Cleaner: These are the five things you absolutely must do when you move out of a rental if you want to get your bond back
- Kacie said you need to look out for your window tracks, oven and ceiling fans
- If you clean them before moving out of a rental, you’ll get your full bond back
A cleaner has shared the five things that property managers have ‘hawk eyes’ for when they look around a rental in order to give a bond back – and why you need to pay particular attention to your window tracks in order to get back your cash.
Kacie, who runs The Big Clean Co in Melbourne, said it’s a ‘universal truth’ that property managers are ‘obsessed with window tracks’.
They will also look out for your exhaust fans and ceiling fans, the outside edges of your shower, the oven and greasy knobs before releasing your bond.
A cleaner (left) has shared the five things that property managers have ‘hawk eyes’ for when they look around a rental in order to give a bond back – and why you need to pay particular attention to the window tracks (right)
‘Here are the five things that property managers have hawk eyes for that you can complete before move-out day,’ Kacie said in a clip.
The first thing she highlighted is exhaust fans and ceiling fans, which can be easily cleaned with a dry or slightly wet microfibre cloths.
Ditto your window tracks, which are easily cleaned with a toothbrush to help get into the corners.
‘Don’t forget the outside edges of your shower and the oven – use a toothbrush to get into the corners,’ Kacie said.
‘Don’t forget those greasy knobs!’ she added.
They will also look out for your exhaust fans and ceiling fans, the outside edges of your shower, the oven and greasy knobs before releasing your bond (pictured)
Thousands who saw the clip were quick to thank the cleaner for sharing her advice, while others said they have never moved into a rental in such good condition:
‘Universal truth: I’ve never moved into a clean rental but the standard I’m expected to leave it in is god level,’ one person wrote.
‘Three rental properties in four years. Cleaned your way. Got my bond back. Ended up cleaning my own new house which was left messy. I had to get the front loader seal replaced,’ another added.
A third posted: ‘So true. I’m obsessed’.
Kacie previously shared why you don’t need to waste hundreds of dollars on pricey cleaning products – and instead should just buy For All Australia which will clean most areas (pictured)
Kacie previously shared why you don’t need to waste hundreds of dollars on pricey cleaning products – and instead should just buy For All Australia which will clean most areas of your home.
Kacie said For All Australia ($23.95; 1L) is her go-to buy for cleaning dirt and grime from rangehoods, splashbacks, oven doors, surfaces, cooktops and bathrooms.
She said you’ve been ‘sold a lie’ if you think you need to buy various 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 of your house,’ Kacie said in a viral TikTok video.
‘You only need one made in Australia using biodegradable ingredients and a recycled plastic bottle.’
Kacie added: ‘It’s time to simplify your routine’.
To use For All, the cleaner recommends you either pour it straight onto the surface or dilute it with water in a spray bottle.
‘If you are cleaning something really dirty like a built-up shower, a greasy stove top or an oven, pour it straight on to whatever you’re scrubbing with – whether it’s a scrubbing brush, a cloth or a scourer, because that’s how you get that concentrated cleaning power,’ Kacie said.
On the other hand, if you’re just doing an everyday clean, put it in a spray bottle with the ratio of one tablespoon to one litre of water:
‘That way you’ll get more out of it,’ she said.
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