Firstly, congratulations on being prepared. Bond cleans can be crazy stressful but, because you are getting in early, yours won’t have to be.
Now, whilst you may have the time, that doesn’t mean that you have to read a whole book before your bond clean, or your spring clean. So, below are some key areas to explore with examples of how to use this book.
Main Contents Page
The book is designed to make it easy for you to find what you need. And everything starts with the Main Contents page (page 4).
All you need to do is TAP on the area you want, and it will skip straight there for you …
When you finish reading that area just TAP the “Back to Contents” button at the end of each topic and it will bring you back to the Main Contents page …
Planning Your Exit
I recommend you take the time to have a quick look at the Planning Your Exit page first. It will help you make sure that you have all areas planned (not just the clean).
From the Main Contents page, TAP on “Planning Your Exit” …
Make a note of any areas that you still need to organise and, when you are finished, just TAP the “Back to Contents” button at the bottom of the page.
Your Bond Clean Checklist
The Bond Clean Checklist is an important tool when you are doing your own bond clean.
This one includes everything that a very detailed property manager would expect you to clean.
From the Main Contents page, TAP on the last item – “Your Bond Clean Checklist” …
Print the checklist and familiarise yourself with it. Whilst it is best to have a printed version, you can also screen shot it on your phone. Keep it in a handy place ready for your clean.
Tick off items during your clean and remember to double check everything before you mop the floors.
When you are finished with the Checklist, just TAP the “Back to Contents” button at the bottom of the page to get back to the Main Contents page …
Products & Equipment
Check out the Products and Equipment pages. Everything I use is available in your local supermarket or hardware store. You will probably find that you have most things at home already.
Make sure you have everything you need. If not, write a list and go shopping.
From the Main Contents page, TAP on “Products & Equipment” …
Keeping It Safe
It is worth reading the Keeping It Safe section to get a heads up on the things you should avoid when cleaning. In the craze of a bond clean, it helps to be mindful of any situations that may result in an injury.
From the Main Contents page, TAP on “Keeping It Safe” …
Step By Step Guides
Get to know the Step By Step Guides Menu.
There are 30 “How To” Guides on this 2 page menu, one for every item on the Bond Clean Checklist.
From the Main Contents page, TAP on “Step by Step Guides” and it will take you to the Guides Contents pages.
From range hoods to walls, windows, the oven, blinds, showers and even the toilet – every single thing that you need to clean for a Bond Clean.
You probably won’t need all of them, but at least you will know where they are, just in case.
To choose a Guide, just TAP on the Guide you want …
The Steps in each Guide include a description and a pic (taken during real bond cleans) so you can see exactly what I use and how I use it to get excellent results, regardless of the condition of the property. Here are a couple of examples …
Throughout the Guides you will also find Handy Hints …
Dealing with Mouldy Blinds
Using products or equipment that may damage certain areas
When you finish a Guide, TAP on the “Back to Guides” button at the end of the Guide to go back to the Guides Menus.
Get An Early Start
The great thing about planning ahead is that you can get a head start on your bond clean. You don’t need to cram all of your cleaning into 1 or 2 days …
Your oven, range hood, windows, blinds, ceiling fans, air conditioners and even your showers (especially if they need a good scrub) can all be cleaned BEFORE your bond clean day.
These areas often need a heavy duty clean, or are a bit fiddly, and can take valuable time.
By cleaning one of these items, every second day, you will probably only need to give them a quick wipe over on bond clean day. This will make bond clean day less stressful.
When you need help, choose the Step By Step Guide and go through each step.
Things like walls, doors, wardrobes, inside cupboards, etc. are easier to clean when the house is empty, so leave them for bond clean day.
I know The Bond Clean Book can help you with your bond clean, or spring clean. Give it a go.
By the way, if you haven’t already downloaded The Bond Clean Book, just TAP on the below button and save it to your phone or computer.
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