Clean Up the Home Before You Move In

Get out the duster–moving into a new home can be a dirty job. don’t leave the cleaning up to the previous owner or landlord, listen to the old adage that says, “if you want something done right, do it yourself”. Dirty elements like dust mites, bacteria or just plain stuffiness needs to be addressed before moving all of your things into your new place.


Pull our your sponge and organic natural homemade cleaners because you need to scrub out that lingering smell that the previous owners cooked into the walls and counters. Things like oil and smoke can stick around longer than appreciated to new owners or tenants so make sure that you really get some elbow grease and work on this area to feel your kitchen is really your fresh new place to cook.


Yuck. This is where all of the bacteria has grown from a variety of functions that are quite normal when it comes to cooking and cleaning, but how do you really know how clean something is? Bottom line is that you don’t. So to make sure, clean it.  Make sure to thrown in some cleaner down the disposal to start fresh.

This area is probably the most important and also in need of the most effort. This may take some heavier cleaners that can cut through some heavy baked on grease and other mysterious goos and gunks. Make sure to move the appliances and clean behind and under them to really get the clean start you are looking for in your new place. Appliances include the oven, refrigerator, stove and any other electrical appliance included in your new place.

Kitchen Cabinets and Counters

Cabinets can collect dust and mold from dishes and lack of use. Make sure to wipe a heavy cloth through each shelf of the cupboards to make sure you aren’t taking anything in when using your glasses cups, bowls and plates. Counters are pretty obvious, the most used surface in the house.


These can get gunky quick. As you may know heat rises and can take up some pretty goopy elements with it and once cooled gets hard and builds up a residue. Get your heavy cleaner with your cloth again and clean up those walls.


Mop it! Mop it good! Chuck the disposable mop and pull out the real deal to get up those scuff marks and stains.

Overall, moving into a clean new kitchen is the only way to go. Otherwise you are looking to move in to a dirty scummy place filled with other peoples grease and dirt.