Shopping list. 

  • Jif scouring cream
  • Washing up liquid
  • Bleach
  • Floorwash
  • Washing cloths
  • Scrubbing brush or sponge
  • Washing up brush

Cleaning shared areas

Every day:

  • Clean and wipe tables and worktops
  • Clean and wipe cooker, oven and hobs after use.
  • Wash up and put away all dishes and cutlery.
  • Take out the rubbish.
  • Sweep up breadcrumbs and similar from the floor.

Every week:

  • Scrub oven and hobs with wire wool

To get the best out of the extractor fan, the filter must be cleaned or replaced regularly. The more it gets clogged up with grease and fat, the less effective it is, and the risk of fire increases. The fan itself can be cleaned with wire wool. The filter and filter holder should be placed in hot water with washing up liquid.

The fridge should be cleaned with washing up liquid and a little bleach. Throw away any old food.

The sofa and armchairs should be vacuum cleaned.

All doors, handles and frames should be be wiped or dusted.

The floor should be washed with warm, soapy water. Afterwards, the cloth or mop should be soaked in bleach before being left to dry so you can use it again many times.

It is often good for the collective to set up and stick to a cleaning rota. Hang the list up in the kitchen for all to see.

The cleaning department will regularly check shared areas, and will let you know if an improvement is required. If cleaning is not done to a satisfactory standard, tenants may be charged NOK 1000 each.

Cleaning bathrooms

The bathroom should be cleaned twice a week.

Cleaning the shower, sink, toilet, walls and floor:

  • Deposits of soap and grease can often build up in a bathroom. To get rid of it, use scouring cream and a souring brush or sponge.
  • Remember that the toilet and sink should be washed both on the inside and outside.
  • The toilet brush should be placed in a bucket with bleach (about 100 ml bleach per bucket of water) for about 15 minutes once a month.

Removal of hair in the shower and sink:

  • Hair should be picked up from the plughole in the sink.
  • Prize up the plughole of the shower with a screwdriver or similar. Remove any hair or soap you might find. You may want to wear rubber gloves. 

Mirror:

  • Clean the bathroom mirror using window wash.

Shower curtains:

  • Take them down, and put them in a bucket with bleach (about 100 ml bleach per bucket of water) for about 15 minutes once a month. Rinse well then hang back up.

It is often good for the collective to set up and stick to a cleaning rota. Hang the list up in the kitchen for all to see.

The cleaning department will regularly check shared areas, and will let you know if an improvement is required. If cleaning is not done to a satisfactory standard, tenants may be charged NOK 1000 each. 

Ventilation 

  • Always leave air vents open.
  • Air the apartment properly for 10 minutes. Make sure you turn the heating off while you do this.
  • Turn thermostats down to 12-13 degrees when you leave home for longer periods in wintertime.
  • Poorly ventilated rooms can lead to moisture damage, formation of mould and a poor indoor climate. 

Pests and cleanliness

Pests such as cockroaches can crop up if common areas have not been sufficiently cleaned, or when old bits of food are not removed from cupboards, walls, floors and around the stove.

For this reason alone it is important to make sure that cleaning is carried out regularly. Rubbish should not be left in the kitchen or stairwells, but placed in containers. Frequent ventilation is also important to prevent pests. 

Cleaning when moving out 

When you move out, you need to check the following:

Bedrooms:

  • Furniture and matresses should be vacuum cleaned.
  • Matress covers should be washed according to washing instructions.
  • Clean cupboard, shelves, desk, skirtings and cornices, light fittings, heaters, doors and frames, light switches, windows, floors and walls.

Bathroom:

  • Clean the sink, mirror, toilet, shower, walls and floor.

Kitchen and living room:

  • All kitchen fittings, including the cabinets, should be emptied, washed and thoroughly scoured – from top to bottom, inside and out, on top and underneath, inside the drawers. Don’t forget the sink and worktop.
  • Clean the table and seats.
  • Clean the cooker, inside and out. Remember the hobs.
  • Pull out the cooker and fridge to clean from all sides and the walls behind.
  • Make sure all food from the fridge, freezer and cupboards are removed.
  • Wash the walls and floors.
  • Deep clean the extraction fan and change the filter.
  • Clean light fittings, chairs, table,  shelves, skirtings and cornices, doors and frames, light switches, plug sockets, any stains on the walls and any other loose or fitted fixtures.
  • Vacuum all furniture.

Storeroom

  • Tidy and clean
  • Remember that all contents must be taken away. SiÅs is not responsible for any items left behind. 

Moving out inspection

 

If you wish to have an inspection of your cleaning before moving out, contact SiÅs Bolig by email: renhold@sias.no

In the case of insufficient cleaning, you will be charged a minimum of NOK 500,-