How to Clean Before Moving In

cleaning before moving in

Changing houses and moving to a new one can be an exciting moment. However, the process is not easy because you need to transform the new space into a home. Please do a thorough deep clean before moving in. The house management may have cleaned it, but a deep clean is essential to be comfortable in your space. One thing you must consider is cleaning the new house top to bottom.

You can hire a San Antonio cleaning service who will take over the cleaning for you and ensure your house is spotless before moving in. This is the only chance you will get to clean the new home without furniture getting in the way.  Here are a few tips to ensure all the areas are covered during the deep cleaning of your new house.


The bathroom is a great place to start during your deep clean. You can use different bathroom cleaning products available in the store to clean your bathroom. Ensure you wear gloves because some of these products can be harsh on your skin. Using vinyl gloves during deep cleaning of the bathroom is important to protect your skin from the harsh chemicals in cleaning products. They provide a barrier between your hands and the cleaning solutions, preventing skin irritation and potential harm.

You can also use vinegar and baking soda to clean the tub and the sink. This mixture can also dissolve soap scum, remove stains and make the tub and sink appear brighter.


Remove oven racks and use an oven cleaner to clean the oven thoroughly. Spray the oven cleaner and let it sit while you clean the racks with warm soapy water. After that, scrub the entire oven clean.

Next, clean the cabinets and wipe them down with a soft cloth, and don’t forget the top of the cabinets and handles. You can use bleach or a solution of vinegar to get countertops squeaky clean.

For the refrigerator, move it and clean behind it and under it. Then clean the inside, ensuring you wipe every corner, rack, and drawer. You can also use the solution of vinegar and baking soda to remove any stains and funny smells in the refrigerator. Don’t forget the outside of the fridge too.

Lastly, clean the sink and the floor with a disinfectant and ensure it is spotless.


Unless you plan to repaint the walls, ensure you also wash the walls of the entire house. If you have any stains, you can use soap or a mixture of water and vinegar. Ensure you clear cobwebs and dust before you start cleaning the walls. Remember to pay attention to corners and areas where dust and other debris may collect.


Cleaning the floors should be the last to do after everything else is clean. However, how you clean will depend on the type of floors, tiles, or wooden floors.

It’s a lot of work to deep clean on your own, considering you are also packing everything in the old house. To avoid being overwhelmed, you can hire professional cleaning services to help you do a thorough deep clean while you work on other things. For example, they will help eliminate the stains left by previous owners. They also have machines such as steam cleaners, which may help eliminate pet odor.

We hope you found this blog post on Tips For Deep Cleaning A New Home Before Moving In useful. Be sure to check out our post on 10 Reasons for Hiring Cleaning Professionals After a Move Out for more great tips!

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