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Cleaning Checklist Before Moving into a New House

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 25 October 2017 06:27

There are many details that you need to accomplish when moving from house A to house B. To give you a fresh new start, one of the most important things on your list should be cleaning.

Clean all rooms before moving in

Before moving your things into individual rooms, make sure they are clean first. It is easier to clean an empty room than when you have moved all the furniture and boxes in.

When moving into a house that has not been occupied for a while, make sure to remove all cobwebs, clean windows, ceiling fixtures, and walls. Remember to remove nail, screws and hanging anchors that you will not be using from the ceiling.

Clean out the bathrooms

Clear out all medicine cabinets and drawers. If there are any liners that the previous occupants have installed, remove them before using. Toilets, sinks, countertops, and mirrors should be cleaned and disinfected.

Soap scum and grout must be removed before moving in. Most of the time, exhaust fans, and light fixtures are overlooked. Make sure that they are in good shape.

Don't start with a messy kitchen

Clean every appliance and furniture that came with the kitchen. Using a microfiber cloth and mop, wipe down countertops and the kitchen floors. When cleaning kitchen appliances, pull them away and wipe down the wall behind as well as the floor beneath it. This is your chance to completely clean surfaces because it will be a lot more difficult once the rest of your things are in.

Tidy up the living room

Dust all ceiling fans and light fixtures using microfiber dusters so you can start with a clean and fresh atmosphere. Clean the fireplace and make sure the vents and furnace filters are taken cared of. If your new living room comes with a carpet, the time prior to moving in is a good chance to vacuum and remove all stains.

Don't forget the outside

The outside is the first thing that guests will notice about your new home. To make a good first impression,  don't neglect the outside when cleaning. Cut grass and pull weeds to have the appearance of a well-manicured lawn. Clear pathways by sweeping all walkways and stairs. Remove anything that is unnecessary and recycle those that you can still make use of.

Get some organizers

Make moving in easier by getting some organizers. You may be moving into a house with closets designed to have a simple pole and shelf so get creative in creating additional storage.

Organizers don't only apply to closets. Place extra shelves and storage or attach a coat hook where necessary to help you organize. Having a designated place for everything will help you make moving day more fun and less stressful.

You can use some professional help

While some homeowners will leave the house as clean as possible for you, there are others who just won't. If your time is tight but your budget still has some breathing room, hire a service to do the cleaning. If you are keen on microfiber cleaning and other special cleaning agents, ask your professional cleaners for its availability prior to hiring. If you already have these cleaning products, leave it for them to use.

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