A PROFESSIONAL cleaner has revealed the hidden areas in your rental property that could end up costing you your deposit if ignored.
Kacie Stephens has provided some tips and tricks to ensuring your landlord is happy with their property when you hand back your keys.
One place you may never think to look is the exhaust fan in your bathroom.
These fans often run constantly, and attract a major amount of dust.
Kacie said: "Exhaust fans can just pull off. But sometimes, if they’re old, the clips snap easily and they won’t go back in."
By using a microfibre cloth and some cleaning solution, you can make it look good as new.
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Another place to check is the ceiling fan blades, which are often overlooked.
Be sure to wipe them well so they're clear of dust before turning your keys in.
Most renters are focused on mopping, vacuuming and dusting when they're moving – but what about windows?
Kacie pointed out an area often neglected in cleaning are window tracks.
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She said: "Property managers are obsessed with window tracks.
"Vacuum excess out using a small attachment, then run a cloth over a grout with a brush or toothbrush”.
Ovens can also get caked in dirt and grime after being used for long periods, so make sure to scrub inside.
Open the oven, spray some cleaning solution and be sure to use a toothbrush to get into tight corners.
While in the kitchen, washing greasy knobs on kitchen appliances is important to ensure a happy landlord.
Kacie said: "Greasy knobs are neglected!"
She also showed how dirty the outside of shower doors can be.
Many are covered in mould and caked up hard water, so be sure to give them a good scrub.
The before and after photos shown on her TikTok showed a sparkling clean home, sure to make any landlord happy.
Kacie's company, The Big Clean Co., posts cleaning tips and tricks on their TikTok account.
In another video, she revealed the two keys to ensuring a streak free clean mirror.
First, make sure you turn off the light above the mirror to get a glare free look at your surface.
Then, invest in a good squeegee and make sure you wipe off any excess cleaning solution after wiping.
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