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Over 27 million Americans moved to a new location in 2021. Moving out of an old home and into a new home can be stressful, and cleaning the home on top of packing and everything else involved can add to that stress. 

Fortunately, there are specially designed cleaning services for moving to help make the move-in and move-out cleaning process a breeze. They can help leave the last home looking spotless on the way out the door or prepare the new home for your arrival.

The following guide will explore how move-in and move-out cleaning services ease worries on moving day.

What Are Move-Out Cleaners?

When moving out of a rental property, cleaning all parts of the home is typical. This includes wiping out the cabinets, drawers, countertops, and appliances before leaving. It’s important to note some leasing and sales agreements require move-out cleanings. Hiring a cleaning service can help return that security deposit if moving out of a rental property.

The cleaning team works quickly and efficiently to leave homes spotless and ensure customers are satisfied before moving.

What Is Moving in/Moving Out Cleaning Services?

Move-in/move-out cleaning services are professional cleaning services designed to help when people move into or out of a rental property, apartment, or home. Tenants, landlords, property managers, and real estate agents often hire these services to ensure a property is spotless before new tenants move in or after old tenants move out.

A move-in cleaning service involves thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing the property before a new tenant moves in. The cleaning team cleans the floors, bathrooms, kitchen appliances, and most surfaces, ensuring everything is as sparkling clean as possible for the new occupants.

Similarly, a move-out cleaning service involves cleaning and sanitizing the property after a tenant has moved out. The cleaning team cleans the floors, bathrooms, kitchen appliances, and all surfaces and removes any trash or debris left behind by the previous tenant. This ensures that the property is in perfect condition for the next tenant or the landlord to show potential renters.

The scope and price of move-in/move-out cleaning services can vary depending on the size and condition of the property, as well as any specific cleaning requirements. Some cleaning companies may offer additional services such as cleaning the walls or wet wiping the blinds for a small fee. These services help ensure the property is thoroughly cleaned and ready for the next occupant.

What are the benefits of getting a move-in/move-out cleaning service? 

Save time and energy: Moving can be stressful and time-consuming, and cleaning a property thoroughly can take a lot of time and energy. Hiring a move-out cleaning service saves time and allows people to focus on other aspects of the move.

Ensure a thorough clean: Move-out cleaning service providers are experts in cleaning everything from rental property duplexes to historic homes on the market for the first time in twenty years. They know which areas need special attention and can ensure the property is cleaned thoroughly from top to bottom.

Get any security deposits back: When moving out of a rental property, it’s essential to ensure a total security deposit return. Hiring a move-out cleaning service can help ensure the property is cleaned to the highest standards, increasing the chances of getting the security deposit back.

Increase the value of a home going up for sale: When selling a home, a clean and well-maintained property can increase its value and appeal to potential buyers. A move-out cleaning service can help ensure the home is in top condition for showings and open houses.

Reduce stress: The most significant benefit is that moving can be stressful and time-consuming. Cleaning the house on top of packing, signing papers, and everything else involved only adds to the stress and time commitment of moving. The most important thing a cleaning service can do is give someone time back in their day, reduce stress, and help make a move smooth and enjoyable.

What’s Included?

Certain areas of an empty house need more attention than others, and move-in and move-out cleaners put a lot of effort into spots. For example, move-out cleaners will focus on areas like baseboards, blinds, windows sills, or dust ceiling fans that can get skipped during a standard cleaning.  

They’ll also dust every window sill and dust off blinds as well. They’ll clean inside the panes of windows and all the baseboards around the house.

You can expect them to thoroughly sweep, mop, and vacuum the entire home using professional cleaning equipment. You can also tack on extras for areas needing extra scrubbing.

Examples of extras include cleaning inside the oven, cabinets, the refrigerator and wet wiping blinds. Just let cleaners know you want extras well in advance so they can properly prepare.

When cleaning an empty house for a move-in or move-out, certain areas require more attention than others. Move-out cleaners put a lot of effort into cleaning these spots, such as baseboards, blinds, windowsills, and ceiling fans, that might be skipped during a standard cleaning. They will also dust every window sill and wipe down the blinds while cleaning inside the panes of the windows and all the baseboards throughout the house.

The cleaning team should thoroughly sweep, mop, and vacuum the entire home using professional cleaning equipment. You can also add extras for areas that need extra scrubbing, like cleaning inside the oven, cabinets, the refrigerator, or wet wiping the blinds. Just inform the cleaners about any required extras before the cleaning starts so they can adequately prepare.

The cleaning team works hard to ensure that every corner of the house is spotless before the move, leaving customers satisfied.

Maintaining a Clean Home After the Move

After a move-in cleaning service leaves you with an immaculate home, you’ll want to keep it that way for as long as possible. For starters, make sure you clean up any messes as they happen instead of waiting until the end of the day to do everything.

Clean high-traffic rooms like the kitchen, bathrooms, and living room multiple times each week. It makes those areas look and feel better and also makes deep cleaning them easier in the future.

Make sure to dust regularly and use a microfiber cloth instead of pushing dust around with a feather duster. Don’t forget to vacuum under furniture and between couch cushions.

Dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning your linens help prevent germs in your home. You should also wash your pillows a few times each year to sanitize them.

Life can get hectic, and basic cleaning might not always fit your schedule. So, you should consider using eco-friendly cleaning services to help keep up.

How Much Do Moving Cleaners Cost?

Wondering how much moving cleaners cost? The answer is that it depends on various factors, such as the size of your home, the level of cleaning required, and your location.

The best way to get an accurate estimate is to visit our website and book an appointment. We’ll look at the specific needs and provide a personalized quote. Our prices are competitive and reflect the high-quality service we provide.

Our professional cleaning team works quickly and efficiently to ensure that your home is thoroughly cleaned before you move. Moving can be stressful, so we’re here to make the process as easy and hassle-free as possible. Visit our website to book an appointment today and get a quote for your specific cleaning needs.

Additional Tips

Don’t forget to leave a key for the cleaners! Most services are for empty homes; cleaners need a way to enter if no one is home. Leaving a key also means you don’t have to sit around waiting for cleaners to show up to let them in.

You can hide a key under a doormat, in the mailbox, or in a lockbox if it’s an option. Just make sure that you let the cleaners know where you’ll hide the key ahead of time so they don’t have to search around for it.

Sometimes cleaners show up to properties that don’t have any running water or electricity. To do their job right, cleaners need both running water and power.

If you plan to have utility services turned on around the same time, schedule the cleaning at least 24 hours after. For example, if the power is turned on on Monday morning, don’t have cleaners show up until Tuesday morning at the earliest. 

Cleaners must reschedule if they show up at a home without water or electricity. Unfortunately, rescheduling usually results in an added fee.

Using Moving Cleaning Services

Now you know the benefits of moving cleaning services, what to expect, and how to prepare. We hope this guide helps you transition to a new space seamlessly.

Contact us at Tidy Casa with any questions about cleaning services or to book an appointment.