The Ultimate End of Lease Cleaning Checklist

Moving out of a rented property can be a stressful experience, especially when it comes to end-of-lease cleaning. Landlords and property managers typically require tenants to return the property in the same condition as it was when they moved in, which includes a thorough clean cleaning of the premises.

End-of-lease cleaning is not only essential for getting your bond back, but also for leaving a good impression and maintaining a positive relationship with your landlord or property manager.

To make the process easier, we have compiled an end-of-lease cleaning checklist that covers all the essential tasks you need to complete before handing over the keys.

General interior

You’d be surprised at just how much cleaning there is to do in your household. Keep this list near you, so that when the time comes, you’ll be ready for your moving out cleaning. 


End of lease cleaning needs a lot of attention to detail. Your kitchen has likely seen a lot of cooking action the years and has probably built up grease, dust and other debris from daily use. Here’s what to look out for:


Just like your kitchen, your toilet and bathroom have many nooks and crannies to clean up. Here’s what you need to do to get everything sparkling clean and ready for your landlord’s end of lease cleaning inspection:

Bedroom and living room

While these don’t accumulate the same kind of mess as kitchens and bathrooms, you’ll be surprised at the amount of dust your rest areas can collect.


More moving tips

We hope the above end of lease cleaning checklist is useful to you. If you’re moving soon or helping a friend, why not take a look at our house packing tips and other moving advice on our blog. Good luck! 

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