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The Best Approach for End of Lease Cleaning

If you’re thinking of cleaning out your home before your lease is up, here are some tips on how to do it effectively and safely.

1. Clean the bathroom and kitchen first

The bathroom and kitchen are usually the dirtiest rooms in a home, so it’s a good place to start. Make sure to get rid of all the clutter and throw out any old food or garbage. If there is anything hazardous, like bleach or rat poison, take it outside and throw it away.

2. Clear out the junk

Once the bathrooms and kitchens are clean, it’s time to start clearing out all the junk. This includes everything from furniture to journals to broken appliances. If you can, try to get rid of anything that’s not necessary and isn’t going to take up space in your new home.

3. Vacuum and dust

Now that everything’s clean, it’s time to dust and vacuum. Dust any high-traffic areas like the kitchen countertop or shelves, and vacuum every inch of floors and furniture. Make sure to use an effective dusting agent that won’t leave any marks or fingerprints.

Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. This will help to remove any dirt, dust, and bacteria from the surfaces. In addition, use a water hose to clean any surfaces that you can’t reach with a vacuum cleaner. This will help to remove any dirt, dust, and bacteria.

4. Throw out any excess debris

Once everything is clean and dusted, it’s time to throw away any excess debris. This includes anything that you didn’t have time to take care of during steps 1-3, as well as expired food or medication containers.

It’s also a good idea to clear out cupboards and closets where clutter can build up over time.

5. Pack away what needs to stay

Pack away any items that you plan on keeping in your new home, like photographs or memorabilia from your old one. Make sure everything is put back where it belongs before you do anything else!

6.  Restore any damaged surfaces

If you notice any damage to your surfaces, take steps to restore them. This could include applying a sealant or painting the area if necessary.

Usually, surfaces that are damaged are less likely to be bacteria- and dust-laden, so restoring them can help to improve your overall cleanliness.

7.  Move any furniture

If you need to move any furniture during your end of lease clean-up, be sure to protect it with a dust cloth and some tape. Furniture can be quite heavy, so be careful when moving it!

8.  Get your appliances and electronics ready for the new tenant

If there are any appliances, electronics, or other items that are due to be moved in with the new tenant, it’s a good idea to get them ready before they arrive. This includes making sure they’re plugged in and properly labelled.

9.  Serve your notice

When your lease is up, you’ll need to give your landlord written notice of your intent to vacate the property. Make sure you include all the necessary information, like when you expect to leave and what needs to be done while you’re gone.

If possible, try to schedule a time for your landlord to come by and inspect the property for any damages that may have occurred since you’ve been living there.

End of lease cleaning tips can be a great way to declutter and organise your home before your lease is up. By following these tips, you’ll be able to get the home you want and stay safe while doing it.

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