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Important Questions to Ask for End of Lease Cleaning

Are you in the process of cleaning out your home at the end of your lease?

Take a few minutes to read these important questions for the end of lease cleaning.

What is the deadline for cleaning out my home at the end of my lease?

You have 30 days from the date that your lease is up to clean out your home. There are some important things to keep in mind when cleaning out your home at the end of your lease.

Luckily, you have plenty of time to play and clean the space before the end of your lease.

What are the requirements for cleaning out my home at the end of my lease?

1. Get an estimate from a home cleaning company

One of the most important things to do before your lease expires is to make sure your home is in the best possible condition. This means getting it cleaned, and ideally, by a professional cleaning company.

While it’s possible to do some basic cleaning tasks on your own, hiring a professional will give your home that extra polish and ensure that all the nooks and crannies are cleaned.

Depending on the size of your home, you could be looking at a cost of around $100 per hour or more for this type of service.

2. Make a list of all of the items you will need to clean

Once you have an estimate from a reputable company, it’s important to get started. 

Make a list of all the areas that need attention, including floors, windowsills and ceilings, furniture surfaces (including cushions), kitchen counters and appliances, bathrooms and any other areas that come to mind.

Once everything has been assigned an approximate time frame for completion, get started!

3. Label each item with the room in your home it needs to be cleaned in

Here is the list of items that you need to clean before the end of lease:

  • All windows and mirrors
  • All exterior surfaces
  • All carpets and floor mats
  • All upholstery
  • All lighting fixtures

4. Put all of the items on the list in order of priority

We suggest that you start by cleaning the floors, followed by the windows and mirrors, then the exterior surfaces, and so on.

5. Cover all of the furniture with a drop cloth

When you are finished cleaning each area, make sure to cover any furniture with a drop cloth to protect it from dust and dirt. 

6. Vacuum and mop

Once everything is covered, it is time to vacuum and mop! Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific model of the vacuum cleaner.

What if I miss the deadline?

If you miss the deadline, you will have to pay a late fee and you will not be allowed to move into your home until the cleaning is complete.

What if I can’t move into my home until the cleaning is complete?

If you can’t move into your home until the cleaning is complete, you will need to find a place to stay until the cleaning is completed. You will also be charged for the cost of the cleaning.

Make sure to clean out your home at the end of your lease to avoid any penalties. And remember, if you have any questions about the process, don’t hesitate to ask.