Cleaning an apartment before you move in or out can be overwhelming. Just the process of moving is stressful. You need a system. A complete and organized checklist helps ease this process. At Kirei Cleaning we have developed a checklist that matches our experienced service. If you’re moving out, you don’t want the landlord to ding your deposit money. If you’re moving in, it is always best to make sure you are starting fresh. Kirei can also help you by doing the dirty job, check out our move in & out services

How a Checklist Can Help You

Kirei is used to this process, so we can help you go about it with a systematic approach. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. We find that breaking it down into rooms is a good place to start. Each room has special requirements. Kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and your other living areas, all have their list requiring attention. 

You may want to take all of this on yourself, or you may want to hire a service. A move-out cleaning is easy to neglect. That’s one reason people clean a place before moving in. Cleaning services like Kirei are the experts and have this task down cold. Either way, you’re going to want a list. If you hire a cleaning service, you’ll want to share that list with them. Fortunately, by downloading Kirei’s list, you can be sure that we’re both on the same page.

A checklist is about more than what you’re cleaning, it is also about what you are cleaning with. So, you may want to create an additional checklist of cleaning supplies. Having a list of cleaning supplies prepares you for the variety of chores you are facing. .

 

Move In-Out Checklist by Rooms 

  • Top, front, and inside of cabinets
  • Inside, top under and outside of fridge
  • Clean all counter tops and shelves
  • Inside, outside and under oven/stove
  • Baseboards dusted and/or wiped clean
  • Sink and backsplash scrubbed and polished (pay attn to corners and stains)
  • Black marks on walls & baseboards removed
  • Dust any window treatments– blinds, etc.
  • Trash emptied
  •  Set aside any items left behind to take with you
  •  Light/power switches wiped
  •  Windowsills and tracks cleaned
  •  Doorknobs, frames, and doors wiped
  •  Floor vacuumed and washed (attn to corners/edges)
  •  All stainless steel and chrome to be polished
  • Ceiling fan dusted and cobwebs removed
  • Clean inside of closets (wipe down all shelves and walls removing marks)
  • Mirrors cleaned and polished
  • Baseboards dusted/wiped
  • Dust any window treatments– blinds etc.
  • Light switch wiped
  • Floor vacuumed and washed (attn to corners/edges)
  • Windowsills and tracks cleaned
  • Doorknobs, door frames, and doors wiped
  • Sink cleaned and polished (attn to around drain)
  • Bathtub, shower walls, tracks and glass doors scrubbed until smooth, polished and dried (attn to drain)
  • Toilet cleaned and sanitized
  • Top, front, and inside of cabinets
  • Counters and shelves dusted/ wiped
  • Baseboards dusted/ wiped
  • Light switch wiped
  • Floor vacuumed and washed (attn to corners)
  • All chrome in shower, sink and towel racks dried and polished
  • Wash walls and wipe away any water marks or scuff marks and wipe off light fixtures
  • Mirror cleaned and polished
  • All surfaces dusted
  • Windowsills and tracks cleaned
  • Doorknobs, frames, and doors wiped
  • Trash emptied
  • Ceiling fan dusted and cobwebs removed
  • Black marks on walls & baseboards removed
  • Clean out any built-in cupboards and closets
  • Windowsills and tracks cleaned
  • Trash emptied
  • Doorknobs, frames, and doors wiped
  • Mirror cleaned and polished
  • Floor vacuumed and washed (attn to corners)
  • Laundry machines wiped down and around
  • Baseboards dusted/wiped
  • All surfaces dusted– check for cobwebs
  • Set aside any items left behind to take with you
  • Dust any window treatments– blinds, etc.

Are You in Need of a Move in-out Cleaning Service in Vancouver?

It is always better to treat any living space as if it was your property and not just a rental. Maintaining a clean living space is in everyone’s best interest. It will be less cost and time when the time comes to move. But however big the job, Kirei takes care of everything on your list so you can focus on your move, whether it’s moving in or moving out. Kirei helps give you a fresh start.

Download our helpful checklist PDF, it’ll help you get through it. Whether you’re sharing it with your landlord, organizing yourself for the tasks, or working with a service like Kirei, it can take some of the stress out of your next move.