When moving out of your accommodation as a student, it's important to leave the space clean and tidy. Here are some important cleaning tips to help you ensure a smooth move-out process:

  1. Plan ahead: Start planning your move-out cleaning well in advance. Make a checklist of all the areas you need to clean and allocate sufficient time for each task.

  2. Gather cleaning supplies: Before you begin cleaning, gather all the necessary cleaning supplies such as cleaning solutions, microfiber cloths, sponges, a mop, a broom, a vacuum cleaner, and garbage bags. Having everything on hand will make the cleaning process more efficient.

  3. Declutter: Sort through your belongings and get rid of anything you no longer need or want. Donate or recycle items that are in good condition, and properly dispose of any trash. This will make cleaning easier and reduce the amount of stuff you have to move.

  4. Start with a deep clean: Begin by doing a thorough deep clean of the entire living space. Dust surfaces, wipe down furniture, clean windows, and vacuum or mop the floors. Pay special attention to areas that are easily overlooked, such as baseboards, light fixtures, and behind appliances.

  5. Clean the kitchen: In the kitchen, clean the appliances inside and out, including the refrigerator, microwave, oven, and hob. Wipe down countertops, cabinets, and backsplashes. Don't forget to clean the sink and unclog any drains. Remove any food items and take out the rubbish.

  6. Bathroom cleaning: Scrub the shower, toilet, and sink. Clean the mirrors, countertops, and any other surfaces. Make sure to remove any personal items, empty the rubbish. 

  7. Bedroom and living areas: Dust and wipe down furniture, including desks, dressers, and tables. Vacuum and clean carpets. Clean any mirrors or glass surfaces. Empty and clean out drawers and wardrobes, and don't forget to remove any personal items.

  8. Floors and walls: Vacuum and mop all floors, paying attention to corners and skirtingboards. If there are any scuff marks on the walls, try to clean them with a mild detergent and a soft cloth.