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Republic Moving and Storage Moving Day Cleaning Checklist

You’ve hired a top rated moving company. Now what? If at all possible, be sure everything is clean and orderly before your belongings arrive or you will set yourself up for disappointment, when it doesn’t meet your personal standards of cleanliness. A cleaning service may have already been to your newly rented or purchased home, but it might have been weeks before your move-in date, so make a plan to go over everything yourself before the furniture and boxes arrive. This way, your home will definitely meet your expectations. Republic Moving and Storage offers the following spring cleaning suggestions for you to consider before your move.

Kitchen
Clean off kitchen countertops with a cleanser specifically made for its type. Open each cabinet to clean each shelf and then apply neutral-colored shelf paper neatly inside. Don’t forget to wipe out the inside of the oven. You might want to use a disinfectant spray or wipes on door handles, cabinet knobs, and drawer pulls.  Clean the kitchen flooring thoroughly according to manufacturer’s recommendations. Get behind and under the refrigerator and stove.

Bathrooms
Vacuum the bathroom exhaust fan, vent, and lighting fixtures. Vacuum the inside of cabinets and drawers. Consider shelf paper again in the bathroom. Clean the sink, shower and tub surfaces with disinfectant. When you’ve wiped down everything, including door handles, towel racks, and drawer pulls, use the toilet brush and flush. Clean the flooring with a bathroom cleaning product.

Laundry Area
If the existing washer and dryer are staying, slide them out of their position to be sure it’s clean underneath them. Vacuum the dryer vent to be sure there’s no lint trapped in the hose. Wipe down light fixtures, cabinets and drawers. Clean the floors.

Living Spaces
Clean the corners of any webs. Wipe down fixtures. Disinfect any railings, wipe down the baseboards, frames and moldings with a damp cloth. Vacuum or mop floor covering, per brand instructions.

Cleaning with the above checklist may help you get your home ready in less time than you would have thought. This systematic cleaning approach will help you clean your new home efficiently room by room to prepare in advance for your moving and storage company to arrive. You’ll feel better putting everything into its new clean place.

Remember to call Republic Moving and Storage to help with your next relocation. We are your trusted moving partners in Chula Vista, CA. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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