Clean These Home Spaces BEFORE Move-In

One of the most exciting things about moving into a new place is the opportunity to start fresh and make it your own. But before you start decorating and settling in, it’s important to ensure that your new home is clean and ready for move-in. We're sharing some cleaning tips you should know before moving into your new home and making it your own.

Why Deep Clean Before Moving In?

If you are moving into a new home or apartment, someone else lived there before you. Even if it's brand new, there might still be some construction debris left over. Either way, it's important to give the place a deep clean before you move in.

Cleaning your new home out before you settle in is crucial for kicking out any germs, bacteria, and allergens the last folks might have left behind. According to the National Sanitation Foundation, starting with a clean slate can actually boost your immune system, especially if you have allergies and other inflammation triggers. A clean home is less likely to gather dust, mold, and other germs, making it a healthier environment for you and your family. Plus, it can help keep you and your loved ones from getting sick.

Even if the folks before you did a bit of cleaning, there are always those nooks and crannies that need some extra TLC. And, with all the moving in, unpacking, and setting up your space, dust and dirt can build up fast. So, taking the time to really clean thoroughly before you move in means you can start fresh and dodge any health risks or unpleasant surprises.

Where to Start?

The first step in your pre-move-in clean-up is to make a plan and figure out which tasks you need to tackle first. Going room by room can keep you from feeling too swamped and make sure you don't miss any key spots. Here are some of the first places to start.

Refresh the Bathrooms

Bathrooms are critical to clean for health and comfort. Scrub the toilets, showers, bathtubs, and sinks to remove any buildup and leave them sparkling. Check the ventilation system to ensure it's clean and functioning well to prevent mold growth.

Clean the Kitchen Thoroughly

The kitchen is the heart of the home but can also be a breeding ground for bacteria if not cleaned properly. Deep clean the refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Wipe down all surfaces, including the inside of cabinets and drawers, to remove any residue or food particles left behind. If possible, move your appliances so that you can reach those hidden spots that often collect dirt and grime.

Sanitize Surfaces

High-touch areas like countertops, doorknobs, light switches, and cabinet handles become germ hotspots over time. Use a disinfectant cleaner on these surfaces to eliminate germs and create a healthier living environment. Don't forget about bathroom fixtures, kitchen appliances, and any built-in furniture.

Wash Windows and Treatments

Natural light can transform a space, making it feel brighter and more inviting. Clean windows inside and out to maximize light and view. Don’t overlook window treatments — blinds often accumulate dust and need attention too.

Air Ducts and Vents

Ensuring the air you breathe is clean starts with the ductwork. Consider having your air ducts cleaned to remove dust, pet dander, and other pollutants. Clean vents and replace filters to improve air quality and the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.

Deep Clean Flooring

Flooring takes a beating and can trap dirt, dust, and allergens. Whether it’s carpets, hardwood, or tile, giving them a good clean is key. Think about getting a pro steam cleaner for carpets to tackle deep dirt and really address hidden allergens. Hardwood floors do great with a gentle mop, and tile floors might just need a good grout clean to make them sparkle.

Dust and Vacuum All Living Spaces

Before you start bringing in your belongings, thoroughly dust and vacuum all living spaces. Don't forget to clean the walls, ceiling fans, blinds, and baseboards as well. This will help eliminate any allergens or dust buildup that may have accumulated over time.

Pro tip: Check our ultimate cleaning guide for our top tips on keeping your new home clean all year long.

The Flexibility of Moving with Go Mini's

Go Mini's makes moving a breeze with our flexible portable storage options. Load up your things on your schedule and take all the time you need to make your new house feel just right. If your move-in cleaning takes longer than anticipated, or if you discover the need for renovations upon arrival, there's no pressure to rush the process. Our units can be placed at your home until you're ready to unpack, so there's no need to worry about strict move-out dates or rushing to complete your cleaning and setup.

We focus on ensuring your moving experience is smooth and stress-free. With Go Mini's, you can take your time and make sure your new home is clean, comfortable, and exactly the way you want it, all while keeping your belongings secure and within reach.

Deep Clean Your New Home with Go Mini's

Starting fresh in a new home is super exciting, and it all kicks off with a good, deep clean before moving in. This way, you're making sure you're stepping into a healthy, welcoming space for you and your loved ones. Plus, with Go Mini's flexible storage and moving solutions, there's no rush. Take your time to turn that new house into a cozy home. After all, a clean slate is the best way to enjoy your fresh start.

If you're gearing up for a move or need a bit more time to perfect your new space, Go Mini's has got your back. Get an instant quote today to see how our flexible, secure storage solutions can ease your move. Happy moving and happy cleaning!

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