Move In and Move Out Home Cleaning Service

Book your move-in / move-out cleaning today!

Moving isn’t easy, the last thing you need to worry about is getting the old/new home cleaned. Leave it to the professionals, let the experts at Tidy Casa take care of the move-in / move-out cleaning for you.

Whether you’re a renter moving out or a landlord with a new tenant on the way. The move-in / move-out cleaning is important.

When a place gets rented it’s crucial that the new resident moves into a clean space. As a renter, it’s important to clean on the way out to get the deposit back.

Either way, the move in / move out cleaning is crucial.

Why Get a Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning?

The move-in/move-out cleaning includes everything in the basic /standard cleaning with some handy add-ons for empty homes. The basic/standard cleaning includes cleaning the countertops, floors, bathrooms, kitchens, and other standard cleaning items.

When doing a move-in / move-out cleaning there are some extra considerations taken to make sure the residence is ready for the next family.

Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning Includes

  • Everything in the standard cleaning
  • Dusting ceiling fans (as needed)
  • Dusting window sills
  • Dusting blinds
  • Cleaning the inside windows panes.
  • Cleaning baseboards
  • Sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming.

Extras Available Upon Request
Several extras are available à la carte for move-in/move-outs that need a little extra TLC. Let us know if you’re looking for anything on this list. That way, we can allow enough time to get everything done.

  • Inside oven
  • Inside cabinets
  • Inside refrigerator
  • Wet wiping blinds

Remember, these are NOT included by default. Please, let us know if they’re needed so we can get them done. 🙂

Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning Pro-Tips

We’ve done a lot of move-in/move-out cleanings and know a thing or two about making sure they go smoothly!

Leave a key🔑

Most move-in/move-outs are typically used for empty homes.

It can feel like an eternity waiting through our hour-long arrival window in an empty house. Especially if the Internet is shut off and there’s no Netflix!

Because of this, we always suggest leaving a key to get in. Either under the mat, in the mailbox, or in a lockbox if one is available.

Just let us know in the entry notes where the key will be, and we’ll be set up for success! 

Have running water and power💡

Often we won’t have running water or power when we show up to do a move-out cleaning.

Not having power or water makes for a not-so-great experience for everyone. We need both for a successful cleaning!

If you’re having either of these turned on, make sure to schedule the cleaning for at least 24-hours after. For example, if the water is being activated on a Tuesday, schedule the cleaning for Wednesday.

This way, the utility company has plenty of time to turn on the water or power. Making sure they have plenty of time will save us all headaches later.

NOTE: If we don’t have running water or power, we’ll need to reschedule the service. Rescheduling may result in a cancellation fee.

Leave a few days after in case a re-cleaning is needed📅

It doesn’t happen often, but if items are missed during the cleaning or someone in our office calls out sick, it’s helpful to still have access to the home a few days after the scheduled cleaning.

That way, if we need to do a re-cleaning or reschedule for any reason, we have a small buffer to figure things out. Think of this as an insurance policy to make the move perfectly zen. 🧘

Schedule other services on different days🚚

Schedule them all on different days if you’re planning on having movers, carpet cleaners, or plumbers.

It isn’t easy to clean when other services are working, and we also know they feel the same way.

Please make sure we all get a bit of space to do a great job. Otherwise, people moving boxes in and out while we’re cleaning can lead to a less than satisfactory experience. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Move-in/Move-Out Cleanings

  • Q: Am I required to be home for the cleaning?
  • A: No, it’s perfectly acceptable to give the cleaning team access without you being present. We’ll even lock up for you when we’re done.
  • Q: How long will the cleaning take?
  • A: Move-in/ move-outs require more detail work than a typical cleaning. Because of this,  we always assume a move-in/move-out will add an hour or two to the time of a standard cleaning. A 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom would take around 2-3 hours whereas a 3 bedroom could take up to 3 or 5 hours. All homes are different and have their own unique challenges, and all cleaners move at different speeds. That’s one of the reasons we use flat-rate pricing. It allows us the time to get the job done right. 

What’s NOT Included?

We get a lot of questions about certain tasks in regards to move-in/move-out cleanings. Because of this, we’ve felt compelled to add a few notes on what’s NOT included in a move-in/move-out cleaning. 
 
Outside Windows
We don’t carry equipment and aren’t insured for cleaning the outside windows. If there’s dirt or grime on the outside it may leave the inside windows looking dirty after we’ve left. If you need help cleaning the outside windows, let us know. We’re always happy to refer to a business we know and trust. 
 
Carpet Cleaning
We don’t carry equipment for steam cleaning or carpet stain removal. For serious carpet stains or if you’re in need of a steam cleaning. Please, contact a carpet cleaning specialist. If you’re looking for a referral, we’d be happy to provide one!
 
Other Things
There are a number of things we can’t help with due to lack of equipment or for safety reasons. The full list can be found here. If you have any questions about what is or is not included. Feel free to reach out directly and ask.

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