The last thing you want to think about when you’re moving to a new house is the cleaning.
But if you want your bond back and want to or save your time and energy you need to get someone else to do the dirty work for you
unless you leave your rental property spotless for the next tenant, FORGET ABOUT YOUR BOND.
Bond money is normally equivalent to a full month’s rent (around $1400) so it’s worth paying for!
End of lease cleaning costs
Sometimes you need to spend a little in order to save
In this case definitely when it comes to hiring professionals to do your end of lease cleaning.
End of lease cleaners average hourly rate around $30- $80
Quotes obviously vary according to the size of the house and the extent of the work needing to be done. For a three-bedroom house expect to pay around the $400 mark.
''Be careful not to underestimate the hard work required.''
You may be confident that you can handle the clean yourself, but be careful not to underestimate the hard work required.
End of lease cleaning is much more involved than your typical fortnightly clean.
your cleaner should provide you with a tax receipt which you can present to the real estate agent as proof you’ve had the place professionally cleaned.
Hiring someone for the end of lease clean allows you to focus on your move to your new home
So really is a small price to pay for a full bond refund – especially when you factor in the cost of cleaning products and value of your time.
What You Need
2. Small microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup
3. 1 Lemon
4. Clean, dry cleaning rag
1. Measure the water: Measure about 1/2 cup of water into a measuring cup or a bowl.
2. Add the lemon: Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the water. Drop the lemon halves into the bowl.
3. Microwave for 3 minutes: Place the bowl in the microwave. Microwave on high power for 3 minutes, so the liquid comes to a boil.
4. Let stand for 5 minutes: Do not open the microwave door. The steam trapped inside will help loosen the food gunk. Let stand for 5 minutes.
5. Open the door and carefully remove the bowl with the lemons. If your microwave has a turntable, lift it out and wipe it clean.
Wipe the inside of the microwave clean starting with the ceiling and the sides. Finish with the floor, sweeping any crumbs into your hand. Don't forget the door!
Clean stubborn spots: If you come across stubborn spots that won't easily wipe away, dip the corner of your dishtowel in the lemon-water and scrub until the spot comes away.
and your all done!
If you are like me, your oven occasionally (or once a week in my case) gets burnt on food on the bottom, splattered food on the sides, or dried food stuck on the rack.
What You NeedOven
Damp dish cloth
baking soda paste
In a small bowl, mix a 1/2 cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water.
Adjust the ratio of both as needed until you have a spreadable paste.
about 4 tablespoons of water to get the desired spreadable consistency.
1. Remove the oven racks.
2. Make a baking soda paste
3. Coat your oven
4. Let it sit for at least 12 hours
5. Do the same to the oven racks
6. Wipe out the oven, lightly keeping a little baking soda paste
7. Put a little vinegar in a spray bottle, spray it everywhere
8. Do a final wipe down Repeat until all the baking soda residue is gone
9. Place the clean oven racks back
and you're done!