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      Our Northern Virginia Move Out Cleaning Checklist

      You have packed your belongings, hired the movers, completed the necessary paperwork and ready to move out. Is there anything missing?

      Performing a thorough cleaning before you move out is beneficial for everyone involved.

      However, many people don’t consider move-out cleaning because they’re overwhelmed with other things such as packing, loading, and preparing the new place.

      While you’re thinking about strategies to renovate your new home, move-out cleaning will be an opportunity for you to make a great last impression.

      You shouldn’t ignore cleaning your place on the day of moving, especially when you have a security deposit on the line.

      To make life easier, call a professional move-in move-out cleaning service company. If you want to do it yourself, here is a quick move-out cleaning checklist:

      Clean the kitchen

      It’s always a good idea to start with the kitchen. Cleaning is now easier since you have packed everything and there is nothing left except a few appliances, surfaces, drawers, and cabinets.

      To clean the drawers and cabinets, use your cleaning product of choice and wipe down surfaces with a sponge. The process will remove deep food stains.

      You can use any cleaning solution to sprinkle the surface of the stovetop and brush off any debris. Let the cleaning solution sit for a few minutes before cleaning with the sponge.

      The same process can be repeated to clean other objects such as the oven and sink.


      Switch off all the appliances before you clean them. If you’re moving out of an office or commercial building, make sure to clean all the appliances such as refrigerators and freezers.

      Spray the inside and outside of refrigerators with a solution. After that, use a dry towel to dry them. A pot of boiling water can be placed on the freezer’s floor to defrost it.

      Sink and other plumbing appliances

      You can use the same cleaning solution to clean almost everything from kitchen cabinets to sinks. You might need a stronger cleaning solution to clear the drainage line.

      However, cleaning a sink or a bathtub doesn’t require anything special.


      Cleaning a floor is easy when you don’t have to move heavy objects to access several hard-to-reach areas.

      Since you have packed your belongings, give the floor a quick sweep followed by a mop dipped in water or a floor cleaner.

      It might be hard to remove hard stains on the floor. Use recommended floor cleaning products to protect the environment.

      Living space

      The living space might include doors, windows, walls, and carpets.

      While cleaning doors and windows isn’t a tough job, cleaning dirty carpets requires proper equipment and skill. You can use a carpet cleaning product to remove stains from the carpet.

      When you clean windows and doors, make sure not to leave streaks. Spray the surfaces and gently wipe them with a smooth cloth.

      If you don’t have the time or equipment to perform a satisfactory move-out cleaning, call a team of professional cleaners and let them take care of the job.

      About Nordland Cleaning

      Nordland Cleaning is a reputable company that provides move-in move-out cleaning services in Northern Virginia.

      If you’re looking to hire a reliable cleaning company in Northern Virginia to clean your home to make it ready for yourself or someone else, call us to get a free quote!