Tips On Cleaning A House Before Moving In Or Out

Tips On Cleaning A House Before Moving In Or Out

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Changing homes and relocating may be an exciting experience. However, the process may be challenging since you must convert the new space into your home. But cleaning after moving out and doing a deep cleaning before moving in will help you get established in your new home – and your new routine – much faster.

Before moving in, this is your only opportunity to clean the new house without furniture getting in the way. Alternatively, if you are too busy dealing with the move, you can always hire a cleaning company in Indianapolis to help you. Here are some tips for cleaning a house before moving in or out.

Before Moving Out

Like you, the tenants who will be moving into your old property want to move into a clean residence. Nobody likes to show up to someone else’s filth! Whether you rent or own your house, thorough cleaning before leaving would be appreciated. Here’s where to begin:

Start as soon as you start packing. You wouldn’t start packing your house the night before you move, so why begin cleaning the night before? As you start to organize areas in your home, tidy them as well. You’ll have completed most of the tricky areas by the time move-out day arrives.

Begin with one area at a time and avoid overworking yourself. Concentrating on a specific area may ensure that it is spotless before moving on to the next.

Clean the house – Your house may appear clean, but it has gathered months and years of culinary aromas, pet odors (if you have pets), and other odors that you no longer detect. Open the windows and let in fresh air while you’re cleaning.

Cleaning after moving out but before handing in the keys is also a brilliant idea. Each room will be vacant, allowing you to give everything a thorough scrubbing and ensuring that you leave the house the same way you found it or even better.

Before Moving In

Even though your new house looked new and clean when you first saw it, it’s always a good idea to deep clean it before your stuff arrives. Instead of attempting to clean around boxes and furniture, you’ll be able to give every area a thorough cleaning without anything getting in the way. Do one room at a time to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

The kitchen – Dust and clean any surfaces. Deep clean the oven. Ensure to scrub any grill grates as well as the extractor fan filters. If you haven’t previously, defrost the refrigerator and freezer and clean the shelves. Allow the floors to dry after mopping them.

Living and dining rooms – If there are carpets, steam clean or vacuum them, and clean any drapes that previous owners may have left behind.

Bedrooms – Vacuum the carpets, dust, and wipe down surfaces, including windowsills, built-in shelves, closets, and storage units.

Bathrooms – Mop and dry the floors before bleaching the toilet and bathtub. If the grout between the tiles appears filthy, clean it—clean surfaces using an antibacterial cleanser.

Remember, you don’t have to do the deep cleaning yourself. You can always hire professionals.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).