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What is a Move-Out Cleaning?

As a tenant or homeowner, one crucial aspect of moving out is ensuring the property is left in a clean and tidy state, ready for the new occupant. The goal of a move-out cleaning is to prepare the home to be rented or sold.


If you are moving into a new home and it has not been properly deep cleaned, a move-in cleaning can also be performed in the same way to ensure that you are greeted to a fresh and clean environment.


Move-out cleaning is essential for tenants to get their deposit back, and often required as specified in the lease agreement.

At Savvy Cleaning Company we have a standard in depth checklist that we use for our move out cleaning process.

However here is an overview of what the checklist includes.

  • Remove cobwebs and dust all lateral surfaces, including windowsills, baseboards, and ceiling fans.

  • Clean & Sanitize all kitchen exterior surfaces.

  • Clean all appliances, including the refrigerator, stove/oven, and dishwasher interiors.

  • Wipe down cabinets and drawers inside and out.

  • Clean & Sanitize bathroom fixtures, including the toilet, sink, and shower/tub.

  • Mop all hard floors and vacuum all carpeted areas.

  • Dust blinds and clean interior windows.

Standard Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What services do you provide for move-out cleaning?

We offer comprehensive move-out cleaning services that include deep cleaning of all living spaces, sanitizing surfaces, window washing, and appliance cleaning, among other tailored services based on your needs.

  • Can I book your services on short notice for a move-out cleaning?

Yes, we do our best to accommodate last-minute requests for move-out cleanings. Please contact us as soon as possible to check our availability.

  • Do I need to be present during the move-out cleaning?

It's not necessary for you to be present during the cleaning. You can provide us with access to the property, and we'll take care of the cleaning. We can coordinate and communicate with you regarding any specific instructions or concerns.

  • Do you provide a guarantee for your move-out cleaning services?

Yes, we stand behind the quality of our services. If you're not satisfied with any aspect of the cleaning, please let us know within 24 hours, and we'll address and resolve any concerns promptly.

  • How long does a typical move-out cleaning take?

The duration of a move-out cleaning varies based on the size and condition of the property. On average, it can take 4 to 8 hours to complete a thorough cleaning, ensuring every area is cleaned to our high standards.

  • Do you bring your own cleaning supplies and equipment?

Yes, we come fully prepared with our own professional-grade cleaning supplies and equipment. You don't need to worry about providing anything for the cleaning process.

  • How far in advance should I schedule a move-out cleaning?

It's best to schedule the cleaning as soon as you know the move-out date to ensure availability. However, we can often accommodate bookings with a few days' notice, depending on our current schedule.

  • Do you require utilities (electricity & water) to be on for the move-out cleaning?

Yes, we do need essential utilities such as electricity and water to be active in order to perform the move-out cleaning effectively.

  • Should the home be entirely emptied of my personal items and furniture prior to the move-out cleaning?

Yes, it is preferred for the home to be completely empty of your items and belongings before the move-out cleaning to ensure a thorough and efficient cleaning process.

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