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End-of-lease cleaning checklist to follow

Rommel Samar
5 days ago

Moving can be a hectic and stressful time. That's why we've put together an easy-to-follow end-of-lease checklist for you. Follow this step-by-step guide for optimal results and a happy owner at key handover!



Print this guide so you can check off the items one by one.

General Instructions for ALL Bedrooms and Living Areas

  • Floors (wood, tile, etc.): vacuum, check for scratches, and remove marks and stains.
  • Carpet: vacuum, remove stains.
  • Walls: Dust them, check for scratches, and remove marks and stains. Repaint the most stubborn parts of the walls.
  • Doors: dust and wipe them.
  • Door handles: wipe and polish them. Make sure they are working properly.
  • Windows: wipe and polish them, inside and out.
  • Window sills: wipe them clean.
  • Window handles: wipe and polish them.
  • Ceilings dust them off. Wipe off stains.
  • Corners dust them off.
  • Mirrors and pictures: dust them, wipe them and polish them.
  • Light fixtures: dust and wipe them.
  • Lamps: dust and wipe them.
  • Switches, sockets, and plugs: dust and wipe them.
  • Baseboards: Dust and wipe them.
  • Stairs, ramps, and spindles dust and wipe them down.
  • Curtain rods: dust and wipe them.
  • Radiators dust and wipe them.
  • Waste Management: Trash cans empty them and wipe them out.
  • Bedroom, living room, and common areas
  • Beds polish the surfaces.
  • Mattress: vacuum both sides.
  • Storage units (cupboard, closet, drawers, etc.): empty them and clean them inside and out.
  • Bathroom and toilet
  • Tiles: clean, descale and polish them. Eliminate mildew stains.
  • Towel rails: wipe them dry.
  • Faucets: clean, descale and polish them. Eliminate mildew stains.
  • Bathtubs: clean, descale, disinfect and polish them. Eliminate mildew stains.
  • Shower curtains or screens: wipe down and clean inside and out. Get rid of mold. Descale and polish.
  • Sinks and faucets: clean, descale and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Toilets: clean, descale, disinfect and polish them.
  • Soap dispensers are clean and polished.
  • Toothbrush containers: clean and polish them.
  • Cupboards, shelves, and drawers: empty them and clean them inside and out.
  • Exhaust fans: clean them and get rid of mold.
  • Washing machine: clean it.
  • Clothes dryer: clean it.
  • Kitchen
  • Tiles: clean, descale and polish them. Eliminate mildew stains.
  • Faucets: clean, descale and polish them. Eliminate mildew stains.
  • Sinks and faucets: clean, descale and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Cupboards, shelves, and drawers: empty them and clean them inside and out.
  • Work surfaces: wipe down, wash and disinfect them.
  • Refrigerator and Freezer: Wipe down and wash interior and exterior. Get rid of the ice.
  • Microwave: Wipe inside and out.
  • Dishwasher: clean inside and out.
  • Oven: decrease, clean and polish inside and out. Have a scraper handy.
  • Exhaust fan: clean and remove mold.
  • Household appliances: clean them.

When you have checked all the boxes, everything is ready!

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If you want to hire a professional for your end-of-lease cleaning, follow this link to book a cleaning agent on the SCS Group Integrated Services Site. Note that some items in the checklist above cannot be serviced (such as exterior windows) or count as additional professional cleaning services (such as interior cabinets, balconies, and baseboards).

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