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Move-In & Move-Out Cleaning: Our Simple Checklist

Let’s face it—cleaning when moving out of a place can be stressful—as can preparing a home for tenants moving in. That is where our Coachella Valley move-in and move-out cleaners come in and help make your life simpler. It’s as simple as calling our team and scheduling a time that works best for your schedule! However, for those looking to attempt the move-in and move-out cleaning process themselves, our moving cleaners in the Coachella Valley have created a short checklist to get you started!

Thoroughly Clean and Sanitize All Bathrooms

It’s not a surprise that bathrooms collect the highest amounts of germs and bacteria in the home. For this reason, we recommend starting with all the bathrooms in the house. Begin by cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces including the following:

  • Vanity countertops
  • Mirrors
  • Sinks
  • Showers
  • Bathtubs
  • Toilets

Our move-out cleaners in the Coachella Valley recommend using a few different rags, cleaning the dirtiest areas of the bathroom with their own rags to prevent spreading germs.

Once you have completed the cleaning process, look for watermarks, soap scum, stains, and areas where odor is noticeable and spend a little extra time re-cleaning those areas.

Eliminate Clutter, Trash, and All Debris

In order to leave the home in perfect condition for new tenants, it is important to remove all clutter, trash, and debris from the inside of the home. This includes personal items, trash, small scraps, construction debris, and any other particles that would not be appreciated by a new tenant. Remember, the goal is to leave the property as spotless as possible by removing and disposing of remaining clutter properly.

Deep-Clean the Kitchen & Appliances

In most cases, the kitchen is the most time-consuming part of the cleaning process as it entails cleaning countertops and detailing appliances. Because this is where tenants will prepare and consume food and drink, it is critical to ensure cleanliness and top-notch sanitization. We suggest cleaning every surface and appliance by removing old food, scum, and other unwanted messes. Next, use a disinfectant to wipe down all counters and surfaces. Once completed, proceed to deep cleaning each appliance, including the refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, both inside and out.

Wipe Down Walls and Cabinets

Perhaps the areas missed most often during a move-in or move-out cleaning is walls and cabinet surfaces. That’s because many people forget to clean vertical surfaces since messes on such surfaces are easily missed. However, to ensure cleanliness and sanitization, it is crucial to thoroughly clean these areas as well. We suggest cleaning any messes from these areas followed by wiping with a sanitizing formula.

Ready to Leave it to the Professionals? Call Our Coachella Valley Move-in and Move-Out Cleaners

It’s essential to get the job done right when it comes to prepping a home for move-in or move-out. If you don’t have the house cleaning supplies, time, ability, or desire to clean your house, get in touch with Palm Springs Cleaning and Disinfecting Biohazard Cleanup, Hoarding Cleanup, and Janitorial Services. You can also find out more about our recurring house cleaning services. We look forward to working with you!


Call our move-in and move-out cleaning team in the Coachella Valley and let us provide you with a FREE quote!