Just pretend you just moved into new place. Painting, having the utilities turned on and the cable installed were some of the things you did before you moved in. And, of course, you thought about moving house cleaning. But there were a few less obvious things we suggested that you hadn’t thought about…
Although moving etiquette means the previous owners should really have done a thorough moving out cleaning of the house, but the job is often not done up to scratch. If this is the case, wipe away all your new home’s mental and physical webs before you move your things in, as it will be harder to do a thorough clean once your belongings are in place. Here’s how:
Moving House Cleaning Strategies
Change your toilet seat and disinfect all toilet:
Call us squeamish but isn’t it time to start with a new seat? Replace your old throne with a new one and, while you’re at it, give the bathroom a good steam cleaning.
Change the locks:
Because you never know how many keys the old tenant shared.
Check for rodents and bugs and have the exterminator in:
Ewww, yes but where there are humans there are bugs and often rodents. Have the exterminator spray, check for bugs and plug any rodent holes. Open the windows so the place can air out before you move in. By steam cleaning, you can rest assured that your place remains free of mites, parasites and other allergens.
Clean before you move in:
Yes, you’re likely moving into a place that has been cleaned and cleaned again but do it once more; our hardworking professional cleaners will help you!
Clean and disinfect the fridge:
Assuming your home comes with a fridge, clean it out with a steam before you fill it up.
Clean Areas of Your New Home that You’re Unlikely to Clean Again
How many times have you washed your walls? When moving house, try focus on areas you know you are unlikely to tackle again soon. So, we strongly recommend steam cleaning:
- The walls
- Behind appliances
- Inside cupboards
- Along baseboards and moulding
- Vents and fans
- Garbage disposal units
- The basement and the attic