Move in Cleaning- What to clean before unpacking
We all agree that move in to a new place is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. You have so many things to plan and so many things to pack that you can easily forget about other details, like cleaning. We want to give you a guideline about move in cleaning, those spots that you should clean first before unpacking.
It is possible that before you move in the landlord sent a move in cleaning service to leave your place spotless. If the place is not up to your standards we recommend you to hire a professional cleaning service. Companies that offer this services have a lot of experience dealing with this cleaning scenario, so it would be faster and easier for you to start fresh on your new place.
Now let’s focus on the scenario where your new place was cleaned before you move in. You don’t want to clean it from top to bottom again, so just focus on this key spots to complete your move in cleaning and start unpacking all your boxes. Keep in mind thie quick tip, in case you need to clean a big space; always start cleaning from top to bottom and back to front.
Kitchen Cabinets: Before unpacking your kitchenware make sure to deep clean inside the cabinets. Wipe them down and scrub away anything suspicious with baking soda and water.
Appliances: Your microwave, dishwasher, oven and fridge need a good cleaning too. You can start disinfecting your microwave and then proceed to work on the fridge. Deep clean the interior of the fridge, remove all the shelves you can, and wipe them down
Disinfect the bathtub: First rinse with clean water and wipe your bathtub. If there are mild stains you can sprinkle the tub with baking soda and spray water, let it sit for 15 minutes, scrub and then just wipe and rinse. You can finally use a disinfectant to finish cleaning your bathtub.
Closets: Closets are areas that can get overlooked so make sure to dust out the corners and shelves. Doing this before you unpack will make it easier and it will give you a clean space to put your clothes and personal items.
Baseboards: Clean your baseboards with a dust broom or a vacuum. Then use an all-purpose cleaner and leave it for 10 or so minutes and clean it with damp rag or sponge.
Finally don’t forget to get a quick disinfecting cleaning to the surfaces that are touched on a regular basis, like countertops, dials, locks, knobs, light switches, etc. As you can see performing your own move in cleaning shouldn’t an endless task. You are now ready to start unpacking and decorating your place to make it your own.