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What to Clean When Moving into a New Home


Moving into a new home is an exciting yet daunting task, especially when it comes to ensuring everything is clean and ready for your arrival. The process often requires a detailed approach, focusing on areas that might be overlooked during a regular clean. This includes tackling high-up spaces like ceiling fans and door frames, as well as deep-cleaning carpets to remove any lingering dust and allergens. Changing air filters and inspecting dryer vents are also key steps in maintaining a healthy living environment. With a comprehensive cleaning plan, your new home will not only look sparkling but also offer a fresh and welcoming atmosphere for you to start your new chapter.

Start From Top to Bottom

1. Ceiling fans, door frames, and window frames.

2. Tops of cabinets and other high surfaces.

When cleaning your new home, it is easier if you start from the top and move down. That way, the dust from the ceiling or ceiling fans won’t be dirtying up your freshly cleaned home. Also, don’t forget to clean the easy to forget places such as, tops of door frames, tops of window  frames, and the top of cabinets. 

Once you’ve cleaned the top of everything, move on to walls and cabinets, and save the floors for last. It also helps to clean the house by task instead of by room. That way, you’re not changing up equipment and cleaners multiple times in every room.

Have your Carpets Cleaned

3. Carpets, preferably through professional steam cleaning.

Your new home may look great, but having your carpets cleaned is not always about what you can see. Professional steam cleaning can sanitize your carpets from anything the former homeowners left behind. Steam cleaning the carpets can also kill dust mites and reduce allergens in your new home. 

Change Your Air Filter

4. Air filters – change them to ensure good air quality.

5. Dryer vents – check and clean them for safety and efficiency.

You can never know for sure when the filter was last changed. And you don’t want extra dust piling up in your freshly cleaned, new home. Begin your time in your new home with fresh filters, especially if your or anyone in your family struggles with allergies or respiratory issues. And while you’re thinking about filters, go ahead and check your dryer vent and vacuum it out if necessary. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work involved in moving, the best decision you might make is to hire a professional cleaning company to take care of the work for you. It might add a little more cost to the process, but it will give you peace of mind and make it so you can focus on moving the items that make up your life rather than rolling up your sleeves to clean. 

Did you know that Top Care Cleaning can do more than just the carpets in your new home? We also provide move-in or move-out cleaning. Call us today to get an estimate for general cleaning or carpet cleaning. Give us a call at 616 530-9129 today! 

Learn more about services at Top Care: 

For homeowners looking to maintain their property, Top Care Cleaning offers a range of services. Their exterior cleaning includes advanced techniques for house and pressure washing, ensuring safe and effective removal of dirt and mildew from home exteriors. If you’re seeking crystal-clear views, their window cleaning services provide meticulous care for both residential and commercial properties, covering everything from storm windows to skylights. For indoor maintenance, their carpet cleaning solutions use state-of-the-art steam extraction, ideal for deep cleaning and rejuvenating your carpets and rugs.


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