Move out cleaning is more than just a question of politeness or leaving a good impression. Granted, these aspects are important as well. However, if you are leaving a rental property, a certain amount of cleaning is also a prerequisite for the return of your move-in deposit. (Speaking of deposit returns, take a look at our previous article about this particular subject!) Today let’s have a look at what you need to do beyond moving out your furniture and moving boxes.
Your move out cleaning checklist
For starters, here is a great moving-out cleaning checklist to provide you with an overview of what needs to be taken care of. For your convenience, there is also a variety of print-out checklists available from various sources. Granted, they have not been written by our own team, but the purpose of this post is not to reinvent the proverbial wheel – at least not of cleaning.
As a rule of thumb, if you have moved into your place in a certain state of tidiness and cleanliness, try to achieve that state again when moving out. Imagine what you expect when moving into your new place:
- removal of visible dirt, soap scum, cobwebs, trash and debris
- clean grout
- repair of wall damages from nails, screws, etc.
In case you have a written lease agreement, you might want to have a look about the included specifics about the cleaning and repairs required when you move out.
As it is so often the case for things that need doing: There are usually professional service providers. Therefore, if you prefer having someone else take care of the cleaning, look for maid and cleaning services in your area.
For the heavier items…
As far as we as a moving company are concerned, this part is the easiest one: You already have to take care of a lot of things. Contact our team at Brothers EZ Moving, so we can give you a free quote for moving out, transporting, and moving in your personal belongings! Click here to find out more about our comprehensive moving services!