One of the most important obligations for those who rent a property from Balder is regular cleaning. If you clean continuously, you will create a good and pleasant indoor environment and the surface of the apartment will last better over time. Here we provide tips for both the everyday maintenance of your apartment and for the move-out cleaning before the final inspection.


  • A good basic rule for all cleaning is to use an environmentally friendly neutral detergent. Avoid strong cleaning agents (such as chlorine). If the apartment is damaged during cleaning, you as a tenant may be liable for compensation when you move out of the apartment.
  • Use dry or only slightly damp cleaning tools. You rarely need a lot of water to clean. If you clean regularly, it is easy to clean with water and ordinary washing-up liquid or soap.
  • Remember that different surfaces and materials are cleaned in different ways. It is important that you get cleaning tools and detergents that are suitable for the surfaces in your apartment. Below you will find our recommendations on how you should clean different surfaces in your home.


All rooms

  • Floors – vacuum and wet wipe
  • Remove any carpets that you have installed yourself, and any carpet tape
  • Clean skirting boards
  • Wipe down thresholds
  • Wipe doors (remember the top edge) and door frames
  • Clean the windows, both inside and outside and between the panes if possible on your windows.
  • Wipe the window frames and sills.
  • Clean any blinds that belong to the apartment
  • Clean the radiators, including behind them
  • Clean all vents
  • Wipe down electrical sockets and switches
  • Wipe benches and storage areas, such as built-in shelves and benches.
  • Wipe lamps and lighting belonging to the apartment
  • Replace broken light bulbs
  • Clean wardrobes, cupboards and cleaning cabinets, inside and out (including bins and shelves).


  • Clean all kitchen cabinets, drawers and shelves – don't forget the top edges of the doors!
  • Clean the sink and work surfaces
  • Clean any dishwasher
  • Clean any microwave oven that belongs to the apartment
  • Pull out the stove by grabbing the edges and clean the top, plates, sides, back, wall, cabinet sides and floor of the stove.
  • Clean the inside of the oven and the plates and grids.
  • Change the light bulb in the oven if it is broken.
  • Clean the hood (or kitchen valve) inside and out by removing the hood filter (The filter can be washed with detergent or in the dishwasher).
  • Defrost, clean and air the fridge and freezer, including the upper cabinets (It is very important to always leave a closed fridge or freezer open!)

Bathroom, restroom and laundry room

  • Wipe all tiles
  • Clear the floor drain
  • Clean the mirror and bathroom cabinets
  • Clean the shower wall and its moldings
  • If you have a bathtub, clean inside, underneath and behind (loosen any fronts to gain access).
  • Clean the sink and the toilet seat, don't forget the outside and the corner
  • Clean the washing machine and dryer, if any, inside, outside and behind.

Balcony, terrace and patio

  • Clean the floor, ceiling and walls
  • Remove any carpeting or decking

Storage room

  • Empty and sweep out