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I want to take care of the move cleaning on my own, without hiring a cleaning company. What do I need to know?
I want to take care of the move cleaning on my own, without hiring a cleaning company. What do I need to know?

The best moving tips from Flyttsmart.

Andreas Burman avatar
Written by Andreas Burman
Updated over a week ago

Do you plan to take care of the move cleaning yourself, without the help of a cleaning company? Here are our best tips.

First of all: It takes time to do a proper move cleaning. We recommend that you spread the work over a couple of days and that you buy a good amount of high quality cleaning products, so that you can work efficiently.

You need to buy this material before the move cleaning:

  • Eco-labeled cleaning products for different types of materials

  • Vacuum cleaner

  • Wet mop and bucket

  • Wash cloths

  • Window plaster and scraper

  • Plastic gloves

  • Dish brushes

  • Access to hot water and electricity.

These moments have to be done in a proper move cleaning:

All rooms

  • Clean windows

  • Clean window blinds (if applicable)

  • Vacuum and wet dry

    • floors

    • carpentry

    • moldings

    • doors

    • door frames

    • window sills

    • free surfaces

    • closet doors

    • cabinet doors

    • radiators

  • Dust dry:

    • walls and ceiling

    • electrical outlets

    • lamps

    • on top of and inside closets, cabinets, and bookshelves.

    • floor rails for sliding doors

    • exterior doors

  • Polish mirrors.

  • Remove ash from tiled stove and fireplace.


  • Clean:

    • fridge and freezer (interior, exterior, behind)

    • stove, oven and micro oven (interior, exterior, plates and grilles, behind)

    • fan and fan filter (not carbon filter)

    • cabinets, shelves and drawers (interior, exterior and on top of)

    • tiles above the sink

    • underneath cabinets

  • Dust dry:

    • dishwasher (interior and exterior)

    • cutlery boxes

    • moldings

    • trash bins

  • Defrost fridge and freezer

  • Empty the trash

  • Polish sink, faucets, plug and strainer.

  • Clear water traps.


  • Clean:

    • walls and floor

    • faucets and sink

    • toilet seat

    • floor drain (not the water trap)

    • shower and bathtub (incl removal of front and cleaning underneath.)

    • white goods (exterior and detergent container)

  • Dry dust cabinets (exterior and interior)

  • Polish faucets, visible pipes and shower nozzle.

  • Degreasing and descaling of walls and joints where possible.

  • Clear water traps.


  • Dry dust:

    • handrail, railing and slats in stairs

    • hat shelf

    • plug cabinets.

Changed your mind? Wish to hire a move cleaning company?

At you can choose between several quality assured service providers, with proven experience from move cleaning.

Do you have any other questions about move cleaning?

Please contact us at, 08-12 00 88 22 or use the chat function.

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