Giffen Furniture Removals How To Clean Your New Home Before Moving In

Taking the time to thoroughly clean your new home before moving in is a great way to kickstart your house move process.

Moving into a pre-cleaned home with freshly cleaned floors and newly scrubbed walls is the easiest way to settle into your new place. Best of all, you can save yourself the hassle of having to clean around unpacked moving boxes while tracking dirt everywhere.

So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already begun, grab the keys to your new place and start cleaning right now with our handy tips and tricks.


Benefits Of Cleaning Your New Place First

Giffen Furniture Removals Benefits

There are countless reasons to clean your new place ahead of moving in. If you’re still on the fence about cleaning before moving day, here are some benefits for why you should start today:

  • Spending time in your unfurnished place can give you the chance to really get to know the ins and outs of your new space including any repairs that need doing or where all the light switches and power points are located.
  • A pre-move-in clean can help get rid of the previous tenants’ germs – particularly in common areas such as the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Wiping down storage spaces such as cupboards and drawers ahead of your move means you can skip the clean and get straight to storing your belongings on moving day.


Gather Your Equipment

Ensuring you have the right equipment can make cleaning your new place a breeze. So be sure to bring as much of the following tools and cleaning products over to your new place to make light work of your house clean:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop
  • Dustpan and broom
  • Bucket
  • Small ladder
  • Cleaning brushes
  • Disposable gloves
  • Sponges
  • Cleaning rags/wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Window cleaner
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Bleach
  • All-purpose cleaning product
  • Oven cleaner
  • Old newspapers
  • Bin liners and a bin


General Cleaning Tips

Giffen Furniture Removals General Cleaning Tips

The methods used to clean a space can differ depending on which room you are cleaning. However, there are some general cleaning tips that can be applied no matter which room you are working in.

Here are some handy general cleaning tips:

  • Clean room by room until you’ve done the entire house
  • Clean from top to bottom (i.e. ceiling to floor)
  • When using strong chemicals, be sure to open windows and doors to ventilate
  • Don’t forget to clean walls, windows and ceiling fans for each of the rooms
  • Clean the dirtiest things first – before cleaning the floors


Room-by-room Cleaning Checklist  

Giffen Furniture Removals Cleaning Checklist

The most efficient way to clean your new home is to tackle each room one at a time. Below is a quick checklist of things to keep an eye out for when cleaning your rooms.



  • Clean out the oven with oven cleaner (make sure you open up some windows to release the chemical fumes)
  • Scrub the stovetops and remove any caked-on food
  • Wipe down cabinets and drawers
  • Disinfect the sinks, countertops, taps and cupboard handles
  • Mop and vacuum the floor



  • Disinfect the toilet seat, tap handles, bowl, sink, shower and bathtub
  • Wipe down the mirror and cabinet surfaces
  • Scrub tiles and grout to remove any mould and soap scum
  • Mop the floor with bleach or a strong disinfectant



  • Clean ceiling fans and lights
  • Wipe down walls
  • Dust off built-in storage
  • Vacuum and mop the floor
  • Polish built-in wardrobe mirrors


Storage Spaces & Cabinets

  • Vacuum the bottoms of cabinets and any floorings
  • Wipe down cupboard doors and walls
  • Disinfect door handles and knobs


Living Room

  • Clean ceiling fans and lights
  • Wipe down walls
  • Dust off built-in shelving
  • Vacuum and mop the floor



  • Vacuum the bottoms of cabinets and drawers
  • Wipe down cupboard doors and walls
  • Disinfect door handles and knobs
  • Vacuum the floor



  • Sweep the floors
  • Wipe down any windows
  • Vacuum or sweep away cobwebs
  • Wipe down walls and storage cabinets


The Best Way To Save Time

Looking for some professional help to save time on your house move? For an affordable, stress-free house removal service in Brisbane, call the team at Giffen Removals.

Fully trained and insured, our team can safely and carefully move your furniture and precious belongings – giving you the opportunity to focus on other areas of your house move.

Call (07) 3162 6783 today for a free quote and to enquire about our convenient furniture pre-packing and storage services.

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