Maid Perfect’s Tips and Tricks for a Move-Out Clean

Having all your supplies in one place, stored in a transportable caddy, can save a lot of time when cleaning a whole house.

By Drew Freemantle for Maid Perfect

Whether you are renting or selling your home, a good move-out clean can make all the difference. If you are selling your home a good first impression is a must. If you are renting a home it can be the difference between getting your deposit back or not. A detailed move-out clean can take anywhere from 2-8 hours. Maid Perfect has done our fair share of move out cleans and know the tips and tricks to make things good smoothlyand ensure you don’t forgot anything.  If your schedule is packed, however, Maid Perfect can certainly put our expertise to work for you.  Just give us a call to schedule a thourough, move-out clean at 360-402-6248.

Preparation

It’s important to have the right tools for the job. You can pick up a small caddy to put your supplies in at Home Depot. A portable caddy can make your job a whole lot easier and is worth the money. Below is a list of some of the most commonly used cleaning supplies.

    1. Flat razor

      Having all your supplies in one place, stored in a transportable caddy, can save a lot of time when cleaning a whole house.
      Having all your supplies in one place, stored in a transportable caddy, can save a lot of time when cleaning a whole house.
    2. Magic erasers
    3. Pumice stone
    4. Blue scrub sponge
    5. Squeegee
    6. Window cleaner
    7. Small or large ladder, depending on house
    8. Bleach
    9. Cleaning cloths
    10. Microfiber dusting cloth
    11. Swiffer
    12. Disinfectant cleaner
    13. Toothbrush
    14. Stainless steel polish
    15. Mop and Bucket

 

Move-Out Cleaning Checklist 

Entrance

  • Door ( handles, glass )
  • Exterior light covers
  • Door base plate
Kitchens often take the longest during a move-out clean.  Be sure to leave yourself several hours for the task.
Kitchens often take the longest during a move-out clean. Be sure to leave yourself several hours for the task.

Kitchen

  • Dust high to low
  • Wipe out and vacuum inside cabinets
  • Wipe outside of cabinets
  • Stove tops (clean or replace burner rings)
  • Ovens inside and out
  • Microwave inside and out
  • vacuum floor
  • mop floor

Bedrooms

  • Dust high to low
  • Dust inside light cover
  • Wipe down base boards
  • Marks on walls
  • Wipe down closet doors
  • Wipe down shelves in closet if any
  • Vacuum or mop floor

General

  • Dust high to low
  • Base boards
  • Marks on walls
  • Vacuum and mop floor
  • Windows and tracks throughout home

Garage

Don't forget hidden areas such as the inside of the microwave when preparing to move-out of your home.
Don’t forget hidden areas such as the inside of the microwave when preparing to move-out of your home.
  • Dust high to low
  • Vacuum floor

 

Marks on walls and doors sometimes can easily be removed with a magic eraser but they just may need to be repainted, so assess your situation accordingly.

Tips on cleaning 

  • Run oven through a cleaning cycle the day before you do the clean. This will make cleaning the oven a whole lot easier.
  • Sometimes it’s just easier to replace burner rings than to clean them. This could save you a lot of time.
  • Vacuum window tracks before cleaning to avoid a muddy mesh and use a toothbrush to get in those hard to reach areas.

We sincerely hope that this information will help you and if you have any questions please feel free to visit our website www.maidperfectolympia.com or check us out on Facebook. To schedule a free estimate or a move-out clean call us at 360-402-6248.

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