Things To Do Before Moving Out Cleaning A Mutual Exchange

Move In/Move Out Cleaning

A Difference You Can See

Let’s face it, moving can be a pain! It becomes a nightmare when you move offices, given all the equipment and staff belongings that need to be transferred. It’s hard to know exactly how much dust and dirt have accumulated over the years – until you move the desk. Then you can see it!

we provide quality move in / move out cleaning services for commercial properties that make the moving process easy. We handle the dirty work so you can focus on what truly matters. Additionally, with our cutting-edge technology and advanced methods, we leave the space spotless, which can help you save time and money.

Benefits of Our Move In / Move Out Cleaning Include:

In-Depth Cleaning – Our team has the tools and knowledge to clean beyond the surface. From deep carpet cleaning to window washing, we make sure no detail is left unnoticed.

Whether you’re looking to leave your old property clean and presentable for new tenants or want a clean space in which to move in, we’ve got you covered. We help make your property look its best.

Time Saver – In the business world, they say time is money. We respect both with our services by providing quality services that are effective. Allow us to handle the dirty work and focus on what really matters – safely moving in or out of your building.

The Ultimate Professional Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

House cleaning is hard. Moving is stressful. So when you’re faced with the task of house cleaning for when you are moving out, it can be overwhelming – especially if a damage deposit is on the line. Between all the packing, planning and paperwork, it can be easy to move cleaning to the bottom of your list. To bring this essential task back into the fold, we’ve created an easy reference printable checklist (skip to download) to use for cleaning an empty house while moving.

What’s included in a move-out cleaning?

It’s important to know what needs to be cleaned for a move-out regardless of whether you are cleaning yourself or using the services of a professional move-out cleaning company.

A good reference point to start is your rental or purchase agreement. Realtors often require certain levels of cleanliness be met so if they aren’t specified, it’s best to ask so that you avoid having to re-clean areas or losing part of your deposit. Our professional move-out cleaning checklist is a great place to start.

Cleaning bedrooms for a move

The most efficient approach to cleaning is to work your way through tasks from top to bottom. This rule applies if you’re cleaning a single room or cleaning your entire home. If you are working with two storeys, work your way from the rooms on the second floor to the first, and work on every room from top to bottom.

Move-out cleaning for bathrooms

Cleaning a bathroom when it is empty is much easier than routine cleaning because you don’t have to work around linens or personal products. This means you can lay some old towels at the door and really wet and wash your entire bathroom.

Tips for moving out

Clean the property thoroughly before you move out or hire a professional cleaning company to do it for you. 


clean all cupboards (inside and out)

wash all countertops and surfaces

clean inside and outside of oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, defrost freezer (if supplied)

clean cooktop, grill and rangehood

clean sink and taps (including descaling)

clean windows, window sills/tracks, window and door frames and fly screens

sweep/vacuum and wash floors 


clean sink, toilet and bath (including taps)

clean tiles

remove any mould from walls/tiles and ceiling

wash shower curtain/clean shower doors or enclosure

clean all surface areas, shower rails and mirrors

sweep and wash all floors

Other rooms

dust and wash all surfaces

dust and wash door and window frames and window sills/tracks

clean mirrors

dust fans

wipe outside of air conditioning units, clean filters

clean out any cupboards or wardrobes

dust and clean skirting boards

vacuum and wash floors

Outdoor areas

mow grass, weed and trim edges

clean out any leaves or debris in the pool (check for any special conditions in the tenancy agreement)

sweep external areas

empty and wash out bins

remove any oil stains on driveway or in garage

remove cobwebs


remove all rubbish from property

get carpets cleaned and pest control conducted if specified in the agreement

After the property is cleaned

move all your possessions from the property

complete the Exit condition report (Form 14a) or the Exit condition report (Form 14b) for moveable dwellings/sites, in a systematic way (room by room) and use extra pages if needed.

ask for a copy of the Entry condition report or the Entry condition report for moveable dwellings/sites from the property owner/manager if you do not have one. It will be compared to the Exit condition report.

provide your forwarding address and include it on the Refund of rental bond.

Move Out Cleaning – Tips from Start to Finish!

So, you’re moving house or moving country; either way, you’re moving out! The excitement of moving into a new house is one that no homeowner forgets, nor is the bittersweet memory of saying goodbye to an old home. Nevertheless, it has to be done and moving out is no walk in the park. What can make it easier though, are these move out cleaning tips.

For homeowners that are giving up the lease or planning to put their house on the market, cleaning the place up thoroughly is important. Upon the owner’s lease agreement, you may have to return the house in a clean, sanitary condition. On the other hand, a spick and span house increases your chances of getting a potential buyer to make a purchase. So now that we’ve established the importance of move-out cleaning, let’s tell you how to go about it from start to finish.


If you’ve already begun to move boxes to the new place, that’s great because the lesser stuff you have in the house, the easier it is to clean. If you’re planning to load the moving truck with all your stuff on moving day itself, we’ve got some suggestions for you. Try to devote one room for storing packed boxes so that the empty rooms can be cleaned first. Even if it means you have to clean one room every day, it beats having to clean the entire house in one day.


When you start cleaning an empty room, target the ceiling first. If you don’t have a long-handled broom, tie an old tee-shirt over your mop and use it to remove cobwebs from ceiling corners and wipe the entire ceiling to remove dust.


Use the same contraption you made to dust your ceiling, for cleaning your walls. Start from the top and make your way downward as you wipe from side to side. If your paint finish/wallpaper permits, gently rub away stains using a clean, damp cloth. Even if there aren’t any obvious stains, using a damp cloth to wipe all the walls will give them more life and look cleaner.

Cleaning Tips When Moving Out of Your Rental Property

When you are moving out of your rental property one of the things that you will want to ensure is that you get your bond back. Your bond can be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and you’ll likely need this bond before renting your next property.

Talk to Your Landlord or Agent

The first thing you should do is talk to your landlord or agent. You should find out what they expect and what is required. What will make them happy? What will make them angry? It’s easier to make sure you’ve covered everything your landlord wants when cleaning before moving out if you have actually spoken to them. There’s no point doing more than you need to in order to get your bond back. By talking to your landlord you know what areas they will focus on, so you know where to focus your cleaning efforts.

Clean Kitchen Countertops, Sinks, Cabinets and Appliances

Cleaning the benches and appliances in the kitchen is super important. Yes, you have probably been a bit lax whilst you lived there but they need to look as good as new before you ask for your bond back. This includes wiping down the stove and cleaning the inside of your oven

Clean the Bathroom

Over time, bathrooms can build up a grime, soap scum, mineral deposits and mould. If it wasn’t there when you moved in then it needs to be gone when you move out. Wipe down the bath and shower. Wipe down the sink and taps. Clean the mirror. Clean the toilet bowl. Make sure you clean the bathroom thoroughly.

Clean the Floors

You need to clean all the floors. You may also need to steam clean your carpets. You need to scrub any tiles and you need to clean any floorboards as well. Make sure you do your best to remove any stains that may be there.