Anyone who has ever relocated understands how stressful and chaotic the process can be. You must plan ahead of time for your move to ensure that it goes as smoothly as possible. Clean your house before moving is a time-consuming but necessary relocation component, so don’t delay.

Logistically, the optimum time to clean your house is after you’ve deconstructed and packed the furniture you’re moving. However, you can also engage a removal firm to assist you, as some organizations provide Pre-Move Cleaning services as an add-on service.

We always recommend cleaning room by room at Moving Champs to ensure no stone is left unturned. To assist you in pre-move cleaning before a house relocation, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite cleaning tips and tactics.

Pre-Move Cleaning Guide: How To Clean Your House Before Moving

Get Your Cleaning Supplies Together

To guarantee that your property is left dazzling, you’ll need various cleaning supplies before you begin. So whether you’re trying to sell the house or impress your landlord, the first step is to gather the necessary tools.

Here are the cleaning items you’ll need:

  • Spray for cleaning several surfaces
  • Cleaner for windows
  • Duster made of feathers
  • Removes limescale
  • Cloths for cleaning (we always recommend microfibre cloths)
  • Brushes
  • Furniture Refinishing
  • A bucket and a clean mop
  •  A vacuum cleaner

When It Comes To Moving Out, How Clean Should A House Be?

You should clean the property to the level that you would find acceptable if you move in before moving.

When looking up how to clean your house, you’ll often come across the word ‘deep clean,’ but it’s not always apparent what this implies. When it comes to moving, it entails leaving the property in immaculate condition for the following tenants.

Cleaning is necessary, especially when moving out, although it is a nuisance. The secret to deep cleaning your house is to start early, break it down room by room, and allow enough time to complete the task.

How To Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Before cleaning your kitchen, you should empty it of all food. Additionally, please note that a professional moving company will not transport perishables or a fridge/freezer that needs to be defrosted or is in the process of defrosting. Therefore, make sure to complete this task a few days prior to the scheduled moving date.

When it comes to relocating extensive kitchen equipment, you should plan ahead of time. You’ll have a proper conception of where to start if you use our free moving house checklist. To avoid any delays in moving and make the procedure smoother, make sure you clean before moving day.

Here’s how you should get started on your cleaning in the kitchen:

  • To reduce food waste in your kitchen, empty your shelves and cupboards as much as possible.
  • After emptying the fridge, please thoroughly and deeply clean it, and remember to move it to get to those hard-to-reach places and areas. You can use a microfiber cloth and hot, soapy water to get the job done.
  • Pack any kitchen equipment, cutlery, or dishes into clearly labelled boxes. To get every section or part of the room, clean the areas where they were previously placed.
  • Wipe out cupboards with a dry microfibre cloth to remove crumbs before lightly spraying with a multisurface and a damp microfibre. If there are any stains or food residue left for quite a long time, you may need to use some elbow grease.

Cleaning Your Living Room

Living rooms are among the most frequently utilized spaces of any home. The filth accumulated over time, particularly in upholstery and carpet, will astound you. Wipe off everything in your living room as you pack it away to remove any dust or cobwebs. Once you’ve decluttered and packed everything, you’ll have freed the area enough for a comprehensive cleaning session.

Cleaning your living room can be done in a variety of ways, including:

  • Move all bookshelves and cupboards and clean them thoroughly with a moist towel. Before you start, make sure you have done a dry dusting.
  • Move your TV cabinet and wipe it clean all over.
  • Use a steam cleaner (made for carpets) to remove germs from your carpet, flooring, and upholstery, use a steam cleaner (made for carpets).
  • Wipe down the skirting boards and use a long-handled duster to dust those hard-to-reach areas.
  • Curtains and blinds collect a lot of dust and filth, so vacuum and dust them. From bottom to top, run a damp cloth along each portion of the blind.
  • Once you’ve finished, vacuum the room to gather any particles that may have fallen.

Keeping Your Furniture Clean

To pack your furniture for the move, make sure to clean and vacuum it thoroughly to remove any loose dirt or debris. Pay special attention to crevices and hard-to-reach areas.

For upholstered furniture, use dry-cleaning items, such as a fabric cleaner or lint roller, to remove odors or pet hair effectively. If you have dogs or small children, investing in a steam cleaner can be highly beneficial for tackling more tenacious stains and odors from your upholstered furniture and carpets.

Tips for cleaning furniture include:

  • Wipe down any wooden surfaces and furniture and inspect for scuffs and scratches.
  • We also advocate applying furniture polish to wooden furniture to give it a new lease on life.
  • It’s important to remember to move furniture so you can clean behind it.

Decluttering Making Use Of A Self-Storage Unit

When cleaning your home, you may find it difficult to manoeuvre around all of your furniture, preventing you from performing a complete cleaning. Before the relocation, renting a self-storage unit can help you empty the house, giving you ample space to access every room and clean every nook and cranny conveniently.

If you discover that you have an excess amount of furniture or goods that will make the relocation process more difficult or time-consuming, renting a self-storage facility may be the best option for organizing your home before the moving date.

This is an advantageous alternative if you’re downsizing to a smaller home that can’t accommodate your current belongings. When the stress and chaos of the moving process have passed, you will have a safe space.


To conclude, we can say that with some planning and preparation, cleaning the house before you move out won’t be too much effort. If you are looking to clean your house before moving with the help of some professional cleaners, you can book pre-move cleaning services from a trusted moving company. Consider contacting Moving Champs to clean your home professionally. With the right cleaning items and our expert guide to assist you, your house will be left spotless.

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