Move-In Cleaning Checklists
Moving can be a lot of hard work. There is the packing of your belongings, transporting them to your new location, and unpacking everything. In addition to that you need to be able to forward your mail, set up service with providers at your new home, and then there is the cleaning that needs to be done. You need to do the move out cleaning at your old place and the move-in cleaning at your new place. That is a lot of work that needs to be done and is generally done in the span of a few days or weeks. This is why many people actually hire a maid service to help them with the cleaning of the place they are moving into or out of or both.
You need to make sure that you have everything organized before you start your move-in cleaning. You will need to inspect each room before you move in and get a list together of all the things that need to be cleaned. Generally you will want to start with the house that you are moving into and then clean the place that you are moving out of. It is easier to clean an empty apartment, house, or condo than try to do it as you are unpacking your belongings.
Where you start should not matter but keep in mind that when you are cleaning you will need to go through rooms continuously and might want to consider cleaning those areas last. This will help to reduce the amount of cleaning that you need to do be re going over those areas. Each room will have its own list of items that need to be taken care of and you will want to make sure that you are checking off each item on that list as you are cleaning.
In any room that you are cleaning you will want to make sure that you are starting at the top and working your way down to prevent cleaning the same areas over and over again.
- Overhead Fans
- Light Fixtures
- Closet Interior
You will want to make sure that you clean out any vents that are in the room. For those that have vents on the ceiling you will want to clean those out when you are cleaning the ceiling. For those that have vents that are on the floor you will want to clean those out when you are cleaning the floor. The door to the bedrooms should be the last thing you clean as you are leaving the rooms. You will want to make sure that you are cleaning the light switches and doors really well as these are places that germs like to hide. You will also want to wash any blinds or curtains that might come with your new place.
Playroom, Living room, and Extra Rooms
- Overhead Fans
- Light Fixtures
Same basic concept as the bedrooms you will want to start at the top and work your way down. You will want to try to start at the far end of your home and work your way toward the front door. You will also want to shut the door of the rooms that you clean if you are able to.
The kitchen requires a little more work as there are generally so many nooks and crannies that need to be cleaned. For those that have appliances that are provided in their new place you will want to clean those as well. You would start at the top of your appliances and clean the outside of these appliances then clean the inside of the appliances.
- Exhaust Fan (if you have one)
Like the kitchen there are a number of extra areas that you will need to clean in this room. There is a large amount of work that goes into even the smallest places. This is why many people in the hustle and bustle of moving hire a move-in cleaning service. This will allow you to focus on moving and not worry about the condition of your new home.
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