MOVE-OUT CLEAN

SAMPLE LIST


MOVE-OUT CLEANING IN ALL ROOMS

Dusting

• Ceiling Fans

• Lights

• Woodwork polished

• Shelves dusted

• Baseboards dusted

Window Sills

• Inside Windows

• Window Blinds

• Window Tracks

• Doors & around frames dusted

Vacuum Carpets

• Cobwebs removed

MOVE-OUT CLEAN KITCHEN

Countertops and backsplash cleaned

• Cabinet fronts washed or dusted

• Inside of cabinet shelves, doors and hardware

• Sinks scrubbed and disinfected

Floors vacuumed or washed

• Exterior/Interior of appliances (oven, stove top, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator) cleaned

Window sills cleaned

• Inside Windows

• Window Blinds

• Window Tracks

• Baseboards dusted or wiped

• Fingerprints removed from all woodwork, door frames and switch plates

Light fixtures cleaned

DEEP CLEAN BATHROOMS

Sink thoroughly cleaned and disinfected

   Tub/Shower

• Chrome fixtures cleaned and shined

• Toilets disinfected inside and out, including base and behind

• Countertops cleaned

• Mirrors cleaned

Window sills wiped down

• Inside Windows Cleaned

• Window Blinds Cleaned

• Window Tracks Cleaned

• Baseboards dusted and wiped

• Vacuum and/or wash floor

• Fingerprints removed from all woodwork, door frames and switch plates

• Cabinet fronts washed and dusted

• Inside of cabinet shelves, doors and hardware

• Remove spider webs

DEEP CLEAN OTHER AREAS, INCLUDING HALLWAYS, OFFICES AND STAIRS

All areas dusted-on top, front and underneath

• Carpeted floors vacuumed

• Baseboards dusted

• Cobwebs removed

• Window sills wiped down

• Inside Windows Washed

• Window Blinds Cleaned

• Window Tracks Cleaned

• Fingerprints wiped from all woodwork, door frames and switch plates

DON’T SEE A SERVICE-JUST ASK:  

***It is presumed that the home will be in order and somewhat picked up to facilitate cleaning. Before we arrive to clean, please make sure all surfaces are clear of clutter so we may mitigate cleaning in a timely manner.***

These checklists are used as guidelines, every service is specifically designed for you and your needs. We guarantee the work performed. Please let us know within 24 hours of cleaning to activate this guarantee.

We use eco-friendly, green cleaning solutions. They are safe for you, your family and your planet!

Suggestion: Always great idea to get sample walk-thru checklist from Landlords to see what is expected.

How to Hire Professional Cleaners for Moving out or Moving In

Make Sure You Get Your Damage Deposit Back When Moving Out of an Apartment

By Diane Schmidt

Before you call cleaning agencies for quotes, make sure you do a proper assessment of your home, including any trouble spots that might require extra elbow-grease. For instance, the area behind the fridge or the inside of the oven. Make a list of trouble spots, make sure you know the square footage and be aware of what your landlord will be looking for; my friend’s former landlord checked the inside of the fridge, the living room blinds and made sure the toilets were clean.

If you have your rental agreement or lease, check to see if there are any specific stipulations to ensure you get your damage deposit back.

Figure Out Your Moving Schedule

If you’re moving within the same city or your move won’t take you too far from your old place, it’s a good idea to arrange your move-out date so that you’ll have an extra day or two left on your old lease. It will allow you to move out of your old home before the cleaners arrive. The cleaners can then have a vacant apartment to clean ensuring that no spots will be missed.

Clean thoroughly

One of the best ways you can ensure that you receive the damage deposit back is to clean the apartment thoroughly. I often plan to move a day before I’m supposed to move out to ensure I have one full day to clean the now-empty apartment. It’s hard to clean when you’re surrounded by moving boxes and when the movers often track in mud and dust and dirt. If you have time and are moving within the same city or town, plan ahead to take one day to clean. On the other hand, if you’re moving to another city or town and don’t have time to clean, hire professionals to do it for you.

What to Ask Before You Hire Cleaners

First, tell each company what you need to be cleaned, the square footage and about any problem areas.

Ask them how many cleaners they can send at one time, how long the cleaning job will take and what time of day the cleaners would arrive. Some companies will charge extra to have more than one cleaner at a time. Make sure you ask. Also, ask if you’ll be charged a flat rate or per hour. Most cleaning companies will charge per hour. If you’re concerned about any young children or pets in the household, it’s a good idea to find out what kind of cleaner the company uses. Some companies will specialize in green cleaning products that are safe for infants and pets.

Give Them a Tour Then Stay Out of the Way

When the cleaners arrive, give them a tour of your home and point out any trouble areas where they’ll need to scrub harder. If you have a list of cleaning jobs you need them to do, write them down so you can go over the areas afterward and the cleaners don’t need to remember what to do. Once you’ve given them the tour, get out of the way. Don’t make the cleaners clean around you.

Inspect the Job and Tip the Staff

When you return, make sure you inspect the cleaning job before you make your final payment.

If you’re not satisfied, talk to the staff or call the company directly. If you’re satisfied, make sure you tip the cleaners. Cleaning is not an easy job: a reasonable tip is 15 to 20 percent of the total bill. We tip our waiters and waitresses, hairdressers and movers, and cleaning staff deserves the same respect.