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planning to do the moving cleaning myself

I am moving out from my 2 room flat at the end of this month and planning to do the hand over cleaning myself. Will start from the wall, then windows, and floor. Does anyone have suggestions or links for the steps of cleaning to share? Thanks in advance.
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

I recommend doing the kitchen at first, that is really time consumming (and dirty), buy cleaning petrol like this
https://www.amazon.de/Wasch-Reinigun...inigungsbenzin to clean all signs of grease soiling.
Dismount and clean the sinks as well, use this one for the sinks in the bathroom:
https://www.amazon.de/Rorax-Rohrfrei...s=rohrreiniger.
Check everything twice (the day after the first cleaning).

I recommend doing the windows at the last step
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I recommend doing the kitchen at first, that is really time consumming (and dirty), buy cleaning petrol like this
https://www.amazon.de/Wasch-Reinigun...inigungsbenzin to clean all signs of grease soiling.
Dismount and clean the sinks as well, use this one for the sinks in the bathroom:
https://www.amazon.de/Rorax-Rohrfrei...s=rohrreiniger.
Check everything twice (the day after the first cleaning).

I recommend doing the windows at the last step
Thanks for the suggestions! I already cleaned the oven, which took one entire morning! I have problem with the sink in the kitchen, water goes down very slowly. Will try this product. Bathroom sink is ok though.
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I am moving out from my 2 room flat at the end of this month and planning to do the hand over cleaning myself. Will start from the wall, then windows, and floor. Does anyone have suggestions or links for the steps of cleaning to share? Thanks in advance.
Agree a huge fee with yourself and have a slap up lunch afterwards...
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

My local aldi has boxes of these two. not natural or animal friendly but if you dont have the time these are reliable.

worked really well for kitchen sink. I think it will work for a final clean of the drain of the bathroom shower too. i've used it as a last resort.

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works fantastically well on calc in the bathroom, shower walls, toilet bowls. the oeco stuff literally took 20+ times as long.

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get yourself a few pairs of cleaning gloves. i bought these on iherb, they have lasted a long time, this is also an indication of my 'love' of cleaning though, a swiss woman might go through them a little quicker

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My local aldi has boxes of these two. not natural or animal friendly but if you dont have the time these are reliable.

worked really well for kitchen sink. I think it will work for a final clean of the drain of the bathroom shower too. i've used it as a last resort.

Attachment 116855

works fantastically well on calc in the bathroom, shower walls, toilet bowls. the oeco stuff literally took 20+ times as long.

Attachment 116856

get yourself a few pairs of cleaning gloves. i bought these on iherb, they have lasted a long time, this is also an indication of my 'love' of cleaning though, a swiss woman might go through them a little quicker

Attachment 116857
Thanks a lot! will check aldi this weekend!
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

Depending on what kind you have, don┤t forget to clean the exterior blinds, too!
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

That's another concern. I have blinds like this:
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not sure if that's easier than normal blinds.
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

The cleaning process will cost you , this way or the other.
I did today the handover to the landlord, i did the cleaning myself, they expected a company to do the cleaning(not so on my enquire on the phone), so they been extra
finicky to find some complaints.
If you hire a company , it will cost you, if not , they will deduct something from
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

What if you just do the basic cleaning and hand over i guess the owner is gonna deduct money from the deposit in any case.

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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

Strange thing is the deposit has already been transferred to my friend's account, who moved abroad 2 months ago (he paid all the deposit).
Landlord came by once after my friend moved out and walked through the flat, then signed the deposit document.
I guess it's because this is an old building and I manage to keep the flat very clean, also I found someone who will take over the flat.
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That's another concern. I have blinds like this:
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not sure if that's easier than normal blinds.


Not necessarily. It depends how easy it is to reach the outside to clean them. The blinds with slats you just tilt horizontally and you can clean them from the inside. Not a perfect job but if the person cannot get close enough from the outside to inspect them in detail it will be fine.


For the type you have, if you cannot clean them from the outside you will need to use something with a long handle so that you can work from the inside.
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Not necessarily. It depends how easy it is to reach the outside to clean them. The blinds with slats you just tilt horizontally and you can clean them from the inside. Not a perfect job but if the person cannot get close enough from the outside to inspect them in detail it will be fine.


For the type you have, if you cannot clean them from the outside you will need to use something with a long handle so that you can work from the inside.
My flat is on the top floor and there's no way they can get close enough from the outside. I'll try to clean the lower part of the outside where I can reach.
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My local aldi has boxes of these two. not natural or animal friendly but if you dont have the time these are reliable.

worked really well for kitchen sink. I think it will work for a final clean of the drain of the bathroom shower too. i've used it as a last resort.

Attachment 116855

works fantastically well on calc in the bathroom, shower walls, toilet bowls. the oeco stuff literally took 20+ times as long.

Attachment 116856

get yourself a few pairs of cleaning gloves. i bought these on iherb, they have lasted a long time, this is also an indication of my 'love' of cleaning though, a swiss woman might go through them a little quicker

Attachment 116857
I am going to Aldi this afternoon to search these products. Can you also suggest products for cleaning wooden floor (with some stubborn stains) please? Thanks!
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

From my own experience, in terms of costs of products and time involved, it is the same thing to just hire a firm at a good price by asking around. It takes a lot longer than you think to get it immaculate.
I self cleaned last time, would never do it again. But I guess if you have time, you can do it.
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I am going to Aldi this afternoon to search these products. Can you also suggest products for cleaning wooden floor (with some stubborn stains) please? Thanks!
Sorry, i'm not a great cleaner and I have had tiles for the last 8 years, and the wooden floor before that, damp mop and water with a drop of washing up liquid, i cant recall seeing anything at aldi specifically for wooden floors.

my mother cleaned a spot on the wooden floor with pledge spray and it became so super slippy it became a bit of a problem because you slipped so easily, so i wouldnt use that.

maybe someone else is more of an expert on wooden floors.
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

update: spent the last three days cleaning the flat and just did the handover. the landlord and the next tenant are perfectly happy!
conclusion: it is possible to do the handover cleaning yourself!
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If you hire a company , it will cost you, if not , they will deduct something from
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On what legal grounds would a landlord "deduct something from your deposit"?

Sorry but that just sounds total rubbish to me.
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Re: planning to do the moving cleaning myself

Start from kitchen, and also don't forget to clean the cooker hood inside. Last time they opened the grate and checked everything inside the cooker hood.
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On what legal grounds would a landlord "deduct something from your deposit"?

Sorry but that just sounds total rubbish to me.
End cleaning fees etc as in the rental agreement that you agreed to when renting the apartment.
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