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5 Cleaning Tasks to Do before Moving into a New House

family carrying boxes moving into a home

You’ve finally completed the lengthy process of locating a new residence, organizing your stuff, packing and cleaning your previous residence, and hiring a moving company. Making sure your new house is clean when you arrive may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s an important step in settling in!

It would be helpful to remember to perform a few things before moving into a new home, such as cleaning it thoroughly. Allow the cleaning professionals to take care of the move-in cleaning so you can focus on the more exciting aspects of the move. Knowing that the home has been thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom will make your new beginning feel fantastic.

Here’s a cleaning checklist to help you get started and other important items to remember before moving in and where to find a move-in and out cleaning in Phoenix. 

Double-Check the Location

Once you have the keys, go to your new apartment and inspect all the rooms. Double-check that everything agreed upon during the sale is still in place when you become the new homeowner. You should double-check that everything you expected is still present.

Replace the Locks

Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing how many duplicates of your house keys are floating around. To offer yourself peace of mind, hire a locksmith and get a new set of keys.

Give Your New Home a Thorough Cleaning

While your new space may have been cleaned before a sale, you’ll want to give it a thorough cleaning to ensure it meets your expectations. You never know what happened before you arrived!

If you need to save energy and time on the unpacking process and don’t want to deal with the deep cleaning yourself, hire a move-in and out cleaning service to handle it for you. At the very least, get a professional to clean your carpets and grout. It’s impossible to see what’s beneath those carpeted floors, especially if the previous owners had dogs.

Additionally, furniture may have shifted and squeezed wall to wall during the shifting procedure. A competent business can frequently stretch and clean carpets in one visit, leaving you with a fresh, clean floor.

Cleaning services can do your move-in cleaning (or they can do both move-in and move-out) while you finish packing at your former house. Flexible cleaning options allow you to pinpoint exactly what needs to be done before you can move into your new property.

Replace Toilet Seats 

The toilets are often the dirtiest place. Instead of washing them, remove them, clean below them, and replace them with a new seat. Knowing that your family has christened them, sitting in the spanking new seats will give you serious peace of mind.

Change Your Air Filters as Necessary

It’s better to start with new filters because you can’t be sure when they were last changed, and you don’t want extra dust clouding up your freshly cleaned home and carpets. Make a note of the date you put them on the filter and in your calendar to track them and make changes as needed.

Safety Comes First!

Take some time during your deep cleaning to ensure your home is safe. While you’re in the laundry room, vacuum the dryer vent. While wiping the dust off the walls and ceiling fans, replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. Find a suitable place to keep a fire extinguisher when cleaning your kitchen cupboards.


Moving into a new house is naturally stressful, but following the steps outlined above can make the process go more smoothly. However, there is a lot to do, so don’t hesitate to ask for assistance, whether from a friend or family member or a provider of premium cleaning services in Arizona. The sooner you can deal with the major issues, the sooner your new house will begin to feel like a home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cancel any time?

There are never contracts or obligations when working with InsideOut Cleaning. You can cancel an appointment at any time. The only thing we ask is if you have to reschedule for any reason, let us know at least 48 hours in advance. There is a $60 cancellation fee for cancellations that occur 48 hours before the arrival time of the appointment.

What happens if I’m not happy with my cleaning?
If something is not done to your expectations, please let us know. We’ll send a team out to make it right (within a 7 day window). If and only after our re-clean is completed – you’re still not happy with our service, we offer a full refund.
How long will it take to clean my house?
The time needed for a home cleaning can vary based on many factors. These include the condition and size of the home, extras, and which team we send since some cleaners clean faster than others.
How do I book a cleaning service?

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How many people will arrive to clean my home?

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