How to clean the house before moving out of Perth

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How to clean the house before moving out of Perth

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Once one of my friend told me, I don’t have high hopes for getting our deposit back in Perth’s rental market, despite the fact that I know we will leave the place looking infinitely better than when we moved in. My cousin who also lives in the city had $200 deducted from their deposit for “not cleaning the dishwasher”. How do you clean a dishwasher?!

here is some tips on how to how to clean the house before moving out in Perth

Get Your Deposit Back: A Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

The last thing you want to do before you leave one home to start another is clean out the old place. But alas, it must be done, so just throw on some tunes, grin and bear it. If your place is just surface dirty and not damaged, how well you clean could be the difference between getting back your deposit money that has been held hostage for years or not. So here is a checklist of things not to forget as you prepare your home for its next inhabitants.

You should clean everywhere:

  • Take all nails and screws out of the walls and ceiling and putty them smoothly.
  • Dust the ceiling fixtures.
  • Dust all ledges.
  • Clean the windows.
  • Clean the door knobs and doors.
  • Clean all light switches and outlets.
  • Clean the walls and baseboards.
  • Vacuum (get any stains out of the carpet, or get the carpet professionally cleaned).
  • Get rid of all cobwebs.
  • Clean those dirty bathroom:
  • Get soap scum off the bathroom tiles and tub/shower and bleach the grout.
  • Clean out the bathroom drawers and vanity, making sure you get all the hair out (and remove any liners).
  • Clean the toilet, sink, countertop and finally the floor (sweep and mop). If the toilet seat is unsavory looking, replace it.
  • Clean the mirror.
  • Vacuum out the surface of the exhaust fan if super dusty.

Its Kitchen time!:

  • Clean out all cabinets and liners.
  • Wash the front of the cabinets.
  • Clean and disinfect all countertops.
  • Clean and shine up the sink and faucet.
  • Scrub the refrigerator inside and out. Remove all shelves and clean separately if necessary.
  • Scrub the oven inside and out. Remove shelving, drip pans and burners. Use steel wool, it is your friend.
  • Clean out the dishwasher if you have one.
  • Clean exhaust fan if needed.
  • Remove all appliances and sweep behind them.

Now its time for Bedrooms/Living Room:

  • Dust, sweep, vacuum and mop these empty rooms.

Don’t ignore the Garage:

  • Should be completely empty and swept.

Clean outside:

  • Cut the grass.
  • Pull the weeds.
  • Remove all of your stuff that might be stuck in the ground or hanging in trees.

If your lease includes taking care of the garden, be sure the grass is mowed and weeds pulled. If I have to get my mow-and-blow guy in,

I recently quickly scrubbed the porch stairs to remove all of the grass stains — it looked a million times better
And the last thing you should do is mop from the furthest point out to the door.

Don’t forget baseboards, heat registers and any permanent window treatments! Give those a good once over with a feather duster or wet wipe down all surfaces if you have pets or have occupied the unit for more than a year. Sweep and wash your front / back stoop or patio / veranda. These details will ensure a landlord won’t have to spend time hiring or cleaning themselves and that happiness will lead to more of your deposit returned speedily!.

Or if you can splurge on a move-out cleaner, then just forget this whole list. and hire a professional end of lease cleaning expert in Perth and they will clean on behalf of you. Peace of mind right? Good luck!

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