End of Lease Cleaning Checklist

End of Lease Cleaning Checklist

To complete your end of lease cleaning job, there are a number of different things that you are going to need other than just yourself. Gather the following cleaning supplies to start with along with any optional equipment you might need for any specific cleaning tasks.

Equipment required

  • Broom
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Gloves
  • Duster
  • Mop
  • Bucket
  • Carpet Steam Cleaner (if needed)
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Oven scraper
  • Oven cleaner (degreaser)
  • Multipurpose Cleaner
  • Newspapers
  • Squeegee
  • Cleaning Rags
  • Paper Towels
  • Sponges
  • Sugar Soap
  • Screwdriver (as needed)
  • Ladder (as needed)


Your kitchen, by far, is going to need the most cleaning and will take the most time. Grease build-up may range from mild to severe, depending on use. Just cleaning the oven can take an hour to allow the degreasing agents to do their magic. Also, you will most likely have food stains that need to be scrubbed out, cupboards that have to be washed, and appliances that you need to wipe down.

  • Clean inside the fridge, dishwasher, and microwave (as needed)
  • Clean drawers, shelves, and cupboards
  • Clean pantry
  • Clean sink, spout, and handles
  • Clean backsplash
  • Clean benchtop surfaces
  • Degrease range hood
  • Clean stovetop
  • Clean oven (exterior and interior)


Kitchens require the most cleaning effort, but bathrooms come in second.
Many people neglect their bathrooms, allowing hard water stains, toilet stains, and soap scum to accumulate.
Cleaning products will almost certainly be required, so open a window before you begin.

  • Dust air vents
  • Polish mirrors
  • Clean medicine cabinets
  • Clean vanity, spout, and handles
  • Disinfect and clean toilets
  • Clean faucets and showerhead
  • Clean shower screens/glass
  • Clean basins and bathtubs
  • Wash tiled surfaces

Dining, Living and Bedrooms

  • Mop, sweep, or vacuum floors
  • Clean drawers, shelves, and cupboards
  • Clean wardrobe tracks, frame, and mirrors
  • Wash interior windows, tracks, and sills
  • Detail skirting board
  • Detail door frames
  • Dust blinds
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Clean power points and light switches
  • Clean all accessible light fixtures
  • Deep blind cleaning (as needed)
  • Wash walls – either entire walls or spot cleans (as needed)
  • Carpet steam cleaning (as needed)
  • Pest control (as needed)


You will also need to clean your laundry area if you have one.

  • Clean sink, spout, and handles
  • Remove dryer lint
  • Wipe down surfaces of the washer and dryer
  • Mop, sweep, or vacuum floors


It is very common for apartments and terrace houses to have a balcony which will also need to be cleaned.

  • Wash exterior window, tracks, and sills
  • Wash exterior and interior sliding patio tracks and doors
  • Sweep and mop floors


If you live in a house, there is a good chance that you have a garage. Don’t worry, usually, the garage takes the least amount of time to clean.

  • Remove cobwebs
  • Clean drawers, shelves, and cupboards
  • Sweep floors
Denton Nakumura

Denton Nakumura

Denton is the supervisor at CE Cleaning Company Sydney and has many years experience in the cleaning industry.