Moving into a new home is exciting, but there are a few chores you should address before you start to unpack. Here are five things you need cleaned before moving into a new home.
#1: Ceiling Fans and Lighting Fixtures
One of the most overlooked areas of a home is the ceiling fans and light fixtures. If you have vaulted ceilings or an intricate chandelier, this task might be exceptionally challenging — which means previous tenants may have avoided the task. In most cases, you’ll find tons of dust, a few cobwebs, and a need for a good wipe-down.
#2: Interiors of Kitchen Appliances
Another area that needs cleaning before your move in is the interiors of all kitchen appliances. Even with regularly scheduled professional cleaning, it can be difficult to keep up with maintaining the inside of ovens, refrigerators, and microwaves. Be sure to also check vent hood filters for built-up grease deposits.
#3: Bathtubs and Toilets
The bathroom is without a doubt one of the most personal spaces of a home. Keep things sanitary before you move in by thoroughly cleaning all bathtubs and toilets. This also means disinfecting jetted tubs according to manufacturer directions.
#4: Laundry Room
A commonly overlooked area during move-in cleaning is the laundry room. Sanitize the washing machine with special cleaner tabs designed for the job and double check the lint trap for excess debris. One leading cause of household fires is excess lint build-up, so now is a good time to ensure safety.
#5: Walls, Baseboards, and Crown Molding
Another area that needs a little TLC is your walls, baseboards, and crown molding. While stark white trim looks beautiful, it has the potential to harbor tons of dust, dander, and even dead bugs. Plus, many previous homeowners forget the importance of washing walls on a semi-regular basis. Getting these areas clean before you move in helps make your new home sparkle and promotes a sanitary living environment.
Of course, you don’t have to tackle these jobs alone. Hiring a professional cleaning team to do a thorough move-in cleaning is an excellent way to save time and effort. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.