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The Checklist You Need When Moving into a Home

The Checklist You Need When Moving into a Home

Thursday, 22 April 2021 22:58

While the global pandemic made significant impacts on the economy in Asheville, one area that did not slow down in the slightest is real estate. Quarantining in a large urban area proved to be a miserable experience for people throughout the country. As it began to seem clear that more and more careers were permanently moving to remote work platforms, Asheville‘s real estate market never slowed down. In fact, if anything, property values are rising faster than ever. Real estate agents have reported homes selling sight unseen in many cases.


If you are moving to a new house in the Asheville area, especially during this global pandemic, it is vital to perform your move-in cleaning checklist. Even if the previous owner did some cleaning when they moved out, you do not know how many people have been in and out since they last cleaned. Furthermore, you will likely have movers or friends and neighbors in and out as well. In this article, we want to help you make sure you remember everything you need to perform hey thorough deep clean. 

Kitchen Cleaning:

The kitchen gets a lot of traffic and is one of the messiest places in a home. Here is what you need to do to clean your new kitchen:

  • Clean and disinfect the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Clean inside every cabinet and drawer. 
  • Clean inside the pantry. 
  • Use the self-cleaning feature of the oven. 
  • Disinfect the sink. 
  • Clean the range and burners. 
  • Empty the garbage disposal. 
  • Sweep and mop behind appliances. 
  • Consider cleaning or having someone clean refrigerator coils

Bathroom Cleaning:

Bathrooms are notorious for germs, viruses, and bacteria. Here is what you must clean in your new bathrooms:

  • Clean and disinfect toilets. 
  • Use shower and bathtub cleaner for tubs and showers. 
  • Clean and disinfect sinks. 
  • Clean showerheads and faucets. 
  • Clean mirrors and inside medicine cabinets. 
  • Wipe down counters.
  • Clean inside every cabinet and drawer.

Living Room and Dining Room Cleaning:

Living rooms and dining rooms are where the previous owners would have hosted guests. They are also likely the last places people were in before you purchased the home. Here is what you stole clean thoroughly in the living room, dining room, and den:

  • Dust mantels and other surfaces. 
  • Clean windows and windowsills. 
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets or sweep and mop floors. 
  • Clean and disinfect all doorknobs. 
  • Clean all blinds and wash drapes. 
  • Dust, polish, and clean china cabinets and other permanent furniture pieces. 
  • Dust and clean ceiling fans. 
  • Check and clean out the dryer exhaust fan. 

Bedroom Cleaning:

Bedrooms are where we all spend at least eight to twelve users each day. Here is what you should be sure to deep clean within each bedroom:

  • Vacuum and clean all flooring. 
  • Wash and clean blinds and drapes. 
  • Clean all window glass and windowsills. 
  • Check closets for things left behind and clean the inside. 

Other Things to Remember:

Your home may be new to you, but it was somebody’s before it was yours. Even if you as moving into new construction, people have been inside every inch of your house or apartment. Cleaning is vital. Make sure you remember:

  • To clean even if the house appears to be clean already. 
  • To clean as if the lives and health of your family depend on it.
  • To clean all entry points and exits. 
  • To check and replace all air filters. 
  • To check and clean the fireplace and chimney.
  • To clean the tile floors.
  • To enlist help from family and friends even if they do not clean to your standard.
  • To make cleaning a priority task during the move-in process.
  • To make a good cleaning playlist, download an audiobook, or binge several episodes of your favorite podcast.
  • To utilize the services of a professional sanitation company.

A professional sanitation company will help take your new house to the next level of cleanliness. You will not be able to eradicate even half of all the viruses and bacteria present in your new home. However, SaniSafe Pro can thoroughly destroy the things that make you sick. Our patented fogging solution can kill 99.9% of all viruses, genes, and bacteria within minutes. A single application can prevent their return for up to thirty days. You can have home started weeks before you move in and again after all the helping hands have left. Whether you are a homeowner, landlord, tenant, or property manager, we can help. Contact SaniSafe Pro for more information and a demonstration of our patented Durisan going system.