be able to supply fully trained and professional cleaners to clean your property from top to bottom, delivering amazing results that will impress your landlord.