Prescott Maid to Order discusses what to clean before you move into your new Prescott home

It is always fun to move into a new house or apartment. But before you get started on the fun parts of moving to a new place, you’ll need to take care of business. Prescott Maid to Order discusses some cleaning tasks you should tackle before moving into your new Prescott home.

Whether you’re renting or buying, move in cleaning (or pre-move in cleaning, if you have a window of time to manage it) is a necessity. Those who lived there before you, no matter how well-intentioned, inevitably left behind some dirt, grime, and dust that you’ll want to take care of before you settle in. Here are some tips:

Clean the fridge first. If you are moving in after someone has moved out, there are some things you can put off while you get everything cleaned. The place you store your perishable food isn’t one of them. Before doing anything else, sanitize your new fridge. Because it’s clear of any food, it shouldn’t take more than a half-hour. Take out the shelves and drawers. Clean them with soap and warm water. For the inside of the fridge, make a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Use a clean cloth to scrub down all surfaces. Make sure shelves are completely dry, and then return them to the fridge. Repeat these steps with the freezer.

Clean high before you clean low
. Dust isn’t limited to countertops and floors. Overhead lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, shelving, and other features close to the ceiling are just as prone to getting grimy, but they don’t get cleaned as often. Since cleaning these high up features will lead to the area below them getting sprinkled with the dust, start at the top and then work your way down in every room.

Bathroom cleaning. Bathroom cleaning is as much about disinfecting as it is about cleaning. Use a good dish soap and a sponge for the initial scrub down. Follow with an antibacterial spray to get rid of any lingering germs.

Prescott Maid to Order hopes this discussion of what to clean before you move into your new home has been helpful to you. Prescott Maid to Order can not only clean your Prescott home but free up your time and energy to get other things done in the meantime. If you would like to schedule a one-time cleaning service, please call us today at 928-899-8518 or visit us at

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