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Move Out Cleaning Checklist

Moving out can be a stressful time. This checklist will help guide you through the essential cleaning tasks to ensure you leave your old home spotless, and hopefully, secure your deposit.


Clean Appliances
Deep clean the oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and any other appliances, inside and out.
Wipe Down Cabinets
Empty and wipe down all cabinets and drawers.
Scrub Sink
Scrub the sink to remove any stains or residue.
Clean Countertops and Backsplash
Wipe down all countertops, backsplashes, and other surfaces.


Scrub Shower/Bathtub
Remove all soap scum and mildew from the shower or bathtub.
Clean Toilet
Thoroughly clean the toilet, including the bowl, tank, and outer surfaces.
Wipe Down Sink
Clean the sink and countertop, removing any residue or stains.
Clean Mirror
Wipe down the mirror to leave it streak-free.

General Living Areas and Bedrooms

Vacuum Carpets
Thoroughly vacuum all carpeted areas.
Sweep and Mop Floors
Sweep and mop any non-carpeted floors.
Clean Windows
Clean the inside of all windows and make sure window sills and tracks are dust-free.
Wipe Down Walls
Check for any scuff marks on the walls. Clean them gently with a warm, soapy water solution.
Clean Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
Dust and wipe down all light fixtures and ceiling fans.
Empty and Clean Closets
Make sure all closets are empty and their surfaces are clean and dust-free.

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