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Moving out? Don’t forget to clean these 8 things

1. Ceiling Fans

They can collect a lot of dust and be an allergen trap. Make sure you dust all the ceiling fans in the house BEFORE you vacuum. You always want to dust from the top down in the entire house.

2. Windows & Sills

If you have pets or kids you will know that they love to touch windows and leave nose/finger prints all over them. Make sure you wipe down windows and while you’re at it, clean the sills as well.

3. Switch Plates & Outlets

You probably don’t think about those two things a lot when it comes to cleaning, but think about how much we touch them throughout the day. Wiping them down with a disinfecting wipe should do the trick.

4. Baseboards

Dust, pet hair and dirt can get trapped on the baseboards. Depending on how dirty they are, you want to vacuum off any loose dirt before scrubbing them with a brush and some soapy water.

5. Walls & Ceilings

Yes, this might sound weird, but walls and ceilings can get dirty too! Grab that duster and dust off the ceilings and grab a sponge or a soft cloth to wipe down the walls. Especially in the kitchen and bathrooms.

6. Cabinets and Pantry

This can be an annoying task, but it has to be done. Make sure you brush out any food/crumbs from the kitchen cabinets & pantry, before wiping them down (inside and out) with a soft cloth and soapy water.

7. Light Fixtures

Yes, even light fixtures need some love and your duster is going to be working overtime. You can probably get this one knocked out while you are dusting off the ceiling fans.

8. Appliances

This should go without saying, but make sure you clean out your fridge and freezer of any food. Clean the inside of the fridge with warm, soapy water and disinfectant. Don’t forget the microwave and stove too! Especially the oven will probably need a good scrubbing.