Relocating can be a hectic and stressful process, but a clear move out cleaning checklist can make your transition much smoother! That’s where we come in – Denver Cleaning Service Company. With our Professional Move Out / Move In Cleaning Service, you can focus on other aspects of your move, while we take care of wiping down, dusting, and vacuuming your old space.

Decluttering Personal Items and Furniture

Decluttering is step one on any move out cleaning checklist as it’s important to begin with a clean slate. Clear out personal items from each room. Collect scattered children’s toys, remove wall decorations, and don’t forget small items tucked into nooks and crannies. Clearing furniture is trickier. If it’s a permanent fixture, dust and polish it. But if it’s moving with you, clean, dismantle if necessary, and get it ready for the move.

Deep Cleaning the Kitchen and Appliances

The kitchen is a focal point for many homes. Your stove, oven, and refrigerator should take precedence on your kitchen’s cleaning list. Wipe down the stovetop until clean, be sure to pay attention to the oven interior, and empty the fridge, cleaning each shelf and drawer. Continuing, clean the cabinets inside and out. Wipe down countertops, clean the sink, and mop the floor.

Sanitizing Bathrooms Top to Bottom

Bathrooms demand special attention. Low-flow toilets are a common feature in Denver homes, and their components require careful cleaning. Then, scrub sinks, tubs, and shower cabins, making sure to address any water spots and soap scum. Tiles, especially grout lines, often shelter mold and mildew.

Thoroughly Cleaning Floors and Carpets

No move out cleaning checklist is complete without floor and carpet cleaning. Sweep and mop hardwood or tiled floors, and remember corners and baseboards. For stubborn stains, a mixture of vinegar and water often works wonders. Carpets require a thorough vacuum and may need carpet cleaning if there’s any tough stains. For this, it may be necessary to hire a professional carpet cleaner.

Dusting and Wiping Walls and Ceilings

Cleaning walls and ceilings are a must for any move-out cleaning. First, dust walls and ceilings using a long-handled duster or a microfiber cloth wrapped around a broom for hard-to-reach areas. For persistent cobwebs, use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. For smudges or stains, tackle them with a mild soap and water solution. Dampen a soft cloth or sponge and gently wipe the affected area. Then, dry the surface with a clean towel. Be sure not to apply to much pressure when cleaning the walls or ceilings as wall paint is delicate and can come off when cleaning.

Cleaning Windows and Mirrors

Remove dust and debris from window frames, sills, and tracks with a duster or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment. Next, create a homemade window cleaning solution using equal parts white vinegar and water. Clean the windows using a microfiber cloth or a squeegee, working from top to bottom, and then wipe dry. Mirrors also deserve attention—spray your cleaning solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the mirror gently in circular motions before polishing with a dry cloth.

Addressing Closets and Storage Areas

Storage areas like closets, pantries, and garages are vital components of a move out cleaning checklist. Begin by removing all items from shelves and drawers. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove dust bunnies and debris before wiping down the surfaces with a damp cloth. Evaluate any leftover items and donate, recycle, or dispose of them accordingly. Organize the items you plan to keep and re-home, and sort them in clearly labeled boxes and containers.

Checking and Cleaning Light Fixtures

Dust easily accumulates on these elevated locations over time. Carefully remove any removable parts of the fixture. Dust and clean each piece before putting it back together. For built-in fixtures, a long-handled duster is practical. Ensure to turn off and cool down the lights before you clean. Similarly, clean ceiling fans, if any, and remember to dust off both sides of the blades.

Inspection and Final Touch-Ups

Your move out cleaning checklist comes full circle with a final inspection. Go over each room diligently. Look out for spots you may have missed or areas that need a quick touch-up.

As you get on this exciting new journey, let the Denver Cleaning Service Company worry about making your old home spotless. With our customized move out cleaning checklist and reliable Professional Move Out Cleaning Service, your old residence will be left sparkling clean for its next occupant. Reach out to us today.