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Moving Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning is an imperative part of moving. Maybe you want the house to look in top condition for the new people moving in, or maybe you just want to make sure that you get your security deposit back.

Whatever the reason, cleaning your house after living in it is proper etiquette. Here at Page Relocation, we have a moving cleaning checklist designed for you to use while in the process of your move.

Some of the first things you should do when cleaning for your move include the following:

  • Remove all nails and holes from the walls.

  • Dust every corner and crevice.

  • Clean windows and mirrors until they shine.

  • Clear out all cupboards and storage spaces.

  • Repaint small portions of walls if they need repainting.

  • Take out all trash, including moving boxes.

Deep Cleaning Hacks

While cleaning can be relaxing for some people, for most, it is seen as a chore. It can be very daunting, which is why it can be easier to do if you have people to help you. Here are some deep clean hacks for when it comes to cleaning your house for a move.

Deep Clean AFTER the Furniture Is Out of the Way

Moving your furniture before you start to deep clean will make the cleaning process so much easier for you. You won’t have to worry about bending behind pieces of furniture or picking up a dusty rug. Once the furniture is out of your house, or at the very least, moved into a corner, it will make the process much quicker so you can dust, mop, sweep, or vacuum.

Deep Clean Sinks, Tubs, Toilets

No one wants to clean a bathroom, but it really is the most crucial. Cleaning the bathroom ensures that the people moving in will have the best experience and don’t need to take the time to do this themselves. Bathrooms can be quite personal, so the most respectful thing to do is clean yours before you leave.


Dust the ceilings and on top of the cabinets. You should also go into storage spaces that didn’t see much movement over the time that you lived in the house and dust that, as well. Assume the people moving in want the house to feel brand new.


Mopping should be done almost as a last step. Once there is no furniture and there are no plans for people to be walking through the house other than the new buyers, the mopping can be done. If this house is clear out, this usually is not the most time-consuming of the hacks.

Sanitize the Fridge

Refrigerators can get very dirty very quickly. Not only is it important to clean your fridge before you move out but to sanitize it as well. Working with food is very different when it comes to moving. There should be no sign of food left by the previous owners, which in this case is you.

How to Clean a New House

It might not hurt to invest in a cleaning service. While it is not impossible to do it yourself or with the help of family and friends, we know that there are plenty of other things on your mind when you are moving. There are many cleaning experts that can do an amazing job. Many of these cleaners specialize in the cleaning of houses being moved into or out of. Here at Page Relocation, we have a professional cleaning service available.

More About Page Relocation

Our experts at Page Relocation are here to help your move be as smooth as possible. If you want to learn more about our services or get more information about how we can help you, contact us today! You can also check out the cleaning services that we offer or read some of our other blogs that offer moving advice here.


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