Whether you bid farewell to a cozy apartment or a spacious house in the heart of Tucson, moving out comes with a mile-long checklist. At the top? Cleaning. Flat Rate Maids knows that a proper move-out clean can not only secure your deposit but also leave your old place feeling like home for the next resident. We’ve compiled the ultimate move-out cleaning checklist to ensure every corner of your home is sparkling.
The Flat Rate Maids Move-Out Cleaning Checklist:
- Dust and Wash: All surfaces must be dusted and wiped down, including ceiling fans, light fixtures, and windowsills.
- Walls and Baseboards: Check for scuffs and marks. Gently wipe down or use a magic eraser for stubborn spots.
- Floors: Vacuum carpets; sweep and mop hardwood or tile floors. Consider professional carpet cleaning if stains are present.
- Windows: Clean the inside of windows and any reachable exterior spots. Remember the window tracks!
- Doors: Wipe down doors and door handles, removing fingerprints and smudges.
- Outlets and Switches: Use a damp cloth to wipe down all outlets and light switch plates.
- Appliances: Deep clean the oven, stovetop, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. Pull out appliances to clean surrounding walls and floors.
- Cabinets and Drawers: Empty and wipe down all surfaces. Remember the tops of cabinets where dust gathers.
- Sink and Countertops: Scrub the sink and polish the faucet. Wipe down and disinfect countertops.
- Garbage Disposal: Run with ice cubes and lemon peels to clean and freshen up.
- Toilet: Clean and disinfect inside and out. Pay attention to the base and behind the toilet.
- Shower/Bathtub: Remove soap scum and mildew. Clean shower doors or wash the shower curtain.
- Sink and Countertops: Clean and disinfect, including the faucet and drain.
- Mirrors: Wipe down mirrors to a streak-free shine.
- Exhaust Fan: Dust and ensure it’s free of debris.
Bedrooms and Living Areas:
- Closets: Vacuum the closet floors, wipe down shelves, and ensure all personal items are removed.
- Floors: Carpets should be vacuumed and treated for any spots. Hard floors mopped and polished.
- Light Fixtures: Dust and wipe down and replace any burnt-out light bulbs.
- Odor Removal: Place baking soda on carpets overnight before vacuuming to remove odors.
- Repair Minor Damages: Patch small holes in walls and touch up paint if necessary.
- Document Cleanliness: Take photos after cleaning for evidence of the property’s condition.
Our checklist is designed with Tucson’s rental market in mind, ensuring you leave your space in top-notch condition for the next occupants. If you need more time or supplies, Flat Rate Maids is at your service to provide a comprehensive move-out clean, guaranteeing a hassle-free transition to your new home. We’re here to turn your daunting move-out to-do list into a done list. Contact us today and let us handle the dirty work while you focus on making your next move.
Remember, a move-out clean is more than a chore; it’s your farewell to a home that’s been part of your story, and it’s a warm welcome to the next chapter for someone else. With Flat Rate Maids, you can trust that every corner will be cared for with attention and respect.