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What to Clean before Moving Facilities

Moving your company is stressful enough, and you want to leave it in tidy condition for the next renter or owner. It’s helpful to know what’s typically cleaned for moving so you can check each item off your list. Moving a company is stressful, and often cleaning the previous facility is not a high priority. There are plenty of companies that you can hire to handle your move-out cleaning and save you some stress and ensure your facility is spotless. If you’d like to handle cleaning on your own, then carefully follow the following list for each area.  

Break Room/Kitchen

If your facility has a break room or kitchen, you know that it gets a ton of traffic and plenty of messes. Kitchens have a lot of places to clean, and often they’re harder to make spotless. For particularly grimey kitchens, spray cleaning supplies on messes first (like the microwave) so you can maximize your time. Here’s a list of the other areas within a kitchen that need cleaning: 

  • Clean appliance interiors and exteriors (fridge, microwave, dishwasher)
  • Wipe down small appliances (microwave, toaster, coffee maker)
  • Dust and wipe countertops and cabinet, pantry shelves
  • Clean cabinet interiors and exteriors
  • Scrub sinks and backsplash 
  • Dust all surfaces 
  • Clean inside window sills and window tracks 
  • Dust and wipe baseboards
  • Wipe doorknobs, door frames, doors and light switches
  • Clean marks on walls and baseboards cleaned
  • Empty garbage 
  • Wash and vacuum floor

Common Areas

Common areas as well as hallways, stairs, and entryways get grouped into this category. Once you move furniture, you’ll notice spots that were missed by regular cleaning or covered by furniture. High traffic areas show their wear. In addition, make sure the following areas get cleaned: 

  • Dust all surfaces 
  • Clean mirrors 
  • Clean inside window sills and window tracks
  • Dust and wipe baseboards
  • Clean doorknobs, door frames, and doors 
  • Wipe light switches 
  • Remove marks on walls and baseboards
  • Vacuum and mop hard surface floors
  • Empty garbage 
  • Vacuum carpet and area rugs 
  • Clean closet fronts and insides; wipe down closet shelves

Offices and Cubicles

A general rule when cleaning is starting from the top and working your way to the bottom. This ensures that you’re cleaning efficiently. Here are the other bedroom areas that need to be cleaned: 

  • Dust all surfaces 
  • Clean closet exteriors and interiors
  • Remove marks on walls and baseboards 
  • Wipe down mirrors 
  • Clean interior window sills and window tracks
  • Wipe and dust baseboards
  • Wipe doorknobs, door frames, and doors 
  • Wipe light switches 
  • Empty garbage
  • Vacuum and mop hard surface floors 
  • Vacuum carpet and area rugs

Bathrooms

Like kitchens, bathrooms have plenty of areas to clean. If there are messier parts, apply cleaning products first to maximize your time. When bathrooms are empty you can get to work and clean everything without having to move items. Here are the areas to focus on: 

  • Clean and sanitize sinks and if your facility has them shower walls 
  • Clean and sanitize toilets both inside and out
  • Wipe down mirrors 
  • Clean cabinet interiors, and exteriors 
  • Wipe down countertops and shelves 
  • Dust all surfaces 
  • Clean inside window sills and window tracks
  • Wipe doorknobs, door frames, light switches, and doors 
  • Empty garbage 
  • Dust and wipe baseboards
  • Clean marks on walls and baseboards 
  • Vacuum and mop floors

Want Some Help? 

Contact JoncoWest if you’ve decided that you’d rather hire a professional to handle your company’s large-scale move-out cleaning. You can book in advance so you can cross this off the list. Remember that spring and summer are most popular for moving, so plan ahead!