Cleaning itself is a tedious task, and it becomes doubly challenging when it needs to be done before leaving a house. But can’t help it! It’s a part of our lives, and we will obviously not want the new occupant to start a life in a new home with cleaning.
Preparing your home for the next occupant depends on how well you have maintained it while you stayed there – is it mere surface cleaning or deep cleaning that you need to do to get back your hefty deposit money?
For deep cleaning, it is better that you hire the service of move out cleaning in Auckland as they perform the task more competently and at a faster pace.
But, if you are planning to do it yourself, then you need to make sure that everything is in place. And here’s a checklist for you to help in your move out cleaning.
Top Tips To Know Before Doing Move Out Cleaning
All the room
Take out time and stroll through each room to inspect it thoroughly. If not new, the house should not have marks which speak out loudly about your stay. While you are going, you are expected to carry your memories with it and leave it back for the new family members.
- Bringing out all nails and screws from the walls and ceiling is essential as they look filthy when not in use. Furthermore, the new occupant might not need those nails at all! Don’t forget to apply putty after taking out the nails.
- Dust the ceiling fixtures.
- Empty each shelf and dust them neatly.
- Clean both sides of the windows, including the top edges.
- Clean the door and the knobs.
- Dust all electric fixtures, including the switches and outlets.
- In case there are any marks and stains on the walls, get them removed.
- Cleaning carpets is a tough task. So, you need to do it very carefully to make sure that it doesn’t have any stains, or dust on it. If required, hire professionals, who can give a fresh look to the carpets with their expertise and cleaning materials.
One of the significant places that need a professional level of cleaning is the bathroom – it homes maximum germs!
- Scrub the bathroom tiles, tub, shower, and sink and bleach the plaster.
- Empty the bathroom cabinetries and make sure you don’t keep back any speck of dust in them.
- Deep clean the sink, toilet countertop, and the bathroom floor.
- Dust the mirror and the fixtures.
- Mop each corner of the bathroom for removing dust, and then deep clean with cleaning products to make sure no germs are left back. And the bathroom smells fresh.
Kitchen is the heart of most of the family and is used for multiple purposes. Maintaining its hygiene is not just required while moving out, but throughout your stay in a home.
- Remove all your personal belongings, including the lights and fixtures.
- Check the cabinets, liners, and clean them.
- Using cleaning powder wash the cabinet doors and knobs.
- Mop the kitchen countertops and disinfect them.
- Wash and shine up the sink and each faucet.
- Scrub the refrigerator and the oven. If required, take out the parts and clean them individually.
- If there’s a dishwasher, ensure to clean that too.
- Clean the floor, the walls, and the ceiling. Make sure that you leave no corner untouched.
Remove each of your personal belongings from the room. Ideally, you should consider devoiding the room of any décor (as it reflects you and not the new occupant).
Not only your rooms but cleaning the entire property including the garage, the backyard, the lawn, the swimming pool area (if any) is your responsibility before you vacate a house.
- Trim the grass and the trees.
- Pull out the wild plant.
- Clean the garage and make sure that the door is functioning correctly.
- Get the swimming pool cleaned.
The entire process is extremely time-consuming and stressful. However, if you are ready to spend a few bucks, and hire service of a cleaning company, you can get rid of all the hassles.