Clean windows, sliding doors and fly screens inside and out
Clear door and window tracks, clean the track using a screw driver and a cloth, follow by vacuum the remaining debris
Wash or dry-clean curtains and re-hang
Wipe over all switches, door hardware and surrounds
Remove traces of cigarette odor and nicotine stains
Clean any furniture provided and place in original position.
Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Clean oven walls, racks, grill and leave cleaned trays inside. To clean your oven without all the harsh chemicals, mix half a cup of baking soda with three tablespoons of water (adjust ratios as required until you have a smooth paste). Spread the paste on your oven walls, avoiding the heating elements in an electric oven. Let the paste sit overnight before removing, then spray with vinegar. A foam should form; simply wipe this away. sometimes a blade will be able to help in removing the residue.
Remove stove top stains and clean thoroughly
Wash filters and clean range hood, ensuring the overhead light is working. You can us the dishwasher to clean your filter, but it has to be a lower temperature
Clean dishwasher, including rubbers, door and filter. For a sparkling dishwasher, our cleaning tip is to shake baking soda onto a damp sponge, and wipe around door frame and to remove food and stains. Adding a small cup of bleach to a cycle will also kill any bacteria, and leave the machine fresh and clean
Clear food and debris from sink holes, plugs and taps
If your kitchen sink is stainless steel, make it sparkle by wiping it down with a couple of drops of mineral oil and a soft sponge
Clean garbage disposals by dropping in slices of lemon, a spoonful of salt and a couple of ice cubes; the lemon deodorizes while the salt and ice remove built-up residues
Wash all countertops, benches and surface areas
Wipe the inside and outside of all cupboards
Clean inside the refrigerator and freezer, removing all food
Clean behind the refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave
Clean the extractor fan—a quick vacuum will usually do the trick.
Bathroom & Laundry Cleaning Tips
Clean and disinfect baths, showers, screens, basins and toilets
Our moving house cleaning tip for cleaning shower heads, is to fill a plastic bag with enough vinegar to submerge the nozzle, and tie the bag in place. Leave the nozzle to soak overnight to remove all residue build-up
When it comes to glass shower walls and doors, create a paste of baking soda and vinegar, apply liberally and leave to soak for an hour. Remove with a damp cloth for sparkling clean glass
Ensure facilities and fixtures are free of soap residue and mildew
Wash all surfaces, including tiled areas and bench tops
Remove mould from tiles, grout, ceiling and walls. For tough mould in tile grout, dip an old toothbrush into bleach and scrub
Dust and polish towel rails and toilet roll holders
Clean sinks, drain holes, plugs and taps
Clean mirrors and exhaust fans.
Walls & Floors Cleaning Tips
Spot clean any scuff marks on walls
Use sugar soap mixed with warm water applied with a soft cloth on walls with extensive scuff marks