Cleaner: These are the five things you absolutely must do when moving out of a rental if you want your deposit back
- Kacie said you need to take care of the window tracks, the oven, and the ceiling fans.
- If you clean them before you move out of a rental, you will get your full bond back
A cleaner has shared the five things property managers have “hawk eyes” for when looking around a rental to return a deposit, and why you should pay special attention to window prints to get your cash back.
kacie who runs The great clean company in Melbourne, said it is a ‘universal truth’ that property managers are ‘obsessed with window rails’.
They will also search your exhaust fans and ceiling fans, the outer edges of your shower, your oven, and greasy knobs before releasing your bond.
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A cleaner (left) has shared the five things property managers have “hawk eyes” for when looking around a rental to return a deposit, and why you should pay extra attention to window tracks (right)
“Here are the five things property managers have a hawk’s eye for that you can get done before move-in day,” Kacie said in a shorten.
The first thing that stood out are the extractor fans and ceiling fans, which can be easily cleaned with dry or slightly damp microfiber cloths.
The same goes for the window tracks, which are easily cleaned with a toothbrush to help get into corners.
“Don’t forget the outside edges of the shower and oven; use a toothbrush to get into the corners,” Kacie said.
Don’t forget those greasy buttons! she added.
They’ll also search your exhaust fans and ceiling fans, the outer edges of your shower, your oven, and greasy knobs before releasing your bond (pictured).
Thousands of people who viewed the video were quick to thank the cleaner for sharing her advice, while others said they had never moved into a rental home in such good condition:
“Universal truth: I’ve never moved into a clean rental, but the standard I’m expected to leave it at is God level,” one person wrote.
‘Three rental properties in four years. Clear your way. I got my bonus back. I ended up cleaning my own new house that was left a mess. Had to replace front loader seal,” added another.
A third posted: ‘Very true. I am obsessed’.
Kacie previously shared why you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive cleaning products, and should instead buy For All Australia, which will clean most areas (pictured)
Kacie previously shared why you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive cleaning products and instead should buy For All Australia, which will clean most areas of your home.
Kacie said For All Australia ($23.95; 1 liter) is her go-to purchase for cleaning dirt and grime from range hoods, backsplashes, oven doors, countertops, stoves, and bathrooms.
She said you’ve been “sold a lie” if you think you need to buy several different surface sprays and designated kitchen and bathroom cleaners.
“I’m a professional cleaner and I’m here to show you that you don’t need a different cleaning product for every surface in your house,” Kacie said in a viral TikTok video.
‘You just need one made in Australia with biodegradable ingredients and a recycled plastic bottle.’
Kacie added, “Time to simplify your routine.”
To use For All, the cleaner recommends that you either pour it directly onto the surface or dilute it with water in a spray bottle.
“If you’re cleaning something really dirty like a stall shower, greasy stove, or oven, pour it directly onto whatever you’re scrubbing, whether it’s a scrub brush, cloth, or scouring pad, because that’s how you get that concentrated cleaning power.” Kacie said.
On the other hand, if you are only doing a daily cleaning, put it in a spray bottle in the ratio of one tablespoon per liter of water:
“You’ll get more out of it that way,” he said.