Move Out/In Clean
Moving isn’t easy
The last thing anyone wants to think about on top of the endless moving to-do list is getting the home cleaned.
The final house cleaning is a vital in-between step whenever a home transitions. Whether you’re a homeowner who just closed on a house, a renter moving out, or a landlord with a new tenant, the move-in / move-out cleaning is essential.
After a long day of moving boxes, signing paperwork, and coordinating everything it takes to switch residences leaving the cleaning details to the professionals at Cleaners of Carolina will feel like a breath of fresh air.
Let us take care of the move-in / move-out cleaning so you can focus on the BIG things.
Why Get a Move-Out Cleaning Instead of a Basic Home Cleaning?
The move-in/move-out cleaning service is the perfect home cleaning service for a transitioning home. This is because the move-in/move-out cleaning includes everything in the basic or standard cleaning service, with some handy additions that are especially important for empty homes.
The basic home cleaning includes cleaning the countertops, floors, bathrooms, kitchens, and other normal cleaning items. Having these areas cleaned is excellent for a typical currently occupied home.
Once the home is free of furniture, however, areas covered by things like drapes, couches, and beds in the past, like window blinds and baseboards, will have a lot of visible dust and debris from when they were covered.
This makes paying particular attention to these areas during a move-in/move-out cleaning critical to ensure the residence is ready for you or the next family.
Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning Includes:
The move-in/move-out cleaning pays special attention to areas of the home that need extra attention when a house is empty. Those extras include everything in the list below:
- Everything in standard home cleaning
- Inside / Outside ALL appliances
- Inside / Outside cabinets
- Dusting ceiling fans (as needed)
- Dusting windowsills
- Dusting blinds
- Cleaning the inside windows panes.
- Cleaning baseboards
- Sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming.
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/Code
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 TV!
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.