Cleaning a Property When Moving Out

January 27th, 2023

Moving out is a huge thing, so make sure you leave the home as clean as when you first arrived. Here is a list of the cleaning jobs you should complete before handing over the keys. Don’t hesitate to book a professional cleaning company to do it instead of you!

Carpet and upholstery cleaning

Consider contacting a professional cleaning agency to deep clean the carpets or upholstered furnishings before you move out. This ensures cleaning any stains or odours are eliminated, as well as that the carpets and furnishings are in good shape for the future renters.

Clean the appliances

Cleaning appliances Included in this cleaning are the oven, dishwasher, and washing machine. This ensures that they will be in good operating order for the next occupants. If any of your appliances stop operating correctly, please notify your landlord or property management.

Cleaning the property’s exterior

If you have a yard, be sure to sweep up any debris. Also remove any personal objects. Remove any garbage, leaves, or branches that may have gathered during your rental period.

Cleaning the basement and garage

Make sure to carefully to clean the garage and basement (if the property has them, of course!). This involves getting rid of any personal objects, cleaning the floors and walls, and getting rid of any cobwebs or dust accumulation.

Cleaning light fixtures and fans

Clean and dust all light fittings, ceiling fans, and other fixtures. This will guarantee that the property is well-lit and that the air is well circulated.

Cleaning the vents

Consider hiring a professional to clean the air ducts before you leave the home. This ensures that the air in the building is clean and fresh for the following inhabitants.

Taking care of the gutters

Make certain that the gutters and downspouts are clean. This ensures that water flows correctly and prevents water damage. It can be risky, so you probably should contract a technician to do it.


If you painted any walls or rooms during your tenancy, try returning them to their original colour before leaving. This ensures that the property appears brand new for the future occupants.

And don’t forget to take pictures of the apartment before you leave, just in case there are any issues with the deposit with the landlord. Remember that the degree of cleaning required may vary depending on the conditions of your lease or rental agreement, so check with your landlord or property management before you leave.