Creating a Move Out Cleaning Checklist

September 28, 2012 by lisaheader  
Published in Lifestyle

Tenancy cleaning checklist is an important part of the whole ending-a-lease process. See how you can create it.

Moving from one property to another is a complicated process that involves many things. Besides all the packing and moving, the property should be cleaned as well. If you want your full-deposit back you have to repair all the damages happened during your lease and to clean the entire place perfectly in order to pass your landlord’s inspection. Only this way you will get your bond back. 

The move out cleaning part is considered as the most difficult one. Thus you will have to be really well organized and know every small hidden place in the property as landlords have eagle eyes and will notice every imperfection. You can hire a professional move out cleaning company London offers, if you don’t want to waste your time and risk your deposit, of course, but if you want to do it yourself, here is a checklist that will help you organize yourself easier. 

  • Bedrooms – start with those as they are the easiest ones. Dust the drawers, lampshades and blinds, clean the mattress, and don’t forget to vacuum under the bed. Wash the curtains if there are such. 
  • Living Room – the dusting procedure is the same: don’t forget the lampshades and blinds. Vacuum thoroughly and wash the carpet. Wash the upholstery as well and make everything look clean and smell fresh. 
  • Bathroom and toilet – these two have to be disinfected with a strong detergent. Don’t forget to scrub the tiles, taps, shower and everything that has soap scum and limescale build ups. Make everything shiny. Wash the bathroom curtain and spray it with some vinegar to prevent mould and mildew growth. 
  • Kitchen – this is maybe the most difficult, time and effort consuming place of the whole place. It usually has the most stubborn stains and requires special attention. Clean every kitchen appliance – stove, oven, microwave oven, fridge, coffee-maker etc. Give a clean scrub to the sink and disinfect the drain. Pay special attention to the walls. The one that is behind the stove will definitely have greasy stains on it. Consider scrubbing them with a gentle detergent to avoid damaging the surface, or just scrub until the stains are gone and paint it over. 

End of tenancy cleaning is a tough process but you can handle it if you know how. Just keep in mind – your landlord doesn’t want to return your deposit and will do anything to keep it. And this is what makes many to panic and do some things chaotically. If you are one of those kind of people, then better hire a company that will provide you an affordable end of tenancy cleaning in London. This way you can be sure that your bond will be returned.

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