Cleaning Your Home Before A Move


You should clean your rental property if you are moving out. As a courtesy, sellers should clean their home before they move. Here are some cleaning chores you might consider:

  • Take out all nails and screws from walls.
  • Dust all surfaces, including ceiling fixtures and ledges.
  • Make sure to clean the windows
  • All doors and knobs must be cleaned
  • Clean the light switches and outlets
  • Vacuum the carpet (if it has stains, have it professionally cleaned).
  • Make sure to clean your bathrooms thoroughly
  • Make sure to clean everything in your kitchen, including the fridge
  • Vacuum, dust, sweep and mop any unfinished rooms

If your house or rental has an outside area, trim the grass and clean out the garage.


One of the most important things to do when you are preparing for a big move is cleaning out your new apartment or home. You’ll need to clean out your old home before you move into your new place. Also, you will want to make sure that your belongings are displayed in a neat and tidy new space.

It could make a difference for apartment dwellers whether they get their security deposit back. Homeowners will need a clean place to settle down in. These are some tips to ensure that your apartment or new home is clean before you start unpacking the boxes.

Clear the walls and high places

It is always easier to clean from top to bottom. This allows dust to fall to the ground and be wiped down last. You should start by wiping things above your head like the chandelier, ceiling fan or blinds. A pillowcase can make it easier to clean the blinds or the blades of the ceiling fan blades. After dust has settled, use a large mop pad with warm, soapy water to wipe the walls.

Are the floors still being used

After dust has been removed from ceilings and walls, it is time to shine your floors. You can clean vinyl, tile, and laminate floors with a steam mop. Use a hardwood cleaner to clean your floors. Then rent a steam mop for your carpets.

Infectious around the home

To ensure that germs are not spread to your family, disinfect all surfaces. This includes deadbolts and light switches, as well as all doorknobs. Next, look at the less obvious places, such as the thermostat, alarm pad, toilet handles, and fridge handles.

Bathroom & Kitchen

You’ll need to scrub the cabinets from the inside before you place your dishes or toiletries inside. To remove any stains, use baking soda and water mixed with water. To avoid any fire hazards in the future, clean the bathroom exhaust fan.

Then scrub the tub with a scrubbing paste using borax, kosher Salt, and baking soda. Use a damp sponge to clean it. You won’t feel as if you are in a public bathroom.

The most used appliances in the kitchen, such as the dishwasher and fridge, need to be cleaned thoroughly. You can run the dishwasher on hot water, with white vinegar on top and a cup baking soda at the bottom. Finally, wipe down the seal. After unplugging your fridge from the wall, everything must be removed.

For your safety and your family’s health, don’t stress about cleaning every corner of your new home. These areas will make your home feel brand new and comfortable for you family.

Katherine L. Branton

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