End of Lease / Vacate Cleaning Tips

End of Lease Cleaning Tips

  • We recommend that you keep all your cleaning supplies together; pop them all in a bucket, to speed up the cleaning process
  • For best results, we recommend cleaning from top to bottom, i.e always clean the ceiling first, follow with the windows, and the floor for the last
  • Begin with dry cleaning tasks (such as removing cobweb, dusting, vacuuming and sweeping) before wiping surfaces down with a damp cloth or mopping
  • Don’t forget about mess created by your pets. Give kennels, tanks and cages a good clean. Fumigate the property if required
  • If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, it is always best to leave it to us (Fullworks Cleaners) to do all your end of leased clean / vacate clean/ bond clean

Exterior Cleaning Tips

  • Remove dust or cobwebs from walls, window sills and eaves, you can do this using cobweb brush, or high pressure jet
  • Cut the lawn, trim the edges, weed gardens and sweep the pathway
  • Remember to clean the veranda or patio, including the BBQ and all outdoor furniture
  • if there is a pool in the house, always remove leaf debris from pool and clean the filter before you vacate the house
  • Clear out the letter box and compost bin
  • Ensure outdoor lighting is working and cleaned
  • Sweep garage, driveway and remove any dirt or oil marks, you can use some acid or degreaser to remove the oil stain
  • Remove all rubbish, empty and wash out household bins
  • Hose down garage door and ensure working opener is left behind.

Interior Cleaning Tips

  • Always start from the top first, remove the cobweb and clean the light fitting, fan, exhaust fan and air-cond unit.
  • Wipe down air conditioner, cleaning vents, wash and dry filter
  • Check all globes are working – clean light fittings and switches
  • Clean and empty wardrobes, cupboards, shelving and drawers
  • Wipe clean all window ledges, architraves, skirting boards and picture rails
  • Clean Venetian and vertical blinds
  • Clean windows, sliding doors and fly screens inside and out
  • Clear door and window tracks, clean the track using a screw driver and a cloth, follow by vacuum the remaining debris
  • Wash or dry-clean curtains and re-hang
  • Wipe over all switches, door hardware and surrounds
  • Remove traces of cigarette odour and nicotine stains
  • Clean any furniture provided and place in original position.

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

  • Clean oven walls, racks, grill and leave cleaned trays inside. To clean your oven without all the harsh chemicals, mix half a cup of baking soda with three tablespoons of water (adjust ratios as required until you have a smooth paste). Spread the paste on your oven walls, avoiding the heating elements in an electric oven. Let the paste sit overnight before removing, then spray with vinegar. A foam should form; simply wipe this away. sometimes a blae will be able to help in removing the residue.
  • Remove stovetop stains and clean thoroughly
  • Wash filters and clean range hood, ensuring the overhead light is working. You can us the dishwasher to clean your filter, but it has to be a lower temperature
  • Clean dishwasher, including rubbers, door and filter. For a sparkling dishwasher, our cleaning tip is to shake baking soda onto a damp sponge, and wipe around door seels and to remove food and stains. Adding a small cup of bleach to a cycle will also kill any bacteria, and leave the machine fresh and clean
  • Clear food and debris from sink holes, plugs and taps
  • If your kitchen sink is stainless steel, make it sparkle by wiping it down with a couple of drops of mineral oil and a soft sponge
  • Clean garbage disposals by dropping in slices of lemon, a spoonful of salt and a couple of ice cubes; the lemon deodorises while the salt and ice remove built-up residues
  • Wash all countertops, benches and surface areas
  • Wipe the inside and outside of all cupboards
  • Clean inside the refrigerator and freezer, removing all food
  • Clean behind the refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave
  • Clean the extractor fan—a quick vacuum will usually do the trick.

Bathroom & Laundry Cleaning Tips

  • Clean and disinfect baths, showers, screens, basins and toilets
  • Our moving house cleaning tip for cleaning shower heads, is to fill a plastic bag with enough vinegar to submerge the nozzle, and tie the bag in place. Leave the nozzle to soak overnight to remove all residue build-up
  • When it comes to glass shower walls and doors, create a paste of baking soda and vinegar, apply liberally and leave to soak for an hour. Remove with a damp cloth for sparkling clean glass
  • Ensure facilities and fixtures are free of soap residue and mildew
  • Wash all surfaces, including tiled areas and bench tops
  • Remove mould from tiles, grout, ceiling and walls. For tough mould in tile grout, dip an old toothbrush into bleach and scrub
  • Dust and polish towel rails and toilet roll holders
  • Clean sinks, drain holes, plugs and taps
  • Clean mirrors and exhaust fans.

Walls & Floors Cleaning Tips

  • Spot clean any scuff marks on walls
  • Use sugar soap mixed with warm water applied with a soft cloth on walls with extensive scuff marks
  • Vacuum and steam clean all carpets
  • Vacuum and clean all sliding door and window tracks
  • Sweep and mop tiled floors and floorboards
  • Clean wall and floor areas behind appliances, such as the refrigerator, freezer, microwave, washing machine and dryer.


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