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Moving house cleaning guide

Jun 4, 2024 | Removals Leeds

Moving to a new house marks a significant transition in life, filled with excitement and anticipation. Amidst the chaos of packing boxes and coordinating logistics, one crucial aspect often overlooked is the cleaning process. Whether you’re moving out of your current home or preparing to settle into a new one, a thorough cleaning routine ensures a fresh start and peace of mind.

Moving Out Cleaning Checklist

Before bidding farewell to your current residence, it’s essential to leave it in pristine condition, honoring the next occupants and potentially ensuring the return of your security deposit. Here’s a comprehensive checklist for moving out cleaning:

General Cleaning

  • Vacuum all carpets and rugs thoroughly, paying attention to corners and edges.
  • Sweep and mop hard floors to remove dust and debris.
  • Wipe down surfaces including countertops, shelves, and tables with a suitable cleaner.
  • Clean windows and mirrors for a sparkling finish.

Kitchen

  • Clean inside and outside of all appliances, including the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
  • Wipe down cabinets and drawers, ensuring they are empty and free of crumbs or spills.
  • Disinfect sinks and faucets, removing any soap scum or limescale buildup.

Bathroom

  • Scrub tiles and grout to remove mold and mildew.
  • Clean and sanitise the bathtub, shower, toilet, and sink.
  • Replace shower curtains or liners if necessary.

Bedrooms and Living Areas

  • Dust and polish furniture, including tops, legs, and underneath if accessible.
  • Launder curtains and clean blinds.
  • Clean out closets and wardrobes, ensuring they are empty and free of dust.

Miscellaneous

  • Dispose of any remaining trash or unwanted items responsibly.
  • Check light fixtures and ceiling fans for dust and clean as needed.
  • Address any minor repairs or touch-ups, such as filling nail holes or repairing small damages.

Floors and Walls

  • Spot-clean walls to remove marks or scuffs; touch up paint if necessary.
  • Sweep or vacuum and mop all floors, ensuring no areas are overlooked.

Moving In Cleaning Checklist

Arriving at your new home with a clean slate enhances the excitement of settling in. Here’s how to ensure your new abode is welcoming and hygienic:

Deep Cleaning

  • Consider professional carpet cleaning before moving in furniture to refresh the space completely.
  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces, including baseboards, window sills, and light fixtures.
  • Clean and disinfect bathrooms thoroughly, paying attention to all fixtures and surfaces.

Kitchen Prep

  • Clean and sanitise all kitchen appliances, inside and out, including the refrigerator and stove.
  • Wipe down cabinets and drawers, ensuring they are free of dirt or residue.

Bedrooms and Living Areas

  • Vacuum and clean all floors, including corners and edges.
  • Dust and clean closets, shelves, and other storage spaces.
  • Install fresh liners in drawers and cabinets if needed.

Outdoor Spaces

  • Sweep porches, patios, and entryways.
  • Clean windows and doors, both inside and out, to welcome natural light.

Final Touches

  • Check for any lingering odours and address them with appropriate cleaning products or fresheners.
  • Ensure utilities such as electricity, water, and heating/cooling systems are functioning properly.

Conclusion

Moving house involves numerous tasks, and cleaning is a vital step to ensure a smooth transition into your new home or leaving your old one in good condition. By following these comprehensive cleaning checklists, you can reduce stress and create a clean, welcoming environment for your next chapter. Whether you choose to tackle it yourself or enlist professional help, a clean home sets the stage for a fresh start and memorable moments in your new abode.

If you’re planning your move now, feel free to contact us to discuss your house removal or get a quick online removal quote.

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