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Apartment Move-In Cleaning Tips

Oh, the joys of moving! While packing and unpacking are a big part of the process, that’s just the half of it. The rest of the relocation includes cleaning, and a lot of it. Yes, your new place will be fairly clean when you arrive, but that doesn’t mean a deep clean isn’t in order—especially if you are moving into a new but previously lived-in apartment. Cleaning your apartment before you settle in is also a great way to look over all potential security deposit damages that could later haunt you.
Without further ado, here’s a list of move-in cleaning to-dos to ensure you arrive in style:

Sanitize All Surfaces

Counters, cabinets, handles, the stovetop, fridge, etc.—you name it, you clean it. The area with the most surface space in your apartment will probably be your kitchen. Before stocking the cabinets and fridge with goodies, give the area a good wipe down with sanitizing wipes to ensure a clean, fresh start. As far as food hygiene practices are concerned, this will give you the peace of mind you need to create your first meal without the possibility of contaminates.

Hygiene, Baby

Speaking of following hygiene practices, the bathroom is another space that you’ll want to clean before moving in. The surfaces you’ll want to focus on include:

  • The toilet
  • Countertop and hardware
  • Shower and bathtub

All of these areas are prime germ zones, so take the time to clean them thoroughly before settling into a bath post-move-in day.


Once you move everything into your apartment, clean the floor. Saving this step for last will prevent you from needing to double clean after tracking in all sorts of dirt and debris on move-in day. A good mop and vacuum will have the space spic and span.
The luxury apartments at PepperTree Apartment Homes are designed with the tenant mind—offering the appeal of a private home with the top-notch amenities of a resort. To learn more about our apartment homes, contact us today! We’re located in Wildwood, FL.