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Moving? Here’s the Ultimate Home Cleaning Checklist


Moving into a new home can be a very exciting time for you and your family. But the job’s not done until the old house is empty and clean, and the new house is set up and ready to go. Cleaning the old house doesn’t have to be a dreaded task, though.

This moving cleaning list will help even the most organized person get their old house in tip-top shape—so you can look back, smile, and move on without regrets. Move down this list in order for the most thorough clean.


Bedrooms

  • Remove any trash and cobwebs.
  • Clean windows, blinds, and mirrors.
  • Dust light fixtures, closets, baseboards, windowsills, and shelves.
  • Spot clean walls, doors, trim, and shelves.
  • Vacuum or steam clean floors. Dust ceiling fan and fixtures.
  • Remove any nails, and repair holes with spackle.
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Laundry Room

  • Remove any trash and cobwebs.
  • Clean sink, windows, and exterior of washer and dryer.
  • Use vacuum or extendable duster to remove lint from vents.
  • Dust baseboards, windowsills, and shelves.
  • Spot clean walls, doors, trim, and shelves.
  • Vacuum or steam clean floor.
  • If dryer is removed, block off vent to keep bugs/animals out.
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Living Room

  • Remove any trash and cobwebs.
  • Clean windows and blinds.
  • Dust light fixtures, stair rails, baseboards, and windowsills.
  • Vacuum or steam clean floor.
  • Remove any nails, and repair holes with spackle.
  • Dust ceiling fan and fixtures.
  • Clean light switches and outlets.

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Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Dust baseboards, windowsills, shelves, and behind appliances.
  • Deep clean the sink (including hardware) and appliances.
  • Clean and disinfect countertops and floors.
  • Quick clean cabinets and drawers.
  • Wipe down pantry shelves and floor.
  • Spot clean walls, doors, trim, and shelves.
  • Clean light switches and outlets.
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Bathrooms

  • Clean shower and tub to remove soap scum and grime.
  • Clean toilets, sinks, and hardware.
  • Clean windows and mirrors.
  • Dust blinds, light fixtures, baseboards, windowsills, and shelves.
  • Clean cabinets, drawers, countertops, and floors.
  • Dust and clean fan vent.
  • Clean light switches and outlets.
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Working room by room will give you an easy-to-follow guide for cleaning your entire house, and you’ll be on your way to enjoying your new home in no time. You can also use this list at your new home before moving your belongings in for a fresh, clean start. Be sure to download and print this checklist to keep you on task as you move from room to room.


For more cleaning checklists and moving day advice, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/spring.