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Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

16 Feb 2018

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Moving out? Make sure your rental is sparkling from top to bottom to increase your chances of getting your bond back with this cleaning checklist.

Kitchen

  • Dust exhaust fan
  • Remove cobwebs from ceiling and light fixtures
  • Thoroughly clean oven racks, grills, walls, and door
  • Scrub any stains and grease off stovetop
  • Clean oven range hood
  • Clean dishwasher, including door and filter (check out our dishwasher cleaning tips)
  • Clean and polish steel sinks and faucets
  • Wipe inside and outside of all cupboard doors and drawers
  • Wipe all benches and surfaces
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Clean walls, doors and power points
  • Vacuum and mop

Pro cleaning tip: Always clean from top to bottom so any dust and debris stirred up along the way can be removed when you clean the floors.

Bathroom

  • Dust exhaust fan
  • Remove cobwebs from ceiling and light fixtures
  • Clean and disinfect toilet
  • Scrub shower, bath and vanity sink
  • Wipe all surfaces
  • Wipe inside and outside of all cupboard doors and drawers
  • Clean mirror
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Clean and polish steel faucets
  • Clean walls, doors and power points
  • Vacuum and mop

Pro cleaning tip: Ditch hard-water build-up on your shower head by tying a bag of vinegar around it overnight.

Living Room

  • Remove cobwebs from ceiling and light fixtures
  • Dust ceiling fans and exhaust fans
  • Clean walls, doors and power points
  • Dust blinds
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Vacuum and mop

Pro cleaning tip: Check your tenancy agreement to see whether you need to get your carpets professionally cleaned upon vacating. (You probably do.)

Bedrooms

  • Remove cobwebs from ceiling and light fixtures
  • Dust ceiling fans and exhaust fans
  • Clean walls, doors and power points
  • Dust blinds
  • Wipe inside and outside of all built-in cupboards and drawers
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Vacuum and mop floors and inside wardrobes

Pro cleaning tip: Don’t forget your outdoor spaces! Mow the lawn, ditch the weeds and give the deck or patio a sweep before your final inspection.

Now your rental is in ship-shape, you can (hopefully) look forward to using your bond return for that new furniture or TV you wanted!