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Bekins’ National Moving Month Tip #9: Clean

May 13, 2013 | Bekins News & Events

9.  Clean your new house upon arrival.

The idea of cleaning as soon as you arrive in a new house might sound unappealing.  There are so many other things to do – why should I waste time cleaning first thing?  Bekins understands just how much has to get done within the first few hours of a move, and yet we still suggest doing a bit of cleaning when you first arrive.

How often do you have the chance to vacuum your living room? Your whole living room. Without a couch or an entertainment center or a recliner in your way. Probably next to never.  How about your bedroom? Do you clean the floors underneath your bed very often?

When you move into a new house, you get a clean slate.  Everything is new.  There isn’t any clutter yet.  Take this opportunity of room vacancy to really clean those nooks and crannies that you can’t reach when furniture or other odds and ends are in the way.

Not only will you get the chance to clean spaces that aren’t normally touched, but you’ll also get peace of mind and reassurance knowing that your new house has been cleaned to your standards.  Even though whoever previously lived in your house probably cleaned it, you just never know.  It’s better to quickly run a vacuum or sweep than to do nothing and find something unsavory later down the line.

Do you have quick cleaning tips that you use to help speed the process along? Let us know! Leave us a comment, Tweet us, or share on our Facebook page.

Bekins also has more moving tips – make sure you check them all out.


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