Are you moving soon? No matter whether you’re selling your home or ending a lease on it, it is important that your house be in a good condition. To help your cleaners or you, you can make a checklist. Renters must clean the property thoroughly in order to get their security deposit back. Before allowing tenants to move out, many landlords require that they have the property in its original condition. Before selling a property, sellers may have to clean it. Sellers often clean the home before they leave, even though it is not required by law.
What’s on your move-out cleaning list?
Your property’s size and condition will affect the scope of your move out cleaning checklist. As a guide, we have created checklist for move out cleaning in Auckland.
Dispose of any personal property
Take all personal belongings out of your home. All personal items, including furniture, closet items, shelves, and wall art must be removed.
Vacuum your home. Vacuum staircases and closets.
Dust and clean surfaces
Wipe down countertops in kitchen, bathroom and windowsills with an all-purpose cleaner.
Keep your interior clean
All cabinets should be cleaned. Cabinets can collect food crumbs and other residues, especially in the kitchen.
Over time, stainless steel appliances can get stained or etched. Use an all-purpose spray or vinegar and water to clean your fridge. Also, clean your microwave.
Wash and scrub the toilets, sinks, and showers.
Once you’re done vacuuming and dusting, put your sleeves down and get to work in the bathrooms. All toilets, sinks and tubs should be cleaned thoroughly. You should remove any mold, rust or mildew from bathrooms before you move out.
Clear out your closets
Clean your closet shelves and hangers after you have removed all clothing and accessories. Vacuum your closet floors and ensure that personal items are taken out.
Remove wall anchors and nails that were nailed into walls
It is best to remove any hardware that has been left in the walls of your property by the landlord or buyer.
Repair holes in drywall
Once you have removed all hooks, nails, and dry wall anchors, patch any unsightly gaps. If you have to repair drywall, it is worth hiring a professional handyman.
You can use paint to fix scratches and marks.
Before you move out, go to your local paint store to pick up a small amount of paint. You can use this paint to cover scratches or marks on walls. Walls with matte finishes can be more scratched by high-gloss paint than walls with glossy.
Clear the fridge and freezer.
Then clean out your fridge and freezer of any food leftovers and start cleaning. Spray disinfectant on all surfaces. Food crumbs should be removed.
Oven and stovetop clean
Stovetops can be a place where food residue may hide. Clean under the burners and remove the top of the gas range. A simple mixture of water and baking soda can be used to clean your oven. Combine the baking soda with water to make a paste. It should be baked in the oven. Vinegar can be added.
Give the floors a good mopping after all surfaces have been cleaned. Warm water and vinegar can be used to clean your floors. You can also use a Swiffer sweeper with a towel to clean your floors.
Are you looking for a cleaning service?
There are two options for cleaning your home. You can either hire a professional or do it yourself. If you rent your home and your security deposit are dependent on it, it may be worth hiring a professional cleaner. Cleaning the property yourself is a good option if you are looking to save money. Large properties may not be possible for people who have children or work full-time. It’s a smart idea to hire professional cleaning services.
When is it the best time to clean your house?
Do you have a hard time deciding when to clean your home? We recommend that you clean your home after all furniture and personal items have been removed. This will enable you to reach every corner and crevice in your home. It also makes cleaning much easier. This will save you the effort of vacuuming under rugs and other household items. It can be messy, especially if dirt is being tracked into your home by you or your movers. After the movers are gone and your belongings have been removed, it is a good idea to clean up the floors and surfaces. You should schedule your move at least two days in advance. This will give you plenty of time to clean the property before any new residents move in.