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Expert Guide For Bond Back Cleaning

Expert Guide For Bond Back Cleaning 27 Oct

Step to Step Guide for Expert Bond Cleaning:

There are few things to keep in mind when it comes to Expert Bond Cleaning; to get the bond money back it’s important to keep all of this in mind.

Cleaning Preparation

Before you even lift a finger, there’ll be some prep work that you’ll need to do to ensure a fast and efficient cleaning day. Follow these tips to set yourself up for success.

Prepare Your Schedule

A team of two professional ends of lease cleaners will take roughly 2-4 hours to clean a studio apartment, 4-6 hours to clean a three-bedroom apartment, and also an entire day to clean a large house. A lot of renters are surprised by how much work can be involved, leaving too little time to finish the job. More often than not, this means hiring last minute cleaners or worse yet, relinquishing a portion of their bond. It’s up to you to decide if you’re up to the task, but we always recommend splitting the clean up into several days.

Empty Your Home

This is Neat Cleaning, we have an “unfurnished” policy for our end of lease cleans. Trust us when we say, you’ll want to move out before you start cleaning. We recommend this to most enters because the majority of messes occur during the moving process, not the actual tenancy. Another primary reason for emptying your home is that exit cleans require much more, thorough cleaning than usual. If the furniture is in your way, you won’t be able to guarantee that specific areas are 100% clean, for example, underneath your couch or below the fridge.

Right Equipment and Supplies

You’ll need to bring more than just yourself to finish the job. Grab these supplies to get you started and the optional equipment for more specific cleaning if required.

  • Broom
  • Brush and dustpan
  • Duster
  • Gloves
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Vacuum
  • Carpet Steam Cleaner (as required)
  • Oven cleaner (degreaser)
  • Oven scraper
  • Preferred cleaning product (Easy-off, Pledge, Vim)
  • Sugar Soap
  • Sponges
  • Paper Towels
  • Towels
  • Squeegee
  • Newspapers
  • Ladder (as required)
  • Screwdriver (as required)

End of Lease Cleaning Checklist


By far, your kitchen will require the most cleaning effort. Depending on use, grease build-up can be mild to severe. Oven cleaning alone will take up to an hour for degreasing agents to work their magic. You’ll also potentially have appliances that need to be wiped down, cupboards that need to be washed, and also food stains to scrub out.

  • clean oven (interior + exterior)
  • clean stovetop
  • degrease range hood
  • clean benchtop surfaces
  • clean backsplash
  • sink handles and also spout cleaning
  • clean pantry
  • clean cupboards, shelves and drawers
  • inside the microwave, dishwasher, or fridge cleaning (as required)


If kitchens require the most amount of cleaning effort, bathrooms are without a doubt an easy second. Most people love ignoring their bathrooms leaving soap scum, toilet stains, and also hard watermarks to set in. You’ll most likely need to use some cleaning products, so be sure to pop open a window before starting.

  • wash tiled surfaces
  • clean bathtubs and basins
  • clean shower glass/screens
  • shower head and also faucets cleaning
  • clean and disinfect toilets
  • clean vanity, handles and spout
  • medicine cabinets cleaning
  • polish mirrors
  • dust air vents

Bedrooms, Living Rooms, and Dining Rooms

Room layouts tend to be relatively similar in a home, so you can use this general cleaning checklist for most of them. Don’t forget to address any hallways and also staircases if you live in a house with multiple floors.

  • vacuum/sweep/mop floors
  • clean cupboards, shelves, and drawers
  • clean wardrobe mirrors, frame and also tracks
  • wash window, sills, and tracks (interior)
  • detail door frames
  • detail skirting board
  • blinds dust
  • clean accessible light fixtures
  • clean light switches and also power points
  • remove cobwebs
  • carpet steam cleaning (as required)
  • wall washing – either spot cleans or entire wall washes (as required)
  • blind deep cleaning (as required)
  • pest control (as required)


If you’re lucky, your apartment might include a laundry room. Here’s a quick tip: Don’t forget to check the lint filter.

  • vacuum/sweep/mop floors
  • wipe down washer and dryer surfaces
  • remove dryer lint
  • clean sink handles, and also spout


It’s quite common for terrace houses and apartments in Sydney to have outdoor balconies. One of our favourite tricks is to use newspaper to wash balcony screens. It’s a great way to leave streak-free windows that will be sure to impress even your estate agent.

  • vacuum/sweep/mop floors
  • wash sliding patio doors and tracks (interior and exterior)
  • wash window, sills and also tracks (exterior)


If you’re living in a house, chances are you might have a detached garage you’re worrying about. Relax, the garage usually takes the least amount of cleaning time.

  • sweep floors
  • clean cupboards, shelves, and also drawers
  • remove cobwebs

Real Estate Agent Approval

You’re done the cleaning but hold on for just one more second. Before you return your keys, there’s that one last step. You’ll need to get your real estate agent’s approval during the final inspection before he/she decides to return your bond in full. If you’ve followed this cleaning checklist, you should feel more than confident about your chances. Our recommendation is to have your real estate agent inspect the property immediately after the clean, so you can efficiently address any issues in person.


Lastly, all of this might seem overwhelming, but there’s still time to hire an expert bond cleaning service (we promise, it’ll be our only plug). If you want to save time and also stress, avail our services by the end of this week to get a 25% instant discount.




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