Cleaning your home

Please keep your home clean. You can use the guide below to help you. The guide will also be used by your Tenancy Manager when they inspect your home.

Cleaning guide


  • Clean the shower, including the drain. Spray the drain with anti-mould solution
  • If the sealant around shower or bath edges is getting black, spray it with an anti-mould solution. If mould is an ongoing issue, please contact your Tenancy Manager
  • Remove mould from walls and ceilings
  • Remove dust from vents and fans
  • Clean the sink, toilet, benches, cabinets and floor surfaces


  • Clean the stove, including the back and sides of the stove, the elements and the oven
  • Clean the bench and floor
  • Remove marks from the ceiling, walls and cupboard doors


  • Clean the laundry tub
  • Remove dust from vents or fans
  • Clean the walls and ceiling to remove dirt and dust


  • Mop the floors and remove any marks
  • Scrub the grout between tiles to remove mould and dirt


  • Mow the grass
  • Clear the garden of weeds
  • Remove any rubbish


  • Clean the light shades/fittings
  • Spot clean marks on walls, ceilings and curtains
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Clean cupboards inside and out
  • Wipe window sills and frames
  • Wipe lower skirting boards between walls and floor

More tips

The Housing New Zealand website has good tips on preventing mould and getting rid of pests.