4 Things You Should Not Neglect Cleaning before a Move-In

You’re about to move into a new home, but you realize it needs to be cleaned first. You can do a deep clean of the whole place, but here are four things in the home you should not neglect cleaning:

1. The Fridge

To clean the fridge, you must take everything out of it. Start at the back of the fridge, working your way to the front. Once you have removed all the food, shelves, and drawers, give the fridge a thorough wipe-down to ensure it is squeaky clean. Once this is done, wipe down the drawers and shelves with warm water, careful not to bend or break them.

When you are cleaning the fridge, you should also take a good look at the seal. If it is not tight and clean, it could mean that your fridge is not operating correctly. This is not just to extend the life of your appliance, but it will also help to make sure your food stays as fresh as possible.

2. The Mirror

Indeed, many of us don’t like to look at ourselves in the mirror. But the mirror is a big part of our home. It’s where we put on our makeup, check our hair, and maybe even brush our teeth in the morning, so it must be clean and attractive.

If your mirror is dirty and needs to be cleaned, ensure that your cleaner can do this for you. If your mirror is stained, you may want to take a trip to the store to pick up some cleaning products and return them to their original state.

3. The Shower

The shower is another place that most people do not like to look at because of the small space. It is a personal space, too. But that means it is even more important to ensure the shower area is clean. It is a place where you bathe, it is a place where you clean, and it is a place where you might shave if you are a woman.

On top of this, it is where most people will go to relax. This means it deserves more attention than other spaces in the house. While cleaning the shower, you should also ensure no mildew or mold. To do this, you will need to scrub it with bleach and a sponge. While you are cleaning, you should check the grout, too. If the grout is becoming discolored, or if it is dirty, you should make sure that you clean it.

4. The Toilet

The toilet is an important part of the house. You will want to make sure you are giving it a good cleaning. A lot is going on in the toilet; if it is dirty, it can start to smell. Many people think they can avoid cleaning it, which is a big mistake.

You will be helping yourself and the people around you by giving your toilet a thorough cleaning. Make sure you use the correct cleaning products to get all the gunk out of the bowl without damaging it.


It does not matter if you are renting your home or if you are going to be selling it; you are going to want to make sure it is as clean as possible. By following the tips above, you will be able to do this. 

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