the ultimate move in cleaning checklist
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Alejandra Zelaya


Start enjoying a new and perfect home!

So you just got a new home? Congratulations! Now it’s time to clean it to leave it perfect for your arrival. But where do you start? What should you clean first? Moving into a new house is always an exciting experience! But before you start enjoying your new home, you’ll need to give it some hard work.

Make sure to get all the dirt from old residents out and start fresh before you move in. You’ll never be able to do it properly once you start living there, so take this chance now!

Our staff at Fresh Home Cleaning created this move in cleaning checklist that will help you get your new house clean and ready for habitation. Happy cleaning!

move in cleaning checklist: a guide
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First things first: Make a plan

You may be asking yourself: Where should I start? There’s so much to do! But don’t panic, we’re here to help. The first step is to create a good plan to make the job more efficient. It is recommended that you start from top to bottom, from ceilings to floors.

It is important to know that this is a unique opportunity to do a really deep cleaning that covers every inch of your new home.

Start with the bathroom

Since this is probably the hardest part to clean and the one that most needs to be spotless for your arrival, starting with the bathroom is a great idea. It’s been used during the move-out and you’ll want to use it while you’re still moving in, so the bathroom should be first when you clean your new house.

If there are any stains on the sinks or toilets then mix together equal parts of baking soda and vinegar for an effective stain removal treatment that won’t damage surfaces like harsh chemicals would!

Tile grout is one of the most stubborn stains, but with a few tips from our experts, you will get rid of it. To start off, apply baking soda to any areas where there are existing stains on your floor or wall then add in some white vinegar for extra cleaning power- let this sit until it’s ready to scrub up all residue using a toothbrush.

What about the kitchen?

At Fresh Home Cleaning we like to start with the fridge. It is constantly being used, and you’ll probably get hungry halfway through the move. Pay attention not only to the interior of your fridge but also to the exterior and the back of it. Then, from top to bottom continue with the rest of your kitchen.

After cleaning the ceilings, you may want to start with the sink and cabinets. Scrub it with a good cleaning product until it’s brand new. For your new kitchen cabinets, use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe them down inside and out. Don’t forget about countertops!

the ultimate move in cleaning checklist

Common spaces and bedrooms

In this brief “Move in cleaning checklist”, last but not least, the following sectors that you should pay attention to when you clean your new house are the bedrooms and the living room. This sector of your house is really easy and quick to clean. Start using a duster on walls and ceilings, and make sure you don’t forget about ceiling fans.

the ultimate move in cleaning checklist
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This is your chance to get a professional floor cleaning done without all the hassle. You don’t have time for moving furniture around, so let someone else do it while you sit back and enjoy their results! Carpets especially will hide tons of dirt that cannot be seen by simply walking on them – having an extended deep clean from start to finish really pays off in this case.

It’s finally time to move in!

Home sweet home! All you need now is a few decorating items and your new life will be complete. You’ll never want to leave this place again, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to clean it the right way by hiring a Move-In Deep Cleaning Services to help with those heavy cleaning tasks that are too much work to do alone.

the ultimate move in cleaning checklist
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What is a move-in cleaning checklist?

A move-in cleaning checklist is a list of tasks that need to be completed when moving into a new house to ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned and ready for occupancy.

Why is it important to have a move-in cleaning checklist?

It is important to have a move-in cleaning checklist because it ensures that all areas of the house are cleaned properly and nothing is missed. This helps to create a healthy and hygienic living environment for the new occupants.

What are some tasks included in a move-in cleaning checklist?

Tasks included in a move-in cleaning checklist may include cleaning the floors, walls, windows, and fixtures, disinfecting surfaces, cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, and removing any debris or trash left behind.

Can a professional cleaning company assist with a move-in cleaning checklist?

Yes, a professional cleaning company, such as Fresh Home Cleaning, can assist with a move-in cleaning checklist. They have the expertise, equipment, and cleaning solutions necessary to ensure that the house is thoroughly cleaned and ready for occupancy.

How can I contact Fresh Home Cleaning to schedule a move-in cleaning?

To schedule a move-in cleaning with Fresh Home Cleaning, you can contact call us at +1 (301) 979- 7554. You can also visit our website at for more information about our services.

If you don’t have time to do a thorough cleaning before moving in, or if the thought of cleaning your new place stresses you out, hire Fresh Home Cleaning. We offer move-in cleaning services that will take care of everything for you so that you can relax and focus on settling into your new home.

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