Move Out Cleaning – Tips from Start to Finish
So, you’re moving house or moving country; either way, you’re moving out! The excitement of moving into a new house is one that no homeowner forgets, nor is the bittersweet memory of saying goodbye to an old home. Nevertheless, it has to be done and moving out is no walk in the park. What can make it easier though, are these move out cleaning tips
ORGANIZE YOUR PACKING FIRST
If you’ve already begun to move boxes to the new place, that’s great because the lesser stuff you have in the house, the easier it is to clean. If you’re planning to load the moving truck with all your stuff on moving day itself, we’ve got some suggestions for you. Try to devote one room for storing packed boxes so that the empty rooms can be cleaned first. Even if it means you have to clean one room every day, it beats having to clean the entire house in one day.
REMOVE DUST AND COBWEBS FROM CEILINGS
When you start cleaning an empty room, target the ceiling first. If you don’t have a long-handled broom, tie an old tee-shirt over your mop and use it to remove cobwebs from ceiling corners and wipe the entire ceiling to remove dust.
WIPE WALLS CLEAN
Use the same contraption you made to dust your ceiling, for cleaning your walls. Start from the top and make your way downward as you wipe from side to side. If your paint finish/wallpaper permits, gently rub away stains using a clean, damp cloth. Even if there aren’t any obvious stains, using a damp cloth to wipe all the walls will give them more life and look cleaner
SWEEPING AND MOPPING
With all the dirt and dust from the ceiling and walls now settled on the floors, it’s time to finish up cleaning the room by sweeping and mopping. Before you start mopping, keep the windows slightly opened in the room for quicker drying, and close other windows as the cross ventilation might blow dust and dirt from other rooms in to the cleaned one
Tips for Offering Move-In / Move-Out Cleaning Services
People and businesses are constantly on the move. The latest U.S. Census reports that there are over 327 million people currently living in the United States. Statistics indicate that almost 15 percent of the population moves annually. That’s over 49 million people packing their bags and relocating. This mass migration creates opportunities for cleaning business owners
As people and businesses move, they need their previous location cleaned and/or want to make sure their new setting is “work ready”. Cleaning companies can fill this niche for on the move businesses by providing what is known as “move-in/move-out cleaning”. It can be an ideal add-on service and a great way for your commercial cleaning company to make more money!
What are move-in / move-out cleaning services?
This type of service usually encompasses what we refer to as “deep cleaning”. Deep cleaning can include washing, wiping, scrubbing, and dusting pretty much everything that needs it. Windows, cabinets, walls, ceilings, floors, vents, fixtures, blinds, you name it; you probably will be cleaning it.
How do I find opportunities to provide move-in / move-out cleaning services?
A good place to start when looking for move in/out cleaning accounts is to contact commercial contractors or real estate offices. If you have been cleaning commercial buildings for a while, your clients will no doubt ask you to provide move in/out cleaning services. It’s also a good idea to spread the word to your clients that this is a service you provide.
How should I price move in / move out services?
The prices charged will vary depending on the type of facility you are cleaning, cleaning specifications, and deadlines. Prices range from $25 to $40 per hour. Again, this is dependent upon your cleaning company, your expenses and overhead costs, and your profit expectations.
Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Apartment Before Moving Out
First, Understand Your Apartment Cleaning Responsibilities
Our next installment in our apartment moving tips series covers cleaning tips. But first, it’s important to understand what’s expected of you when you move out. Talk to your property manager or landlord. Many times, professionally managed buildings will handle the cleaning and restoration of the apartment to prepare it for the next resident. Learning what you’re responsible for can also save you a good bit of money, as you may not have to hire a carpet cleaning company or other similar service providers. That will be taken care of as part of the management company’s apartment preparation process.
All Right — Time to Start Cleaning Your Apartment
Now, when we say cleaning, we don’t mean the standard weekend room-by-room wipe-down. We mean deep cleaning. We mean doing the things that you don’t typically do just to make the place presentable for guests. We mean that you’ll probably want a shower when you’re done.
When You Clean, You’re Helping More Than Just Yourself
Put yourself in this situation: You’ve found the perfect apartment You’ve signed a lease and are moving in. You walk into the elevator, arms loaded up with boxes, and ride up several stories to your new apartment. You can’t wait to see the view again. It’s been a month since you were here last planning the best use of the space.
When you get there, you unlock the door and walk in. Immediately, you feel dirty. Everything smells like a high school locker room. There are smudges on the wood flooring so pronounced that they look like spilled milk. The carpet in the bedroom is matted down and as cushiony as concrete. The bathroom looks like someone just used it, and the kitchen is looking like a health code violation.
This is an extreme example — one that a reputable property manager wouldn’t allow. But you get the point. Had the previous tenant bothered to deep clean, you wouldn’t be in this situation
MOVE OUT CLEANING CHECKLIST
You packed the dishes, de-cluttered the garage, hired the movers and signed the papers. Now what? Performing a deep clean before moving out is beneficial to both parties – especially if you have a security deposit on the line. However, move out cleaning is easy to neglect. After all, you have bigger things to worry about – like moving into your new home or apartment! Molly Maid offers flexible move in and move out cleaning services to ease the transition to your new home or apartment. Whether you need the entire house cleaned or just certain items on your move out checklist, Molly Maid can help. Download our printable move-out cleaning checklist
Move Out Cleaning
ow that the rooms are empty – or nearly empty – it’s time to get your home or apartment looking even better than it did when you first moved in. Many house or apartment contracts require a “broom-clean.” Others require a thorough checklist that covers everything from baseboards to the microwave oven
Move In Cleaning
Who doesn’t want a fresh start? A thorough move in cleaning gives new homeowners and tenants peace of mind knowing that their new living space has been scrubbed and disinfected from top to bottom. We always recommend performing a move in clean before you unload your personal belongings. This ensures that every inch of the room gets the attention that it needs.
How much does a move in clean from Molly Maid cost? It all depends on the size of your new home or apartment and the condition it is in. For the most accurate quote, call your local Molly Maid to discuss the details of your move in cleaning. Our staff can also create a personalized cleaning schedule to keep your new home or apartment as tidy as it was when you first moved in.
*This checklist is provided to help DIYers clean their own homes. It is not intended to reflect the steps taken by Molly Maid’s professional cleaning teams. Each franchise independently owned and operated. Services may vary by location.
MOVE-OUT CLEANING SERVICES
You packed the dishes, de-cluttered the garage, hired the movers and signed the papers. Now what? Performing a thorough clean before moving out is beneficial to both parties, especially if you have a security deposit on the line.
However, move-out cleaning is easy to neglect. After all, you have bigger things to worry about, like moving into your new home or apartment. Molly Maid offers flexible move-in and move-out cleaning services to ease the transition into your new space. Whether you need the entire house cleaned or just certain items on your checklist, our professional house cleaners are ready to help.
Now that the rooms are empty (or nearly empty), it’s time to make your home or apartment look even better than it did when you first moved in. Many apartment and house contracts require a “broom-clean” while others call for a detailed checklist that covers everything from the stove to the baseboards.
if not all, of the items on your checklist. We’ll take care of the move-out cleaning so you can focus on your move.
It all depends on the size of your home or apartment and the condition it’s in