Move In/Move Out Cleaning Checklist: Latest 2022 Update

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Have you read your lease contract? Well, it says there that you need to ensure your room, office, or house needs to be in a clean and organized condition before you leave it, and so that you can secure your safety deposit from the landlord. With that, you need to plan for your move out and move in cleaning checklist.

Fortunately, you are in the right spot if you are looking for a guide with your cleaning bucket list from professional move out cleaning services like Next Day Cleaning LLC

By hiring a professional, you have lesser things to worry about, especially that you also have to prepare your new office or space where you are moving into. Read on to our guide and maybe you can also consider hiring a local cleaner to make it easier on your part.

Walls and Ceilings

You need to remove all nails and screws drilled into your walls and ceilings, then put a small putty to cover it. With that, you will have a cleaner surface free of many small holes.

Cabinets and Drawers

In any move out cleaning services, cleaning your cabinets and drawers is one of the important things you need to settle, considering you put a lot of stuff there. Also, you need to remove any liners present and wipe down the inside with a clean damp cloth.


Be sure to unplug your fridge before taking out everything inside. After that, you have to use a neutral cleaning solution and soft towel to wipe the interiors, then wipe dry with another clean dry towel.

Meanwhile, to eliminate the foul smell, you can let it stay open for one or two hours (but it needs to be turned off to avoid wasting electricity) as a breather. Another option will be placing charcoal in a plastic container since it can absorb the foul odor.

Stovetop Cleaning

With all the cookings you have done, there will be hard-sticking grease and stains on your stovetops. A little homemade remedy solution from vinegar and baking soda can help you easily deal with these stains.

Use a soft-bristled brush, microfiber, or sponge for wiping off your stovetops to avoid visible scratches. After, wipe dry with a clean towel.

Clean Your Countertops

Clear your kitchen island, peninsula, and vanity tops with all accessories and things on top. After, use a mild dishwashing solution and soft fabric to wipe down your countertop surface. You can also use a stone polisher to bring back the luster of your stone countertops.

Our team for a home move out cleaning service has the training and experience in efficiently cleaning kitchen and bathroom countertops. You can avail of our service today.

Sink and Faucet

Your sinks and faucet are prone to scales due to the heavy minerals present in your water. Likewise, the stains and debris sticking on your sink from washing your dishes contribute to its wear and tear process. 

With that, you can use a stronger scrubber but non-abrasive in removing those scales and stains. We also include this area in our residential move out cleaning package. Our trained housemaids will bring back the chic looks of your stainless steel sink and faucet.

Hardwood Floor and Carpets

Your hardwood floor and carpets bring elegance and natural warmth into your home or office. Both of these are prone to moisture damage, so a safe and proper cleaning process must be observed. 

Technically, it can be cumbersome to clean and polish your hardwood floors, yet you can pass this burden to your local move out deep cleaning service provider. We have the right equipment and solutions to efficiently remove water stains, pet accidents, and foul smell from your carpets and bare floors.

Toilet, Tub, and Shower

Besides your kitchen, your landlord will also look into your bathroom and inspect these three major elements: toilet, tub, and shower. Consequently, a good DIY homemade solution for cleaning these areas will use vinegar and baking soda. 

You can use your old toothbrush, sponge, or towel for wiping and scrubbing those porcelain and stainless steel surfaces. Nevertheless, you can avail our best move cleaning package for a hassle-free solution with these cleaning chores.

Light Switches, LCD screens, Fixtures, and Appliances

Whether you are availing of an apartment move in cleaning service or not, some of the high-touch areas you need to wipe down include switches, outlets, fixtures, and the external surface of your home appliances.

You can use a specific cleaning solution for this from hardware stores, and pair it with soft microfiber. Make sure to spray the solution on your microfiber or cloth, and not on the surface to be cleaned.

Floors and Baseboards

Your floors and baseboards are one of the most time-consuming areas to clean since it has a wide surface area. Practically, your cleaning options will include vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping. Then for your baseboards, you can use a neutral cleaning solution, brush, and cloth for removing those dust and dirt.

Windows and Glass Surfaces

Your landlord can easily see those smudges and foggy glass doors and windows inside your office or apartment. To resolve this concern, you can use a commercial glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down all glass surfaces inside your residence.

Nevertheless, we include that task in our one time move out cleaning package for an affordable rate. 

Draperies and Upholsteries

Besides your wooden furniture and floor, you also need to wash the sensitive fabric of your upholstery and drapes. Be sure to read its washing instruction, to avoid discoloration or small holes in those fabrics.

In line with this, our housemaids can use a variety of methods for washing it, yet our steam cleaning process is the best for deep cleaning action. 

Need Professional Assistance?

Technically, your cleaning list can go on further as you have more things inside your apartment, office, or rented house. Considering moving to a new place is cumbersome, you will direly need assistance which you can find in a local cleaning company like Next Day Cleaning LLC

For a reasonable rate, we can seamlessly help you with your move in and move out cleaning needs. Call us now for free estimates or check us on Houzz!

Leave the work to professionals!

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Omer Faruk Cevikol<br/><span id="position">Owner</span>
Omer Faruk Cevikol

Omer Faruk Cevikol is the owner of Next Day Cleaning. He aims to deliver the best cleaning services along with his dedicated team and the author of Next Day Cleaning blog. You can find Omer on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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