Move-In Cleaning Services

Even though our Standard and Deep Cleaning Services will leave your home looking stunning, moving in always comes with different cleaning needs. This is where Guelph Maids can help you by offering you a complete Move-In Cleaning Service.

Why Hiring a Move-In Cleaning Service is a Good Idea

A moving process its a very particular time, and that’s why it’s customary for cleaning companies to create a moving cleaning service.

If you’re just moving in, it’s a good idea to hire a one time cleaning service that will remove some of the stress of the moving process, while making sure that everything is nice and clean before enjoying your new home.

With Guelph Maids you can say goodbye to scrubbing behind your fridge last minute while packing and organizing all your belongings. Moving in is an important moment and you should dedicate your full time and energy to making sure that the process goes out smoothly.

Guelph Maid cleaning a fridge during a Move-In Cleaning Service

Say goodbye to scrubbing your fridge inside out.

During a moving process you might have specific household chores that you want to make sure they get done. Remember that you can add more chores and additional services to your cleaning package during the booking process.

What is the Difference between the Move-In Cleaning Services and the Move-Out Cleaning Services?

Move-In and Move-Out Cleaning services are different types of professional cleaning services that can help you with your moving process. A Move-In Cleaning service is when you hire a cleaning company to clean your new home before you move in, and a Move-Out Cleaning service is when you hire a cleaning company to clean your old home after you move out. 


The main difference between these two services is the level of detail and thoroughness that they provide. A Move-In Cleaning service usually focuses on sanitizing and disinfecting your new home, making sure that it is safe and comfortable for you and your family. A Move-Out Cleaning service usually focuses on deep cleaning and removing any dirt, dust, grime, stains, and odors that you may have left behind, making sure that it is ready for the next occupants.


Both cleaning services can save you time and energy during your moving process. They can also help you avoid any potential disputes or deductions from your security deposit if you are renting a property. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose either one or both of these services to make your moving experience easier and more enjoyable.

Feel free to read the entire Move-In Cleaning checklist down below.

The Move-In Cleaning Process

Kitchen & Eating Area


  • Clean surfaces and countertops
  • Clean inside or range hood
  • Clean drip pans
  • Clean grease filter
  • Wipe out microwave
  • Clean door frames of fingerprints
  • Clean and disinfect sinks, shine chrome
  • Clean and shine appliances
  • Clean outside of cabinets
  • Clean light fixture and ceiling fans
  • Clean knick-knack areas
  • Hand wipe all kitchen furniture
  • Outside of cabinets cleaned
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Mop and vacuum floors
  • Scrub tile grouting
  • Treat mildew chemically
  • Clean and disinfect vanity and sink
  • Clean and disinfect bathtubs, tile walls, and showers
  • Give the shower door extra attention
  • Clean and disinfect the toilet
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Spot clean door and frames for fingerprints
  • Clean and shine mirrors and chrome fixtures
  • Wipe fronts of cabinets
  • Extra attention to floors
  • Individually clean knick-knacks
  • Remove the trash

Living & Sleeping Areas

  • Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Wipe window sills and ledges
  • Clean door frames of fingerprints
  • Vacuum carpet edges
  • Clean knick-knacks individually
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Vacuum areas under accessible furniture
  • Hand wipe furniture
  • Vacuum upholstery and furniture
  • Dust lampshade
  • Shine and clean mirrors
  • Dust heavy knick-knack areas
  • Dust louvered doors
  • Dust mini blinds
  • Dust intricate items
  • Dust picture frames
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Remove trash
Maid Guelph vacuuming carpet during a deep cleaning service

If your carpet floors haven’t been cleaned in a while, it’s time for deep cleaning.

If your carpet floors haven’t been cleaned in a while, it’s time for deep cleaning.


Whether you have a question or want to visit our Help & FAQ page, we are always happy to hear from you.

And if you only need an estimate, check our Booking page below where you will be able to add the Move-In customization to your cleaning package for stress-free moving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our move-in cleaning service is specifically designed to ensure a clean and fresh start in your new home. It includes a thorough cleaning of all living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and other spaces. We will dust and wipe down surfaces, clean mirrors and glass, vacuum and mop floors, sanitize bathroom fixtures, clean kitchen appliances, wipe down cabinets, and empty trash bins. We pay special attention to deep cleaning tasks such as removing any built-up grime, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, and ensuring a pristine condition for your move-in.

When hiring a cleaner, it is reasonable to ask them to perform tasks such as general cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, bathroom and kitchen cleaning, changing bed linens, and emptying trash bins. However, it’s important to communicate your specific cleaning requirements and expectations in advance to ensure they can accommodate them.

The main difference between a move-in cleaning and a move-out cleaning is their timing and purpose. A move-in cleaning is performed before you move into a new residence, focusing on preparing the space for your arrival by ensuring it is clean, sanitized, and welcoming. On the other hand, a move-out cleaning takes place when you are vacating a property, aiming to leave the space in a clean and presentable condition for the next occupants or the property owner. 

To prepare for the cleaning day, we recommend tidying up any clutter or personal items that may obstruct the cleaning process. This allows our cleaners to focus on deep cleaning tasks and ensures they can efficiently access all areas of your home. Additionally, it’s helpful to communicate any specific instructions or areas of concern to the cleaning team.

We strive for customer satisfaction, so after the cleaning service, we may follow up with our clients to ensure they are happy with the results. This can be done through a phone call, email, or a satisfaction survey. We welcome feedback and address any concerns or issues that may arise.