Move Out Cleaning Cost

How Much Does Move Out Cleaning Cost?

As a cleaning company we are prepared for this type of work in seasons as in May to August we work so much in “move out cleanings” Our company is located in Santa Barbara, CA a tourist place that is why we have many jobs of move out cleaning

We have a lot of experience in these types of jobs as well as in giving move out cleaning prices, so we can help you with your questions!

First of all you have to know that each company works differently, some charge for the whole cleaning project, “Flat Price” and others prefer to go hourly.

What is the difference?

They vary in how much per hour they charge, but in reality the price does not change much.
Example: If a company charges approximately 35 per hour, they will see how much time would be spent doing the bathroom, kitchen and rooms, take out those hours and multiply it by $ 35 and this is how they will give you an “exact price” but you will actually pay at 35 per hour..

That is what I mean when i say that there is not much difference between hours and “flat price or exact price” so I advise you to ask the cleaning companies what their average hourly rate is.

Move In / Move Out Cleaning Prices

To give you an average of How Much Does Move Out Cleaning Cost you, here are some examples below:

Under 600 Square Feet, Studio Size:

  • No Bedrooms – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $130 & $160 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 1 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $160 & $180 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 1 Bedroom – 1.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $170 & $190 this depending on how dirty it is.

Home Under 1000 Square Feet:

  • 1 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $180 & $205 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $202& $230 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 1.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $212 & $237 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom the cost can be between $232 & $257 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $227 & $252 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 1.5  Bathroom the cost can be between $237 & $262 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom the cost can be between $257 & $282 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 3  Bathroom the cost can be between $287 & $312 this depending on how dirty it is.

Home Under 1600 Square Feet:

  • 1 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $187 & $212 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 1 Bedroom – 1.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $197 & $222 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $212 & $237 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 1.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $222 & $247 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom the cost can be between $242 & $267 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $237 & $262 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 1.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $147 & $272 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom the cost can be between $167 & $292 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 3 Bathroom the cost can be between $297 & $322 this depending on how dirty it is.

Home Under 2400 Square Feet:

  • 1 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $198  & $223 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 1 Bedroom – 1.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $208 & $233 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $223& $248 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 1.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $233 & $258 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 2 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom the cost can be between $253 & $278 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $248 & $273 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 1.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $258 & $283 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 2 Bathroom the cost can be between $278 & $303 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 2.5 Bathroom the cost can be between $288 & $313 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 3 Bedroom – 3 Bathroom the cost can be between $308 & $333 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 4 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom the cost can be between $273 & $298 this depending on how dirty it is.
  • 4 Bedroom – 2  Bathroom the cost can be between $303 & $328 this depending on how dirty it is.

Keep in mind that these services mentioned below are counted as extras:

  • Inside Fridge.         $25 to $35
  • Inside Cabinets      $25.to $35
  • Inside Oven.           $25.to $35
  • Windows Cleaning. $25.to $35

These extras maybe you want to add only if you want to return your deposit to the maximum, here we explain better that you require for your landlord to return your deposit: move out cleaning checklist for tenant.

Get a more accurate price with our move out cleaning calculator

However, if you need additional services like:

  • Carpet Cleaning – Anywhere between $75 and $200 for a whole house; otherwise, $.25-.50 per sq. ft. is a good rule of thumb.
  • Furniture – Expect at least $50 and at most $100 to de-stain and de-stench a couch.
  • Windows – About $5 per window, $3 per screen. If they’re wall-size windows, or difficult to reach, expect prices to rise.
  • Polishing/Waxing – Floor waxing prices generally range from $.25-.50 per sq. ft. Sometimes companies have minimums for certain sized homes, making their prices less economical.

So, if your place, say a decently-sized apartment, is messed upthen you can expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $350

It is convenient to hire a company for this type of work?

For works of move out or move in cleaning it is advisable that you hire a professional company in your locality, since sometimes the landlords are usually very demanding with this type of cleaning, depending how clean you leave the place they will return the deposit or for at least you will not be charged extra.
Maybe you think about doing it yourself, but from our experience this type of work is very heavy and takes many hours and specials products in some circumstances.

Advantages of Cleaning Services For A Move Out Cleaning

Maybe you think about doing the cleaning after moving yourself as I mentioned before and it’s fine as long as it does not require a deep cleaning, because believe me that type of cleaning is usually very heavy and considering that you have to move all the furniture, call to the gas , water, electricity, internet to cancel services and other things that must be done when moving so that you have to clean up for your landlord to return your deposit or at least not charge more, if you have enough energy no problem go and do it but to make your life easier, we advise that cleaning professionals from your locality take charge.

On the other hand also your  landlord will clean your old place or hire a professional company. Then he or she will take the price of the cleaning out of your rental deposit.

The price for your landlord to clean your place will be higher than for you. Why? Because your landlord has no incentive to find cheap cleaning service — you’re the one paying the bill.

If you really want your money back contact the best house cleaning in Goleta, CA ( if you are near)

Also You can use our “house cleaning cost calculator” to give you a better idea of how much it will cost you to hire a cleaning service.

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