The ultimate pre-move cleaning checklist

Don't Leave the Dirt Behind: The Ultimate Pre-Move Cleaning Checklist

Moving can be an exciting time as you prepare to start a new chapter in your life, but it can also be overwhelming as you try to organize and pack up your belongings.

One thing that can often get overlooked during the moving process is cleaning your old home (or new home!). Whether you're moving out of a rental property or selling your home, leaving your space clean and tidy is essential. Here are some things that homeowners should do to prepare for moving.

  1. Start with decluttering: Before you begin the cleaning process, take some time to declutter your home. This will not only make the moving process easier but will also give you a fresh start in your new home. Get rid of anything you no longer need or use, and donate or sell items that are in good condition.

  2. Clean each room thoroughly: Once you've decluttered your space, it's time to start cleaning. Begin with one room at a time, and work your way through your home. Vacuum and sweep floors, dust furniture surfaces, and clean any high touch areas like light switches and doorknobs. Wipe down counters and clean inside and outside kitchen cabinets, as well as the interior and exterior of appliances like the refrigerator, oven, and microwave.

  3. Focus on the bathroom: The bathroom is one of the most important areas to focus on when cleaning your home before moving out. Scrub the toilet bowls and clean bathtubs/showers thoroughly. Steam cleaning shower/bathtub floors and walls can help eliminate any bacteria or mold that may be lurking. Polish glass shower door/walls and mirrors, and make sure to wipe down baseboards, window sills, and tracks.

  4. Don't forget the details: It's easy to overlook smaller details when cleaning your home, but they can make a big difference in how clean your space looks. Dust light fixtures and furniture surfaces like nightstands, bookshelves, and dressers. Wipe down baseboards with a wet cloth, clean and polish interior windows, and dust all window blinds.

  5. Hire a professional cleaning service: While cleaning your home before moving out may seem daunting, it's an essential step to ensure that you leave your space clean and ready for the next occupant. If you don't have the time or energy to clean your home yourself, consider hiring a professional cleaning service like Pulirr. Our Voyager Cleaning package (our Move-in/Move-out cleaning) covers everything from vacuuming and sweeping to cleaning inside and outside kitchen cabinets and wiping down doors and high touch areas. With prices starting at just $310, it's an affordable way to ensure that your space is left sparkling clean. 

Moving can be stressful, but with these cleaning tips or the help of a professional cleaning service like Pulirr, you can make the process easier and ensure that your home is left clean and ready for its new occupants. Book your move-in/move-out cleaning today! You can find more information about Pulirr's move-in/move-out service and what it includes here.

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