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How to Do a Move Out Cleaning?

Apr 12

How Do You Go About Moving-Out Cleaning?

It isn't easy to move out of an apartment rental. This blog post will assist you with the cleaning of your rented property. In this article, we'll go over the key steps that will ensure your landlord is pleased with the condition of the property when you leave. Professional cleaners will also share their tricks and tips to ensure that every aspect is considered. Let's get started!

Clean Up After Moving Out: To-Do Checklist

It might be a daunting task to clean up your house for the move if you have never done it before. It can be overwhelming to think of yet another chore to add to your already busy schedule. However, this is a task that has to get done to ensure that you leave on time. Your landlord or property manager requires your old home to be in good shape for the next tenant, and cleaning up after a move will help them accomplish that objective and, in certain cases, saves you money! Check out these tips for how to tackle your move-out clean like an expert:

Utilize microfiber cleaning cloths and dusters specifically designed specifically for this kind of surface to keep it clean in your living space. Pay particular attention to counters that are stained by crumbs from time to time. Additionally, shelves, sliding doors, and shelves of cabinets are usually ignored during routine cleaning. To eliminate any dirt buildup Clean the lights and handles of cabinets.

Dry and wash all dishes including those in dishwashers. Clean out any food leftover in your refrigerator. You can either throw away or take away any items you don't intend to use when you move into the new house. If you're moving to a smaller space and the space is limited, think about renting a storage facility for these items rather than packing them up today in order to unpack them again when you get there! Donate as much as possible before moving if you don't plan to use it when you move to a new place.

Use a microfiber cloth dampened by water to cleanse cabinets, drawers, and flat surfaces of kitchen appliances. This will get rid of dust or food particles that might have accumulated throughout your stay. Baking soda can be used to wash grease-laden surfaces. It is then possible to clean these areas another time with warm soapy water to remove any grease left behind after you've completed cleaning.

Clean all dust that has accumulated behind furniture that collects dust because there's nothing blocking its path during these intense cleaning sessions. Make sure all window screens are free of debris, also - even ones with adjustable slats are prone to accumulating dirt in time, though usually less frequently than their counterparts with no opening mechanism for ripening airflow. Make use of vinegar water to clean switches and handles in cabinets. Rinse them with hot soapy water to get rid of any vinegar residue.

Clean windows with paper towels or cloths, to avoid streaks while removing dirt from surfaces; if you have screens installed on the windows of your home, be sure you remove them first before attempting this! You can clean the insides of your window panes using a damp cloth if there aren't screens that you need to take off. Make use of a squeegee for removing excess water from your windows.

Clean mirrors in bathrooms and clean around frames in areas that are more difficult to reach because of their dimensions. Clean the surfaces of both showers with a thorough clean, making sure there is no soap scum accumulation at all by simply cleaning everything off without harsh chemicals that could damage grout lines over time. Use a toothbrush for corners, faucets, and small crevices if necessary as these areas are likely to become grimy with age.

Remove all bedding from your pillowcases and mattress. Be sure to clean them thoroughly prior to laundering them in the washer on a gentle cycle. Make sure to use warm water and no fabric softener. If time isn't an issue, hang them up on a fence to dry. This will lower the amount of chemicals which are left behind from the drying process.

How Much Does a Move Out Clean Typically Cost?

It isn't easy to estimate the cost for your moving-out clean-up. The reason for this is that costs depend on the size of your house, the size of the rooms that are required to be cleaned, and the work you require. The best way to figure out costs is to ask for estimates from local companies. It's all about the location you're across the globe or even in different areas of your county or city.

Size: Your home's size will impact the cost of a clean-up after moving out. Small studios or apartments can be cleaned by one person in about four hours, while a bigger house may require up to six or five hours to tidy.

Duration: It all depends on how big your home is and how messy it is and what cleaning products you employ. You may want to budget four hours or more, depending on your situation.

Location: The location of moving-out cleanings can play into the total cost. It may be more convenient to have the cleaning done at your current residence, in the event that you are moving to a new house.

Hours: The cost of the move-out clean can differ according to the number of hours it takes to clean your home. Based on your specific circumstances you might need to budget for four hours or more.

How to clean up after an unintentional move?

Living room

The first item of business is to sweep and sweep the floor. After that, clean all furniture clean by using warm dish soap and water. Make sure you clean wooden surfaces, cabinets, doors, baseboards, and even walls. Use disinfectant spray or wipes on TV screens, then finish by vacuuming up particles from carpets and rugs (additionally remove throw rugs if they haven't been moved) followed by an extensive vacuuming of the carpets/rugs.


The kitchen is the most important room in a house for cleaning. You'll probably use this area often throughout the year, so make sure that all appliances are clean. Clean stovetop, inside of oven and microwave; clean refrigerator inside-out/outside-in (any food residue in the fridge is thrown out); wipe down cupboards & countertops with soapy water followed by a thorough rinse. If needed, clean or replace old kitchen sinks. If needed clean the oven and replace any damaged ones. After cleaning all the appliances, rinse them using warm soapy water. Dispose of all trash and debris in the appropriate containers, such as garbage bags.


Start by vacuuming the entire floor as well as carpeted areas. Then, clean baseboards and walls before moving onto furniture surfaces, including nightstands or dressers, as well as bed frames/headboards, followed by mattresses themselves. Remove the drawers off your desk. Wipe the desk surface and clean the inside. Then, put your items back in their correct position until you have cleaned them. Clean up after the moving-out process by disposing of garbage and other debris into proper containers.


Bathroom cleaner is used to scrub the tub. The glass doors of the shower stall/shower enclosures are cleaned and then wiped down. Lighting fixtures are also cleaned. All surfaces are washed (mirror frames included) in the following step, followed by a thorough clean of sinks, countertops, faucets & toilet bowl-additionally remove any throw rugs that have not already been taken up for moving. If you can, wash the tiles surrounding the tub or shower and rehang towels that were used during the move-out.

If you're short on time perhaps a professional could assist you. It's necessary to clean your entire home, including inside of appliances and on all surfaces. It might take several hours, depending on how dirty it is.

NW Maids is a professional cleaning company that can provide the services you require for moving-out cleaning. They are able to provide you with a service regardless of whether it's a one-off or regular cleaning. They can visit your home and offer the house a thorough clean to make the place feel new again.


Contact NW Maids to learn more.


Contact the NW Maids Tacoma location:

NW Maids Tacoma Cleaning Service

2367 Tacoma Avenue South

Tacoma, Washington 98402

(253) 793-1664