Moving Cleaning Checklist

There are so many things to think about when you move. You need to choose a moving company, decide when to move, determine whether or not you want them to pack your belongings, decide on storage, and then go through all the work of organizing and packing up your home (as well as changing your address). There is one thing that people often forget during all this hustle and bustle: cleaning. Cleaning your home before the new owners or tenants arrive is important, and it will ensure you get everything you need to out of your house. As experienced Littleton movers, we have years of experience in the moving industry, and have created a moving cleaning checklist to help simplify the moving process.

A Few Tips to Get Started

Before we go straight into the checklist itself, there is something you should know: there are certain products and items that movers will not move from your home.  These include hazardous materials (such as cleaning solutions bleach, pool chemicals, fireworks, nail polish remover, matches, paint paint thinner, weapons, ammunition, car batteries, etc. Additionally, perishable items such as food, plants, animals, etc., are not moved by moving companies. Cleaning your home thoroughly will ensure that you use up those cleaning solutions and dispose of hazardous materials before the moving company arrives.

Moving Cleaning Checklist

For the purposes of this checklist, we’re going to look at each room on its own. Tackle each room, and before you know it, you’ll be finished with the checklist and all your cleaning.


Clean Sinks

Clean Cabinets and Drawers Inside and Out

Clean Cabinets and Drawers Inside and Out

Clean Blinds and Windows

Spot Clean the Walls

Clean Countertops and Backsplash

Clean Interior and Exterior of Appliances

Sweep and Mop the Floor

General Cleaning Throughout House:

Remove Cobwebs from Corners

Clean all Windows

Dust all Light Fixtures

Remove/Pack all Rugs


Dust Baseboards/Windowsills


Clean Interior and Exterior of Cabinets

Clean Toilet

Clean Tub/Shower

Clean Sinks

Spot Clean Walls and Door

Wipe Down Countertops

Clean Blinds and Windows

Sweep and Mop Floors

Discard all Unused Personal Products

Bedrooms/Other Living Areas:

Dust all Surfaces (including Baseboards)

Clean Light Fixtures

Clean Windows and Mirrors

Spot Clean the Walls and Doors

Dust Closet Interiors

Vacuum all Floors

Call Affordable Moving & Storage for a Simplified Move

Moving can be a tough process; there are many things consider. Let Affordable Moving & Storage handle the technical aspects of your move, such as packing, moving, and storage, so that you can take care of the personal things, such as moving your pets, helping your children settle in, and unpacking in your new home. We have years of experience, and will put it to work for you so that you experience a simplified move!