This post is sponsored by Clorox
If you’re moving you need this free move in move out cleaning printable to keep you organized! There is a lot to do when you move out of a house and a lot to disinfect when you move into a new home. Here’s what you need to get it all done, and how to make cleaning fun with kids.
We moved this year…yayyyy!!! Well amongst the excitement came a lot of work. We didn’t just move down the street or to the next city but rather 1,000 miles away (yes we are a bit crazy). I am a former teacher so amongst the chaos I wanted some things to be streamlined and as organized as possible so I created this move in move out cleaning printable that I can share with you too. There is A LOT to do when you leave a house and move into another. Not only do you want to leave the last house clean to get your deposit back if you’re renting, but you want your new home to be as NEW and clean as possible. You want it to be free from germs and stains the last family may have left behind. I’m here to give you my tips on how to do that (and make it kinda’ fun to get your kids involved), just in time for National Laundry Day. 😉
You’ve got to start somewhere right??
In my world nobody gets out of helping either….more hands means less time cleaning and more time exploring our new home and surroundings.
As a family of 5 there is a lot to clean and keep clean on a daily basis. When we moved into our new home I first headed to the sinks and bathrooms because well those tend to be the worst! Having a great cleaner with bleach inside is perfect because it’s all in one “shot” kinda’ cleaning. With a scrub brush, some gloves to keep my nails pretty, and Clorox® Clean-Up Cleaner + Clorox® Bleach to help me tackle my toughest stains and messes. I can clean tons of areas and not only does it clean but disinfects as well. 99.9% of bacteria and viruses gone…..no worries after that.
Who knows what is left (that you can’t see) when someone moves out of a house right….and quite frankly I don’t want to even think about it.
Let’s move on to the bathrooms and toilets shall we….and how I try to make cleaning fun to get the kids involved! With a squirt of Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach under and around the rim to coat the inside of the bowl, some scrubbing, and then allowing the mixture to sit for 5 minutes for sanitizing or 10 minutes for disinfecting, any lingering bacteria and germs are gone with one flush and now we can start fresh – no pun intended! Tubs really need to be cleaned and disinfected too, and Clorox® Bleach works great the first go around….makes them squeaky clean too!
With an easy sponge, wipe down the tub and faucets, I then create a solution of ½ cup of Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® into 1 gallon of water. I wipe down the areas with the solution and wait 5 minutes for disinfecting and rinse with warm water. Goodbye germs, mold & mildew! Clorox® Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach helps me clean the sink with an easy squirt, let it stand for 30 seconds and then wipe away. So easy!
I also love to get the kids involved, so I usually let them help with the dusting and unpacking and organizing things once I cleaned the area.
Mom isn’t on her own for house cleaning and organizing in my world. 😉
Here’s our move in move out cleaning checklist and how make cleaning fun for kids:
- Blast your favorite music and sing along as you scrub & dust
- Create your own sing along
- One person sings a line (from a song you know or make up)
- The next person sings the next
- Make it silly
- Put old / mismatched socks on your children’s feet and hands
- Dust shelves with socks on hands
- Get rid of cobwebs in corners with socks on feet
- Let them dust with a feather duster – just fun, period
- Provide incentives
- Monetary – create a list yourself with things that need to be done & how much they’ll earn for each one
- Treat – set a timer and everyone does chores until time is up, then take a break and go out for a treat
- Make a competition
- Give each child an area in the house to clean and all necessary items to do so
- Whoever does the best job (to your standards) first wins- you pick reward
To keep you organized I’ve created this Move In Move Out Cleaning checklist too. It’s just like the one you see above that you can print out for free and keep you on track. It’s also great to show the kids since they always love checking things off!
Here’s a black and white printer friendly Move In Move Out Cleaning List you can choose too, either way it should make cleaning your house when you move a bit easier so you don’t forget a thing and either get your deposit back and/or make your new home feel new again!
With everyone pitching in while moving in and moving out, you can clean and kill germs in your new home in no time at all……then enjoy it!
How do you make cleaning fun??