Why Should I Clean My New Home Before Moving In?

When you move into a new place all you can think of is filling it up with your furniture to turn into a home. However, before you do this, you should give it a deep cleaning while it's still empty. Moving in general is exhausting, so if you have to, call up cleaning services to get your house spotless before it's time for you to move. And we know, when you have a whole checklist of things to do before moving, it might not seem like the biggest priority. But trust me, you'll be happy you took the time and effort. Here are a few tips on why and where you should clean your house.

The family who lived there before you probably didn't go room to room cleaning from top to bottom before they left. And yes, your landlord may have gone in and done some cleaning up, but really when it comes to yourself and your family a little extra is never a bad thing. A deep clean will remove any chance of you finding anything unclean that was left behind. A thorough one-time deep clean is all you need to make sure your home is in the most pristine condition for it. 

Rooms and Hallways

When you hire a cleaning crew they will do deep cleanings in bedrooms that usually consist of window sills, ledges, mirrors, ceilings,walls and floors. Cobwebs and any fingerprints will be completely removed. Switches and door handles will be washed and scrubbed till they sparkle. Fans and light fixtures will also need to be cleaned to remove any dust so they are bright. If wallpaper is being used then a little extra care will be required. They can be wiped down with the wet cloth to remove any dust without damaging the quality of the material. So take note and if you don't want to hire a cleaning crew, hit it yourself!


With an empty house, it is much easier to get the floors and corners clean. With no furiture to work around you can hit every nook and cranny. If you have carpets, these have a lot of dirt, dust or bacteria and will require a super deep cleaning. If you don't want to hire a professional you can rent a carpet cleaner from your local store. Floors should be cleaned last so that you are not walking all over them while cleaning the rest of the home. A cleaning crew usually has all the equipment needed to deep clean the floors and remove even the toughest of marks and stains. They would also know how to clean specific flooring with the care required like wood or tile.


Bathrooms are icky and hold on to lots of bacteria. So it will need to be sanitized completely from the tiles to the sanitary fixtures like the bathtub, showers, sinks, bidets, toilets, countertops etc. All of these fixtures are put to use multiple times a day so it's extremely important that everything is completely washed and wiped before you use it.


In order to make sure your kitchen is spotless there should be a full sanitization of the sinks, countertops, backsplash, inside the oven or cupboards. This will remove any grime or leftover food particles. The amount of cleaning required will depend on your house and the state of the equipment used. Kitchens are one of the most important places to be cleaned because any leftover food particles can attract pests. If your home comes with a used fridge make sure every nook and corner is looked at and cleaned especially the back as a lot of dust can build up.

Ready to move in!

Now that your house looks brand new, you can finally move your stuff in. The results of a deep clean will make you feel so good about moving into your new place. While you can always do the deep clean yourself, a full cleaning team will be more thorough and efficient. This will also make your transition into a clean home smooth and easy.

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