Move In / Move Out Services in East Lansing

Move In/Move Out Cleaning Services

When buying, selling, or managing a rental property, moving can be stressful. The professionals at Housekeeping Associates are here to help. Our move in/move out house cleaners in East Lansing are experts in deep cleaning, making sure your space is spotless and ready for the next step. With our team taking care of the deep cleaning, you can focus on your new beginning without extra worries.

Build Up & Hi/Lo Cleaning

Our move in/move out cleaners in East Lansing provide build-up and hi/lo cleaning, which means we clean both the high spots like ceilings and light fixtures, as well as the low spots like baseboards. This gets rid of all the dust, dirt, and grime that’s been building up over time. Sometimes your home needs more than just a regular clean to make it feel brand-new again. That’s why we focus on those often-missed areas to make everything shine like it did when it was new. Our move out cleaning services include:

The focus is on BUILD UP and HI/LO cleaning:

  • Open all cabinets, drawers, pantry to wipe clean
  • Wipe all counters/appliances including inside of microwave
  • Scrub sinks
  • Clean and disinfect all bathrooms (wipe out cabinets and drawers, special attention to buildup)
  • Wash ceiling fans and light fixtures in-place, by hand, (tulip light fixtures clean in place, light fixtures w/glass panels or bulbs over kitchen tables, light bar in bathrooms cleaned in place. Those that cannot be reached on a 2-step ladder by hand will be dusted with an extension duster.
  • Hand wash all baseboards
  • Wash all wood stained cabinets with Murphy® Oil Soap in kitchen and bathrooms (as well as throughout home if moldings are wood stained)
  • Wash all painted cabinets with all-purpose cleaner
  • Wash all doors and door frames (all-purpose cleaner unless wood stained—use Murphy Oil Soap)
  • Wash all light switches
  • Vacuum or dust air return vents
  • Vacuum tops of curtains and drapes (dust and remove cobwebs)
  • Vacuum dusty blinds  (unless a request for hand washing has been made)
  • Thoroughly sweep and mop all bare floors (especially where appliances have been)
  • Vacuum all carpeted areas including all closets
  • Vacuum all carpet crevices  (crevice along the edge where bugs, animal hair or carpet fibers build up)
  • Wash all moldings, trim, door frames and chair railings

We never climb higher than a 2-step ladder. Anything beyond that reach will be dusted with an extension duster for safety reasons.

Optional services:

Our move-in/move-out cleaners in East Lansing offer optional add-on cleaning services! You can make your cleaning even better by choosing from these upgrades, making your space feel fresh and new again:

  • Oven: Clean with oven cleaner or wipe out if self-cleaned the night before
  • Refrigerator: Wipe out shelves and drawers
  • Fireplace: Scoop out ashes

It is presumed that the home will be in order and somewhat picked up to facilitate heavy cleaning.


Looking for extra cleaning help with your move? Additional move-in and move-out house cleaning services by our East Lansing professional cleaners offer more options to make your space shine. These upgrades help clean those really tough spots, making your home feel brand-new. Remember, these special cleanings by our experts take more time and need to be scheduled in advance. The cost can change depending on the situation.

  • Chandelier cleaning
  • Clean inside cabinets (empty, wash, organize)
  • Clean inside kitchen/bath drawers (empty, wash, organize)
  • Clean inside refrigerator (wipe out shelves, drawers, and seal)
  • Dishwasher load and/or unload
  • Garage cleaning and removing cobwebs
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Inside freezer (must be defrosted)
  • Interior/exterior windows
  • Screen cleaning
  • Skylight cleaning
  • Sweep deck/porch
  • Vacuum window treatments
  • Wash patio furniture

The Fine Print:
• We cannot move furniture, but we will try to reach any visible places either by hand or with an extension duster. Cleaners are not allowed to step higher than a 2 step stepstool.
• Some homes have at least one chandelier or vaulted ceiling fan that we cannot reach by hand. We do offer chandelier cleaning as part of our window cleaning services.
• We cannot guarantee the results of mini-blind cleaning. Excessive build up may require an additional charge.
• Please allow for some dust resettlement after we leave; we try to limit the dust in the air but cannot prevent this entirely.
• Cleaning is by appointment only. If we are unable to gain access to the home or are turned away at the time of cleaning, there is a $50 service fee.
• We do not provide laundry services. 

Looking for move in/move out cleaning services in East Lansing? Reach out to Housekeeping Associates now! Let our East Lansing house cleaners handle the tough job of cleaning, giving you the freedom to personalize your new place or move on to a new one. Ask us for a free estimate today, and let our skilled team ensure your home is perfectly clean and welcoming.

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