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Cleaning Checklist Before Moving
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Cleaning Checklist Before Moving

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Checklist of things to do to prepare your home for its next inhabitants.

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  • Your Notes
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  • Everywhere (General)

  • 1
    Take all nails and screws out of the walls and ceiling and putty them smoothly.
  • 2
    Dust the ceiling fixtures.
  • 3
    Dust all ledges.
  • 4
    Clean the windows.
  • 5
    Clean the door knobs and doors.
  • 6
    Clean all light switches and outlets.
  • 7
    Clean the walls and baseboards.
  • 8
    Vacuum (get any stains out of the carpet, or get the carpet professionally cleaned)
  • 9
    Get rid of all cobwebs
  • 10
    Air conditioner - clean filters and air vents
  • 11
    Ceiling fans - dust and wipe, particularly top surface
  • 12
    Cupboards, chests, wardrobes - leave empty, dust and wash shelves and face panels
  • 13
    Floors - sweep and mop all non-carpeted floors
  • 14
    Furniture – vacuum and clean upholstery
  • 15
    Light fittings - dust, clean. Replace bulbs were necessary and accessible
  • 16
    Pest control – arrange professional if required by lease
  • 17
    Skirting boards - dust and wipe down after carpet cleaners have been through
  • 18
    Remove all marks/spots on the walls with light sponging.
  • 19
    Dust and wipe skirting boards, architraves and air vents clean
  • 20
    Dust and clean blinds and/or wash or dryclean curtains according to the fabric instructions
  • Kitchen

  • 21
    Clean cabinets, drawers and doors inside and out
  • 22
    Clean dishwasher thoroughly inside and out.
  • 23
    Remove and clean filters and cutlery basket. Leave door open after cleaning to prevent mould
  • 24
    Clean microwave inside and out
  • 25
    Clean and disinfect all countertops.
  • 26
    Clean oven inside, outside, and underneath. Remove shelving, drip pans and burners. Use steel wool, it is your friend.
  • 27
    Clean refrigerator inside, outside, and underneath
  • 28
    Remove all shelves and clean separately if necessary.
  • 29
    Scrub sink, faucet, and countertops
  • Everywhere (General)

  • 1
    Take all nails and screws out of the walls and ceiling and putty them smoothly.
  • 2
    Dust the ceiling fixtures.
  • 3
    Dust all ledges.
  • 4
    Clean the windows.
  • 5
    Clean the door knobs and doors.
  • 6
    Clean all light switches and outlets.
  • 7
    Clean the walls and baseboards.
  • 8
    Vacuum (get any stains out of the carpet, or get the carpet professionally cleaned)
  • 9
    Get rid of all cobwebs
  • 10
    Air conditioner - clean filters and air vents
  • 11
    Ceiling fans - dust and wipe, particularly top surface
  • 12
    Cupboards, chests, wardrobes - leave empty, dust and wash shelves and face panels
  • 13
    Floors - sweep and mop all non-carpeted floors
  • 14
    Furniture – vacuum and clean upholstery
  • 15
    Light fittings - dust, clean. Replace bulbs were necessary and accessible
  • 16
    Pest control – arrange professional if required by lease
  • 17
    Skirting boards - dust and wipe down after carpet cleaners have been through
  • 18
    Remove all marks/spots on the walls with light sponging.
  • 19
    Dust and wipe skirting boards, architraves and air vents clean
  • 20
    Dust and clean blinds and/or wash or dryclean curtains according to the fabric instructions
  • Kitchen

  • 21
    Clean cabinets, drawers and doors inside and out
  • 22
    Clean dishwasher thoroughly inside and out.
  • 23
    Remove and clean filters and cutlery basket. Leave door open after cleaning to prevent mould
  • 24
    Clean microwave inside and out
  • 25
    Clean and disinfect all countertops.
  • 26
    Clean oven inside, outside, and underneath. Remove shelving, drip pans and burners. Use steel wool, it is your friend.
  • 27
    Clean refrigerator inside, outside, and underneath
  • 28
    Remove all shelves and clean separately if necessary.
  • 29
    Scrub sink, faucet, and countertops
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