If you are relocating & want to get your bond back, make sure to read these professional tips shared by a commercial cleaner.
Planning & Preparation
The first step in this process is to create a checklist of all the things that need to be done. The best way to make sure you have everything on your list is to ask what sort of cleaning was expected from you when you moved into your place.
Prior to beginning the vacuuming process, it is important to clean the ceiling, ceiling fans and light fixtures. One of the most crucial cleaning steps is to thoroughly clean cobwebs, which can sometimes harbour spiders. The tops of cabinets or wardrobes should also be cleaned prior to vacuuming, as they tend to collect a lot of dirt.
Before you start cleaning, make sure that everything is out of the room. Maximize your time by removing all the furniture and appliances before you start the cleaning.
Make sure to:
- Remove all the items from the room.
- Remove furniture and appliances (if you are able to).
- Remove garbage from bins/bags and other waste materials that may have been left behind
- Remove any carpets or rugs that may need to be cleaned separately as these will often be too big for standard vacuum cleaners to handle in one go unless equipped with special attachments or tools designed for large surfaces like carpets, rugs, floors, etc.
Clean Windows, Frames and Door Tracks.
When it comes to cleaning windows, you need to take time to carefully clean the frames, tracks and screens. You should also clean the blinds. For cleaning blinds made of metals, use a damp cloth for dusting and clean well in between each slat.
You will have to pay special attention to mould and mildew. Use an old toothbrush with a mixture of vinegar and water and gently scrub the affected area. Remove cobwebs using a duster or vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.
Pay Attention To Your Kitchen Appliances.
In the kitchen, clean all of your appliances inside and out. If you have an oven, make sure to clean it thoroughly. Don’t forget to clean the exhaust fan, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and stove as well. You should also make sure to scrub down the sink and cupboards. If you have floor tiles in your kitchen, deep clean them to remove any stains or marks if necessary. Once you’re done with all of the appliances in the kitchen & the floors are cleaned, everything else should be a breeze!
Most important Bathroom clean
- Deep clean your bathroom.
- Clean the walls and floor. Don’t forget about the bathtub, toilet, or shower! If you have a shower curtain, this is a good time to replace it with a new one.
- Clean the vanity unit from top to bottom: don’t just wipe down the surface; get into all the nooks and crannies! Make sure you dust off any loose hair from around sinks and drains as well.
- Next up, clean your mirror(s). Use a glass cleaner or window spray for best results here—don’t just use water!
- Now that all surfaces of your bathroom are sparkling clean, it’s time to get down on your hands and knees with an old toothbrush in hand—literally scrubbing every little inch between tiles with this handy cleaning tool will make them look brand new again when finished. It may take some elbow grease…but hey—that’s what it takes sometimes! (And if there’s grout missing – like ours was – consider re-grouting now instead.)