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May 23, 2022

An Easy 5-Step Checklist for Moving into a New Place

Moving means starting afresh, which can be very exciting. However, the endeavor can also be a daunting task. You need to make a move-in cleaning checklist to help you tackle all the essential things to make your new space into a home. 

Here is a five-step checklist for moving in that can help you:

1. Get Organized

Getting organized is crucial to a successful move. It’s good to give ample time for sorting, decluttering, packing, cleaning, and other activities connected to your move. Create a checklist with a realistic timeline to guide you along the way.

If you don’t have the luxury of time or you are not physically able to handle everything yourself, it is best to get professional cleaners to help you. From getting organized to cleaning up, not just in your old home but in the new one, expert cleaners can ease the burden of having a hassle-free move. 

2. Declutter and Dispose of Trash

You’ll be surprised how much trash we can accumulate in just a few months of living in a home, much more so if we’ve stayed there for years. The first step in any move is to sort through your things and remove all that needs to be disposed of, donated, stored, and kept. 

As you go through your things, it’s best to get rid of as much as possible, especially when you’re moving into a home with less room to spare. With a smaller space, you have to make sure you only bring what you need. 

3. Clean Out All Closets

You need to check the closet space you have in your new home to see if you will have plentiful space for all your clothes and storage items (shoes, seasonal clothes, beddings, and the like). 

Even if you have bigger closet space in your new home, you still need to go through your wardrobe and sort through the pieces of clothes you can let go of and those you’d like to keep. Ensure plenty of boxes and packing materials on hand.

This is an excellent exercise to do at least once yearly so you have space to update your wardrobe without overflowing your closet space. 

4. Clean Out Your Bathroom

The bathroom is a very tiny space, and it’s not very hard to get it organized and cleaned up. Start by removing everything out of the cabinets and drawers before cleaning. Throw every product that’s either expired or empty. You can purchase bespoke containers for your toiletries to keep them uniform and more appealing and put them in a plastic tub in case of spills during the move. 

Fill 100-ml bottles with your bathroom products to have at least a day’s worth of toiletries if you can’t access your items immediately during the move. 

Moreover, get a professional cleaning service that can help you give your bathrooms a thorough clean in your old home and even in the new one. You can specify if you want eco-friendly cleaning materials for your bathroom for your family’s safety.

5. Clean All Furniture

Now that you’ve tackled smaller items in your home, it’s time to handle the bigger ones like beds, sofas, appliances, and other furniture. Vacuum up all the dirt and dust on the furniture, and use a fabric softener to remove any smells. Deal with any stains right away, and have any damage repaired as soon as possible. 

If you can’t do cleanup on your own, consider hiring eco-friendly cleaning professionals. Never move your furniture without proper cleaning, so you can use them immediately when you’re in your new place. 


Stay organized with a checklist as much as you can for an efficient move. This way, you can focus on the most exciting parts of moving to a new home without getting bogged down by all the nitty-gritty of cleanup and getting your life back on track as soon as possible.

If you seek one of the most dependable house cleaning services in Nashville, TN, go no further than Maidattendants. We provide a comprehensive variety of cleaning services that will leave your home pristine and free of dust and bacteria. Call us now to schedule your first pre-move cleaning.