Tips to Get Your New Home Clean Before You Move In + a Printable Checklist!Wednesday, June 29, 2016
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Moving Day is not something I ever look forward to. The amount of work to do when you move house can be staggering; Switching or turing on utilities, phone, cable, internet, and mail, cleaning out both the new home and the old, and then there's the actual moving and unpacking. Sheesh!
Since we just put our house on the market and hope to be moving back home soon, I wanted to share some tips for getting your new home sparkling clean before you move in. These tips can also be used to clean out a rental to make sure you get your deposit back. To make it super-simple, I've created a handy printable checklist so you can take it with you and check off your tasks as you complete them!
You can get all of your favorite P&G products online at Walmart for less. Moving is expensive, so it's a great way to save money and time.
And to help you get your new home spotless, I've created this guide to get it all done in no time. Having moved so many times in my life, I've found that getting everything cleaned up first is so much easier than having to do it later when your house is filled. I would start by moving in all appliances, then get it cleaned up before moving everything else in.
New Home Cleaning Guide
- Spray disinfectant
- Carpet Steam Cleaner
- Touch-up Paint
- Unstopables™ Air Refresher (An instant burst of freshness that last for up to 6 hours)
- All-purpose cleaner
- Bounty® Select-a- Size Paper Towels (more absorbent so you can use less with each mess)
- Broom and Dustpan
- Swiffer® WetJet Mop (an all-in-one mopping system)
- Toilet Cleaner
- Toilet Brush
- Bath & Shower Cleaner
- All-purpose Scrub Brush
- Charmin® Ultra Strong Toilet Paper (allows you to use up to 4X less!)
- Hand Soap
- Tide® PODS® Laundry Detergent (a 3-in-1 laundry solution: detergent, stain remover, & brightener)
- Dryer sheets
- Wipe out all drawers and cabinets.
- Wipe down towel racks, light fixtures, and soap dishes.
- Disinfect and clean all knobs, countertop, sink, bathtub, and shower.
- Thoroughly clean toilet and replace the toilet seat if necessary.
- Clean mirrors and any shiny surfaces with glass cleaner.
- Sweep and mop floor.
- Stock with toilet paper and hand soap.
- Dust all ledges and light fixtures.
- Disinfect and scrub the countertops, sink, faucet, stovetop, and inside the refrigerator.
- Wipe down all cabinets and drawers.
- Pull refrigerator and stove away from the wall and clean behind and underneath.
- Scrub out the inside of the oven.
- Sweep and mop floor.
- Take any curtains down and wash them.
- Putty and paint over any nail holes in the walls, if necessary.
- Dust ceiling corners, light fixtures, ceiling fans, vents, blinds, window ledges, baseboards, and the tops of doors to remove cobwebs and dust.
- Clean windows and any shiny surfaces with glass cleaner.
- Disinfect door knobs, light switches, stair bannister, and any other frequently touched surfaces.
- Replace any burnt out lightbulbs.
- Make sure smoke detectors are working.
- Replace furnace filter and make a note of the date. Replace every three months.
- Vacuum and steam clean carpets, if necessary.
- Re-hang curtains.
- Freshen all rooms with air refresher.
Are you moving soon? What are you most looking forward to? Do you clean before or after moving in? I love to read your comments!