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Hiring Move-In/Move-Out Cleaning Company

Move-in/move-out cleaning is one of those tasks you want to be done well since leaving an apartment spotless at move-out helps safeguard against losing your security deposit and ensures your new place will also be tidy when you arrive home.

In this article, we provide eight move-out cleaning service tips to ensure everything runs smoothly and meets even the strict standards set forth by discerning landlords.

Assess Your Lease

Review your lease carefully to identify any issues that increase the risk of losing your security deposit, such as minor repairs that can increase this possibility.

Six Stars Cleanness recommend tenants take pictures of any damage upon moving into their apartment and report it directly to their landlord in order to avoid being responsible for unforeseen charges that weren't their doing.

Before moving, be sure to schedule a walkthrough with your landlord so they can identify any areas they think require attention, enabling you to address issues directly without incurring additional fees unnecessarily.

Understand why move-out cleaning services are necessary

Your lease stipulates that when it's time for you to leave the rental unit, its condition should resemble what it was in when you moved in. Therefore, move-out cleaning services provide essential assistance in making this goal achievable.

Normal wear and tear is inevitable; a thorough cleaning helps eliminate the unpleasantries for new tenants while protecting yourself against an ex-landlord who might attempt to charge a cleaning and repair bill after failing to pass their move-out inspection.

Professional move-out cleaning services follow a thorough checklist to meet the expectations of landlords. They allow you to move into your new home worry free without having to clean out a tub - kind of like giving back!

What's included in Move in/Move out Cleaning Services?

Before hiring move-out cleaning services, ensure you fully comprehend what tasks will be expected by your landlord for cleaning during a move-out clean.

Typically this might include:


  • Bathtub and shower enclosure

  • Inside, out, and behind the toilet

  • Lights, mirrors, sink, countertops

  • Vacuum ceiling fan cover

  • Light switches, door knobs

  • Empty garbage bin

  • Vacuum and mop floors

  • Wipe baseboards

  • Wipe vanity inside and out


  • Dust counters, table tops, picture frames

  • Clean mirrors and polish ornaments

  • Wipe switches, door knobs

  • Vacuum and mop floors

  • Wipe baseboards

  • Wipe window ledges


  • Inside fridge and oven

  • Stovetop

  • Polish fridge front

  • Inside the microwave

  • Backsplash, countertops, cupboard fronts

  • Sink

  • Wipe light switches and door knobs

  • Vacuum and mop floors

  • Clean baseboards

  • Wipe window ledges

  • Clean inside cabinets

  • Wipe inside drawers

Living/dining room:

  • Clean mirrors and polish ornaments

  • Wipe switches and door knobs

  • Vacuum and mop floors

  • Wipe baseboards

  • Wipe window ledges

Laundry room:

  • Clear air vent

  • Clear lint trap

  • Wipe washer and dryer

  • Clean floors

Compare move out cleaning costs

Though you might prefer not to cover cleaning costs yourself, doing so will likely prove more cost-effective than receiving one from your landlord.

Compare and evaluate different move-out cleaning services before making your choice.

Make sure that when soliciting quotes for move-in/move-out cleaning services, that they specialize in this specialized form of deep cleaning that requires deeper attention than typical everyday services.

Arrange for move-out cleaning services early

The end of every month brings with it a surge in demand for moving services in the GTA, including movers, moving vans, and move-out cleaning services.

To avoid disappointment, it is a good idea to book cleaning services two to four weeks in advance so there will be one less thing for you to worry about.

Verify That Move-Out Cleaning Services Have Guarantees

Moving out is an important job that requires meeting specific standards set forth by your lease agreement, so make sure the move-out cleaning service you hire offers a guarantee; otherwise if they don't complete their duties to your satisfaction they'll return and fix whatever was missed out.

Move-out cleaning should be seen as a courtesy. After all, no one would want the home they move into to be filthy - nor would any prospective tenants in your old apartment.

Repaying your security deposit requires taking steps that ensure it remains undamaged, but it also feels good knowing you left the apartment as you found it when moving in.

Get A Move in/Move out Cleaning Quote Now!

Contact the Cleaning Experts at Six Stars Cleanness, we provide move-in/move-out cleaning services. For more information, call us today at +1 647-547-6427 or contact online!

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