How to make End Of Lease or Moving Out Cleaning a MASSIVE Success!
Whether you’re moving down the street or to the other side of the world, you have a lot to juggle when you’re moving out. On top of that, you have to clean your current house thoroughly before you move out, whether it’s to pass the end of lease/bond inspection or to put your home on the market. It can be an extremely overwhelming and stressful process, but if you’re prepared, then you can breeze through your moving out cleaning in only a few hours.
Following these easy steps will save you from a chaotic packing mess and unneeded stress and put you on the fast track to having a sparkling clean home so can move out.
1. Have a checklist and have a plan
Going into your end of lease cleaning without an organised home cleaning plan or checklist is asking to fail. You will have a stressful time trying to remember which rooms you’ve already cleaned and what else is left to do. Do yourself a massive favour and MAKE A HOME CLEANING CHECKLIST. Making a home cleaning checklist will save a large amount of mental energy and stress from having to remember everything, you can just relax and focus on the task at hand. If all professional home and domestic cleaning services have a checklist and plan when they go to clean a home, why would you do it any differently? It’s the most effective use of your time and energy.
2. Delegate Tasks
Most people, when they doing end of lease/bond or moving out cleaning. They feel like they need to do every task themselves to make sure that the task is done correctly. This can lead to high levels of stress and you burning out, which is completely avoidable if you manage it. If you can, delegate cleaning tasks to other people, such as letting your kids do all their own packing, or asking your partner to clean the living room and kitchen, while you clean the bathrooms. Delegating cleaning tasks will allow the job to get done a lot faster, less stress for you, and at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.
The easiest way to delegate all this stress to someone who loves to do the jobs you hate, is to hire SnapClean to do your End of Lease, Bond and Moving out Cleaning.
3. Do ALL the Packing BEFORE the Cleaning
So many people make the mistake of trying to start cleaning before they have packed up everything. This is a massive waste of time because you end up having to re-clean everything once it does get packed up. This makes the home cleaning task a lot harder than it needs to be. You’ll also be able to clean much faster since you won’t have knick knacks laying around and slowing you down. Home cleaning is stressful enough, that’s why you need to make it as easy as possible on yourself.
4. Move All The Boxes To One Room
Trying to clean around packed boxes is like trying to drive with the handbrake on, you’re still making progress, but at a significantly slower pace. Getting the boxes out of the way will allow you to clean your home at maximum speed, rather than constantly moving boxes to clean difficult spots. If you can’t move all the boxes to your new house yet, then this is the perfect solution while you do your home cleaning.
5. Top to Bottom Cleaning
The easiest part of the room to clean is usually the ceiling, start by dusting the corners of cobwebs and removing dust from the ceiling. We advise covering your mouth with a scarf, handkerchief of shirt to protect you from inhaling dust, as it will become airborne from dusting. You can use a ladder or you can place a clean rag over your (dry) mop and put a rubber band around the corners so that it turns into a makeshift duster. Then wipe down the walls from top to bottom using clean rags to clean dust. If you have to clean any stains, take a damp cloth and wring it out, and gently rub the stain so that it won’t damage the paint or wall while cleaning.
6. Clean Door frames and Windows
Some people sometimes forget or miss this step, but it makes a significant difference in overall aesthetics and appearance. A handy tip for homemade window cleaner (In case you’ve run out or already packed it up) is a 50-50 ratio of vinegar and water.
7. Scrub Kitchen Counters and Cabinets
A deep scrub and clean may be necessary for your kitchen depending on their condition. This is an area that needs to be extremely sanitary and have a thorough cleaning.
8. Sweep and Vacuum the Entire House
An amateur mistake is sweeping/mopping and vacuuming one room at a time, this slows down the whole home cleaning process. Dirt and dust can be transferred from other rooms into your clean ones. Not only does this waste more time, but it stresses you out and decreases the quality of work overall. Professional home and domestic cleaners always do the sweeping and vacuuming last.
9. Clean the Bathrooms LAST!
The bathrooms are the absolute LAST place to clean for moving out cleaning. Because you, your family and the removalists will be coming in and out of the bathrooms during your moving process. The bathroom is often the toughest place to clean as well, since it involves disgusting tile grout, hard to access places and dealing with the dreaded toilet. While we are sure that you’re more than capable of doing it yourself, why not outsource it to our friendly team of professional home and domestic cleaners and they will make sure your bathroom sparkles.