Moving in or Moving Out: Making Sure Your Home is Clean and Ready!

It’s spring, the time of year when many people in the DC Metro area are buying and selling their homes. Moving can be stressful, but it can also be exciting! Before you get settled in your new home, or move out of your old one– it’s essential to make sure your home is clean for you or the next people who are moving in and who will be making their own memories in your home.

If you’re moving out of a home, you owe it to the next owners to leave the place immaculately cleaned. This is especially important if you’re leaving an apartment and want your deposit back. If you’re moving into a new home, it’s never a bad idea to get a professional deep cleaning to ensure there’s no dirt or grime left over from the previous owners or renters. We can help. Keep reading for an in-depth guide on what needs to be taken care of, and how we can help!

1. Remove Clutter, Trash, and Debris

Hopefully, when you move into a new home, there won’t be anything left inside it. However, this won’t always be the case.

You might have to spend time disposing of the previous owner’s left-behind junk, garbage, or possessions. Then, we can come and deep clean your home!

2. Wipe Down All Surfaces

When you move in or out, we’ll go room by room, wiping down every surface of the home. This includes walls, ceilings, shelves, doorknobs, closets, ceiling fans, window sills, doorframes, and more.

3. Clean and Sanitize the Bathrooms

Now it’s time to focus on the bathrooms. Remember, these rooms are high-traffic areas that are vulnerable to more bacteria and germs. As such, sanitizing the surfaces in these rooms is essential. This will be part of our deep cleaning!

4. Clean and Sanitize the Kitchen

The kitchen might be the most difficult and time-consuming room to adequately clean. However, this also depends on how much upkeep you’ve done (if you’re leaving the home). If you’re moving into a new home, you won’t have any control over how clean the previous owners left the kitchen.

However, because this is where you will be preparing food, eating, and drinking, you must take extra precautions to ensure its cleanliness and sanitation. That’s why a deep clean by professionals is essential for the kitchen.

5. Deep Clean the Floors

Now that most of the “heavy-lifting” is done, it’s time to focus on the floors.  Carpeted floors are especially vulnerable to excess dirt, dust, hair, pet dander, allergens, dust mites, stains, and odors. We will vacuum the carpet, making multiple passes over each area.

For hard-surface floors, we will make sure any remains of dirt, debris, etc. are gone, and then deep clean them so they shine.

6. Furniture, Curtains, and Other Hard-to-Reach Areas

Last on the list is all of the tough-to-reach and inconvenient chores. First, if there are still furniture and curtains in the home, those will need to be cleaned.

Finally, we will walk through the house to verify everything is cleaned to perfection.

Moving In or Out of a Home? Need Help With Your House Cleaning?

Few people actually enjoy cleaning. However, before moving into a new home or moving out of your old home, it’s essential to do the job right. If you don’t have the house cleaning supplies, time, ability, or desire to clean your house, you’ve got options.

We can clean your house for you. Contact us today to get a free quote for deep cleaning if you need help with your house cleaning checklist.

Contact STW Cleaning Today

At STW Cleaning, we’ll get your home or office clean and sparkling! We’ll take the hard work out of cleaning your home and office to give you time to get important things done! Contact us today!