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Cleaning Your Home Before a Move

When it's time to move, it's also time to clean. Not only should you clean the place you're leaving, but you should also clean your new home. Moving into a new and clean home is a great feeling. Here are some of the things you should consider when it comes to cleaning the home you're leaving and your new home.

What to Clean Before You Move Out

If you're moving out of a rental, you want to clean the necessary areas to ensure you get your deposit back, or at least most of it. Those moving from a home they have sold should also clean as a courtesy to the new owners. A few cleaning tasks you should consider include:

  • Remove all screws and nails from the walls and putty the hole.

  • Dust everything including ledges and ceiling fixtures

  • Clean the windows

  • Clean all doors and door knobs

  • Clean the outlets and light switches

  • Vacuum (if the carpet has stains have it professionally cleaned)

  • Thoroughly clean the bathrooms

  • Clean everything in the kitchen including the refrigerator

  • Dust, sweep, mop and vacuum any empty rooms

If you do have an outside as a part of your rental or house, cut the grass and sweep out the garage.


What to Clean Before You Move In

If you have the time, you should clean your new home or apartment before moving in. This will make it fresh, new and very clean for your move in day. Those without the time can hire a professional cleaning company to handle the tasks.

Some of the cleaning tasks you should consider before you move in include:

  • Clean the kitchen thoroughly including the fridge, stove, counters and cabinets

  • Thoroughly clean all bathrooms including the sinks, tubs and showers

  • Vacuum and dust in any empty rooms

  • Mop or sweep any floors

  • Sweep out the garage

By cleaning before you move in, it will make moving day less stressful and your new home will feel fresh.

If you're planning a residential move, cleaning before you move out and move in will make a difference. Hiring a moving company to handling the packing, moving and unpacking can help free you up to handle the cleaning.

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