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29Jan 2015

How to Leave the Property in a Top-notch State of Cleanliness

Living in a rental property is a convenient and affordable option for many circumstances. However, when the lease period is coming up, it is important to leave the property in a top-notch state of cleanliness. Making the rooms sparkling clean and having a thorough flat clearance may be the last thing on your mind as you’re planning the next place you’re going to live, but it is a necessary evil.

There are many domestic clearance steps to take to ensure that the entire property is left spick and span for the next renters. Also, remember that all this cleaning is necessary in order to get your security deposit bond back.
This article takes you through each room to point out some important clearance that needs to happen before your lease is finished.


Here you should pay attention to the bench surfaces and give them a thorough scrubbing to get rid of any stains. Check the oven and clean the inner trays and racks. This may require removing them from the oven and soaking in hot, soapy water to remove all the grease and grime build-up. Dust the window sills and inside of the windows as well as the curtains, if present. Check through the fridge and give it a clean over. Remember to defrost the fridge and freezer, but always leave the door open slightly ajar so that mould doesn’t occur.


Wipe over all the counter surfaces and the mirror to give them an extra shine. Mop the floors thoroughly. Clean the inside of the toilet bowl and around the base to make sure there is no build-up of black mould or other nasty substances. Clean and scrub the door of the shower, around the plug, the showerhead and around the base, paying attention to any crevices where mould may have built up.


Vacuuming the floor in and around any furniture and inside the wardrobe is highly important here. Dust the ceilings, window sills and corners of the room. Use a wash to wipe down the walls and remove any stains if they are present.

Lounge Room

The first thing to do here is to move all the furniture. You may be shocked by the dust build-up underneath couches or rugs, but this can be fixed by vacuuming thoroughly. Pay attention to the curtains – they may need to be taken down and washed and dusted properly. Dust the window sills and wash the inside of the windows. Bookshelves are a particularly good hiding spot for dust so make sure you clean and dust all shelves and behind such furniture items.

If you find that after you have cleared your flat, there may be some excess items that have accumulated and you don’t want to take to your next house. While some items might be good to donate to charity or try to re-sell, there is likely to be some stuff you want to dispose of. There are many house clearance professionals who can give you a hand in junk removal and correct rubbish removal. These clearance services essentially come and collect your junk and hard rubbish for you, so you don’t have to worry about disposing of them. This can alleviate some stress and pressure on you, which you probably already have plenty of given this hectic time in your life! Just make sure you clearly label everything that you want to be taken away and don’t get it mixed up with the boxes you are taking to your home!

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