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Jun 28 2016

Cleaning on Your Way Out

Packing up and moving out aren’t problems with Crown Moving. However, there’s still a bit of work that needs to happen before you can leave your old life behind. Cleaning your home before you leave can help increase buyer interest, and it will make life so much easier for the new owners.


Leave the necessary cleaning supplies out of the moving boxes. Most moving companies can’t pack them anyway due to safety laws. These include:

  • Rags, paper towels, wipes
  • Glass cleaner
  • Floor cleaner
  • Mop
  • Vacuum
  • Trash bags
  • Magic erasers
  • Shower cleaner
  • Duster
  • Step ladders

Here are our tips for how to best use these supplies. We recommend cleaning the house in the order these areas are listed. This will help minimize and clean up any damage from packing and moving.

Some ideas for leaving your old house clean as Crown Moving moves you to your new home

Outdoor areas

Sweep out old dirt, leaves, and grass from the decks. Power wash any stains away. Remove dead plants, old wood, and anything else that could distract from the image of the house.


In short, dust everything. Get rid of cobwebs hiding around the house. Dust the baseboards, window sills, shelves, light fixtures, blinds and windows, closets, alcove areas, stair rails, and anything else that could possible gather dust. Get behind appliances, cabinets, extra furniture, and other hard-to-reach areas.

General rooms

Remove staples and nails from the walls. Spot clean walls, cabinets, and shelves with a magic eraser. Wipe off baseboards. Clean the mirrors. Pull up any rugs for cleaning and packing. Wipe the windows, inside and out, and clean out the window tracks.

Some ideas for leaving your old house clean as Crown Moving moves you to your new home


This is where a lot of build-up can happen over the course of time. Clean inside and outside of any appliances, such as the microwave, dishwasher, and stove. Clean off the walls, especially the backsplash, with a magic eraser. Scrub the sink (or sinks) to get rid of any residue or odors. Wash out the trash can.


Deep clean the shower and tub using shower cleaner. Wipe the walls and scrub off any mold from the ceiling. Clean the toilet inside and out. Wipe down the counter. Clean out the light fixtures.


Clean the floors after the boxes have been moved out of the house. Vacuum the carpets and steam mop the harder floors. Sweep and mop the kitchen floors.

The final touches

Save the main level floors for very last since that’s where you and your family will still need to go. Take out the trash as you leave.

There are more helpful cleaning checklists and guides for the best cleaning tips as you get ready to leave your old life behind. Remember to let us at Crown Moving help you make this the best move of your life.

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