End of tenancy cleaning checklist

Batmaid
July 8th at 3:31pm
End of tenancy cleaning checklist

Moving in and out of a place can be a hectic and stressful time. This is why we have compiled an easy-to-follow end of tenancy checklist for you. Follow this guide step by step for optimal results and a happy landlord during the key handover!

Print this guide to be able to check off elements one by one.

General instructions for ALL rooms and living areas

  • Floors (wood, tile, etc.): vacuum them, check for scuff marks, rub off marks and spots.
  • Carpets: vacuum them, remove stains.
  • Walls: dust them, check for scuff marks, rub off marks and spots. Repaint stubborn sections of walls.
  • Doors: dust and wipe them.
    • Door handles: wipe and polish them. Make sure they function properly.
  • Windows: wipe and polish them, inside and out.
    • Windowsills: wipe them.
    • Window handles: wipe and polish them.
  • Ceilings: dust them. Wipe off any stains.
  • Corners: dust them.
  • Mirrors and pictures: dust, wipe and polish them.
  • Light fixtures: dust and wipe them.
    • Lamps: dust and wipe them.
    • Light switches, sockets and plugs: dust and wipe them.
  • Baseboards: dust and wipe them.
  • Stairs, banisters and spindles: dust and wipe them.
  • Curtain rails: dust and wipe them.
  • Radiators: dust and wipe them.
  • Garbage bins: empty and wipe them.

Bedroom, living room & common areas

  • Beds: polish surfaces.
  • Mattresses: vacuum on both sides.
  • Storage units (wardrobe, closet, drawers, etc.): empty and clean them inside and out.

Bathroom & toilets

  • Tiles: clean, descale and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Towel rails: wipe them.
  • Faucets: clean, descale and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Bathtubs: clean, descale, disinfect and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Shower curtains or screens: wipe and clean inside and out. Get rid of mold. Descale and polish.
  • Sinks and taps: clean, descale and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Toilet areas: clean, descale, disinfect and polish them.
  • Soap dispensers: clean and polish them.
  • Toothbrush containers: clean and polish them.
  • Cupboards, shelves and drawers: empty and clean them inside and out.
  • Extractor fans: clean them and get rid of mold.
  • Washing machine: clean it.
  • Dryer: clean it.

Kitchen

  • Tiles: clean, descale and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Faucets: clean, descale and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Sinks and taps: clean, descale and polish them. Get rid of mold stains.
  • Cupboards, shelves and drawers: empty and clean them inside and out.
  • Work surfaces: wipe, wash and disinfect them.
  • Fridge and freezer: wipe and wash inside and out. Get rid of ice.
  • Microwave: wipe inside and out.
  • Dishwasher: clean inside and out.
  • Oven: degrease, clean and polish inside and out. Have a scraper at your disposal. We recommend that you apply the cleaning product the night before the cleaning of the oven.
  • Extractor fan: clean and get rid of mold.
  • Appliances: clean them.

When you've checked off all the boxes, you're all set!

If you would like to hire a professional for your end of tenancy cleaning, follow this link to reserve a cleaning agent on the Batmaid platform. Note that certain items in the above checklist cannot be serviced (such as the exterior of windows, if they are inaccessible or put your Batmaid in danger), or count as extra services (such as inside cabinets, the balcony, and baseboards).