A Simple Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

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If you’ll be moving out soon, whether you’re renting or selling your current home, it’s always good practice to clean your house before moving. Most landlords require a thorough cleaning before moving out to return your deposit. Our team at Let Us Clean compiled a list below of what you should expect from a regular move-out cleaning:

A Simple Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

  1. Remove all personal property – Any items belonging to you should be taken with you or disposed of properly. This makes the actual move-out cleaning process much easier by removing things that could get in the way.
  2. Thoroughly clean bathrooms – The bathroom is often one of the dirtiest places in a home. If you plan on selling your home or having new renters move in, spotless bathrooms could seal the deal. A thorough bathroom cleaning can make tubs, sinks, and toilets look considerably newer, and removing grime and dirt will freshen your bathrooms instantly.
  3. Wipe down all appliances that are staying – Many homeowners and renters leave their large appliances behind, like stoves and refrigerators. Remember that these appliances will be “new” to whoever moves in after you; having them look their best can be a big selling point.
  4. Mop or vacuum floors – For the ultimate eye appeal to prospective renters or buyers, make sure carpets are stain-free, and floors are sparkling clean. Cleaning floors and carpets can also tremendously freshen your home, especially if you have pets or are a smoker.
  5. Spot clean walls – A can’t-miss step in move-out cleaning is making sure walls are clean and free of marks. All your furniture and wall hangings will eventually be moved out of your home, so any hidden marks and scuffs will suddenly be visible again. Removing these spots gives your whole house a fresh, put-together look.