Moving out cleaning tips

When leaving your old home for the new one, there will be some cleaning that you need to do. Sure, you can always pay someone to do it for you, but then again, you might be in a money deficit after the relocation expenses. The best thing to do for moving out cleaning is to create a checklist of things to do. It is easy to lose track of things and having a simple checklist will go a long way in preventing that. So, before your Westchester movers arrive, you will have everything in tip-top shape, if you but follow the checklist. You also don’t want to leave everything for the last day, some of the cleaning you can do well in advance. We will see to provide you with some of the items that will most likely find a place on your checklist. So, let’s start with:

Moving out cleaning – The checklist

Your checklist needs to be divided into sections. We recommend the following sections, but you can make your own, depending on your home. After all, no one knows your home better than you. Everything that we write here is guidelines, not absolutes.

Your checklist should have seven sections: everywhere, garage, outside, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room. Simple as that.

Create a checklist in advance!

Now, let’s go into a bit of detail of exactly what needs to be on the checklist itself. Let’s start with:

The bathroom

You will be placing items such as:

  • Getting soap residue off the tiles and shower or tub parts
  • Bleaching the grout
  • Cleaning out all the drawers
  • Sweeping the floor
  • Cleaning/replacing the toilet seat
  • Polishing the mirror

And so on. Again, depending on your bathroom, you might have more tasks that you need to do. These ones are usually universal for all the bathrooms but are definitely not exhaustive. If you can do some more reading, cleaning the bathroom fast and efficiently is a great one. It will really help you in the entire process. That is one section done, let’s move to another!


When it comes to the outside, you might be tempted to simply leave it as it is. And in most cases, admittedly, you will be just fine for doing so. However, it is not really a nice thing to leave the house in that state for someone else. If you really can’t be bothered, and live in Long Island, you can always ask your Long Island City moving company to find someone to clean that up for you. If your time is very valuable, this might very well be the best choice. In any case, you will most likely need to:

  • Do some grass cutting
  • Remove all the weeds
  • Make sure that all of your stuff is removed (from the ground or trees)
Cut some grass!

Moving out cleaning outside is perhaps the most open section of them all, there can be almost nothing to do and there can be a lot more to do. You will know best what you need to do and create your checklist accordingly. Also, make sure you know how to avoid moving day disasters, as some of these you can prevent in the cleaning process.

As with everything else in life, preparation is the key to cleaning when moving out. The more time you give yourself to prepare, the better off you will be.

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