Cleaning Checklist Before Moving

Cleaning Checklist Before Moving

When it’s time to move, it’s also time to clean. Not only should you clean the place you’re leaving, but you should also clean your new home. Moving into a new and clean home is a great feeling.

How to Clean a New Home

Here is a cleaning checklist to follow before moving out of your apartment:

General Cleaning:

  1. Dust all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and baseboards.
  2. Wipe down the walls and remove any scuff marks.
  3. Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  4. Clean windows, window sills, and blinds.
  5. Vacuum or sweep and mop all floors.


  1. Clean and disinfect all countertops and backsplash.
  2. Clean the inside and outside of cabinets and drawers.
  3. Clean the oven, stovetop, and range hood.
  4. Clean the refrigerator and freezer, both inside and outside.
  5. Clean the microwave, inside and out.
  6. Clean the sink and faucets.
  7. Remove any food debris from the garbage disposal.
  8. Sweep and mop the kitchen floor.


  1. Clean and disinfect the toilet, including the seat and base.
  2. Clean the bathtub, shower, and tiles.
  3. Clean the bathroom sink and faucets.
  4. Clean the mirror and any other glass surfaces.
  5. Wipe down cabinets and drawers.
  6. Empty and clean the medicine cabinet.
  7. Sweep and mop the bathroom floor.

Bedrooms and Living Areas:

  1. Vacuum or sweep and mop the floors.
  2. Dust and clean all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and entertainment centers.
  3. Clean any mirrors or glass surfaces.
  4. Spot clean any stains on upholstery or carpets.
  5. Remove any nails or hooks from walls and patch up any holes.
  6. Clean any ceiling fans or light fixtures.
  7. Clean any window treatments, such as curtains or blinds.


  1. Sweep or vacuum the floors.
  2. Wipe down any surfaces, such as tables or shelves.
  3. Clean any mirrors or glass surfaces.
  4. Clean any light fixtures.

Outdoor Areas (if applicable):

  1. Sweep or hose down balconies, patios, or porches.
  2. Remove any debris or trash.
  3. Clean any outdoor furniture.

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