House cleaning checklist

If you are moving house from rented accommodation you will want to do all you can to get your deposit back.  Your landlord will soon be checking the dust on top of the kitchen units and ensuring that the carpet is as clean as it can be.  Here at Roy Trevor, to make life easier for you, we have come up with a house cleaning checklist.


With all the rush of packing and organising it can be easy to miss things off your list.  So here is a helpful list to get your old house looking as clean as can be.


Wash the refrigerator

Defrost the freezer if your landlord has requested

Thoroughly clean the oven and stove

Make sure that the extractor fan is free from any grease

Empty and wash out all kitchen cupboards

Mop the kitchen floor

Living room 

Clean out the fireplace


Wash all the windows inside and out

Clean all the skirting boards and dust the corners of each room.  You can do this with a damp mop to get to all the hard to reach places

Have all the carpets and curtains professionally cleaned

Mop all the floors

Cover over any marks on the walls where necessary


Clean the bath tub, sink and toilet

Clean any mirrors

Clean the shower screen


It is a wise idea to make sure the lawn is mown and the garden is free from any rubbish

Always get the carpets and curtains professionally cleaned.  But make sure this is the last thing you do.  That way they won’t get dirty again from all the dusting.

If the house needs a much deeper clean than you can do yourself, or you simply don’t have time, then it may be a wise idea to hire a team of professional cleaners.  That way you will be able to get your deposit back and get on with the packing and organising.

If you are looking for a removal team then why not contact us today for a free quote?