After spending the last few weeks preparing for this—calling service providers, and relatives, coordinating the movers, reserving storage, and who knows what else—you are undoubtedly fatigued. Your work is not yet done, though. You will be required to complete a specific amount of cleaning, regardless of whether you have recently sold your former house or have been renting.

You’re getting ready to move, and you want to leave your home in perfect shape. Whether you are doing the clean-up yourself or hiring a service, here’s a step-by-step checklist to make it a smooth and easy operation.

Dates and deadlines

With sales, it can come down to the wire. Establish when the new occupants will be moving in, and you can plan your packing, moving, and cleaning accordingly. If you’d like to use a professional pre and post-occupation cleaning service, get quotes—when you’ve chosen a provider, make your booking now.

Get rid of the junk

Packing is an excellent time to clear the clutter. Whether you do it before or while you’re packing, take this chance to get rid of old clothing, rickety appliances, books you won’t read again, and items you’ve never unpacked. Sell, donate, or let friends and family take items you can use.

Tip: Get branded trash cans for your kitchen and sort recyclables by substance. These gathered objects can be donated, or you can sell them for quick cash by recycling them. When moving or switching residences, it enables you to plan ahead and concentrate on cleaning your place.

Clear the space

Packing can cause temporary chaos, and it’s really difficult to clean up boxes and wrapping material. Get all of your belongings safely packaged and moved out to give you a clear and open space to clean. Clearing your space is essential as it shows you direction. 

Take it room by room

Start by dusting light fittings or fans; wipe down the walls and dust skirting boards, door lintels, and mantelpieces. Scrub toilets, basins, showers, and baths – and the same goes for floors. Don’t forget to clean appliances or fixtures, such as stoves and microwaves. If a fridge or freezer is part of the home and will be switched off for a time, clean it and remember to leave it open – this prevents mould or odour. Clean windows, and clean out cupboards and cabinets.

Don’t forget the garage or outside storage space

After you’ve packed up tools, gardening implements, and stored items, dust the shelves and sweep the area thoroughly. Make sure to remove any pesticides, motor oil, fertilisers, or chemicals. Get everyone involved and it will get done sooner than you think—soon, you’ll be unpacking in your new home!


Although you may not regularly wash your walls, you should nevertheless take into account all the dust, toothpaste, spills, and filth that have gathered over the years before you leave your house. Remove any staples or nails that you have inserted before filling the holes. A mix of water and dishwashing liquid that has been strengthened by the addition of vinegar, washing soda, and ammonia may be used to swiftly clean the walls.

Looking for a cleaning company to help you when you are getting ready to move? Contact us today for a quality team of cleaners. 

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