Although it’s much easier to hire a company specialising in vacate cleaning in Melbourne, if you’re intent on doing a DIY job to save money, this blog post is written with you in mind. In it, we’ll cover a basic timeframe and the relevant jobs that need to be done at each point in time leading up to your vacate date. Got your scrubbing brush and rubber gloves out? Get ready for a cleaning marathon…
One Month Before Your Lease Ends
- Book professional carpet cleaners for vacate cleaning in Melbourne. This is usually a clause on your lease agreement. Book early for the date before you move out.
- If your lease agreement specifies it, book in to have a pest control professional fumigate your rental to get rid of any pests.
- Plan to mow lawns in the final week of your tenancy. If you don’t have the equipment, book now for a handyman or gardener to attend to them before you move out.
- Prepare to cancel your utilities.
Seven Days Before Your Lease Ends
- It’s time to clean outside your rental property by clearing out, sweeping and cleaning your garage. Degrease the floor and remove any cobwebs.
- Do general gardening maintenance such as removing weeds, cutting back bushes, mowing lawns and removing or replacing dead plants.
- Remove any small items of rubbish that may have overspilled from bins, such as cigarette butts and bottle tops.
- Scrub down the driveway, removing all car tyre or oil marks.
- To clean your property’s insides, you can shortcut the whole process by simply calling a bond back cleaning company. But if you really want to DIY it, start by removing and washing your light fittings. Then check that all globes are working well.
- Look at your curtains and blinds and see if they need cleaning. You may be able to wash them, vacuum them or wipe them down slat by slat to improve their appearance.
- End of lease cleaning in Melbourne really does require an eye for detail, so make sure you wipe clean your air conditioner or ceiling fans as well as their internal filters. Dust and clean your smoke alarms. Extract exhaust fans from the positions in the kitchen, toilet and bathroom, and wipe them down before replacing.
- For spots or marks made by insects on the ceiling, use sugar soap or mild detergent and clean with a sponge.
Three Days Before Your Lease Ends
Successful bond back cleaning requires thorough cleaning. One way of upping your DIY game is to clean your windows really well. This includes all aspects of the window, not just the glass. By that, we mean removing cobwebs, cleaning window tracks, and removing and hosing down the flyscreen if necessary.
Two Days Before Your Lease Ends
- Clean all parts of toilets and wall tiles.
- Clean floors of living areas, bedrooms and corridors by vacuuming. You can also clean cupboards by vacuuming their floors and washing doors and walls with warm soapy water. Remove any temporary hooks, tack or sticky tape residue. Wash walls with sugar soap if there are marks, and also clean your light switches.
- To clean your kitchen like a bond back cleaning professional, you’ll need to tackle the oven. To clean it properly, remove all the parts including the range hood, stove and removable knobs. Soak all these parts in hot soapy water and then scrub with a scourer until they shine. Clean the oven glass using an oven cleaner.
- Initiate bathroom cleaning by vacuuming the floor. Just make sure there are no puddles first. Clean the shower with a cream cleanser and scourer sponge. For results to rival the best end of lease cleaning in Melbourne, pay attention to dirty corners, door frames and shower tops and make sure to remove all soap scum, mould and stains. Remove any hair from the drain. If you’re squeamish about drain hair, use gloves. Rinse the shower with water and squeegee the glass dry.
- Scour your laundry sink to remove calcium or rust deposits. Clean out laundry cupboards and wipe down tap fittings and wall tiles. Finally, scrub off any stains on the floor.
- Do a final once over of all floors, giving them a good vacuum. For hard floors, you’ll need to sweep then mop.
One Day Before Your Lease Ends
Today is the day your carpets get professionally cleaned. After this, make sure you walk-through the rental property (with clean shoes!) and double check you’ve covered everything.
Need Help with End of Lease Cleaning in Melbourne?
If all this sounds like too much time-intensive work for you, then you’re not wrong. Many people underestimate how long it takes to do a DIY job of bond back cleaning. Why not let us do all the hard work for you for a guaranteed professional result? Book a vacate cleaning in Melbourne job with Bright End of Lease Cleaning today by calling us on (03) 9880 2326.