How Should You Clean Your New Place Before Moving In?

So, you’ve made the big decision to move. You’ve bought or rented a new place, packed your belongings, and mentally prepared yourself and your loved ones for the big moving day. Now all that’s left is to leave the old place and move into the new one.

But wait, does your new place needs to be cleaned before you can move in? Reputable move-in-house cleaning services in Dallas can get it done in no time, but what exactly is so special about move-in cleaning anyway? Should you also clean your old home before moving out?

We’ll answer some of these questions in this article and give you a few pointers that should go a long way toward making your entire moving experience that much easier. Read on to learn more about move-in cleaning.


You should make sure your new place is absolutely pristine before you bring your family and your belongings there. No matter how clean the place looks, you can never know for sure what harmful germs or parasites the previous residents may have left behind.

For all you know, they might’ve used toxic cleaning products that aren’t approved by trusted organizations such as ISSA. Taking the steps to ensure your new home is free of dangerous bacteria or allergens is a smart and responsible thing to do. After all, what’s more, important than protecting your, your family’s, and your pets’ health?

Also, cleaning before you move in saves you time and money later on. This is because it’s much, much easier to thoroughly clean a house or an apartment that has very little furniture in it.


Move-in cleaning gives you the opportunity to really get at the deep grime that would otherwise be impossible or hard to deal with. You can also use this opportunity to replace hygiene items such as toilet seats and old shower curtains.

An extensive move-in cleaning includes:

  • Bathroom cleaning that involves cleaning the exhaust fans, thoroughly scrubbing the bathtub/shower, the inside and outside of the medicine cabinet, cleaning or replacing the sink faucets, scrubbing all fixtures and surfaces, wiping the mirror, and vacuuming and mopping the floor.
  • Bedroom cleaning that consists of cleaning the windows, dusting all light fixtures and furniture, using a disinfectant spray on the bed (if one is already there), wiping the door and disinfecting the doorknob, and vacuuming and mopping the floor to remove any debris.
  • Kitchen cleaning that includes cleaning and disinfecting the fridge, wiping the stove and disinfecting the stove-top, wiping down all counters, drawers, and cabinets, scrubbing the faucets and the sink, and thoroughly mopping the floor.
  • The rest of the home shouldn’t be forgotten either. Dust every room, and wipe down any surface that still looks dirty and stained after dusting. Disinfect all regularly-used areas, especially doorknobs and light switches. Finally, vacuum the floors and mop them.


Does all of the above sound like a whole lot of hard, time-consuming work? Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Valet Maids works with Dallas’ premier cleaning experts who can make your move-in cleaning worries go away.

Not only will you and your loved ones be able to move into a pristine new home, but you’ll also get the gift of extra time and energy that you can use however you like. For example, you could relax at a pleasant cafe, or have a fun time at the park.

Book a cleaning today, or give us a call if you have any further questions. We’re eager to hear from you!

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