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Moving-In Cleaning


Move In and Move Out Cleaning

If you are in the middle of a move-in, we know this process can be complicated and tiresome, but exciting at the same time. Moving means starting another chapter in your life, but this process takes a lot of time and energy.

If you are moving to a new city, the challenge is even bigger! You might have a new job, or new places to discover and a new routine to get used to.

At this point, you have probably seen the house or apartment you are about to move in one or two times, but you don’t know what’s behind the areas that they have just shown you.

However, it might be a whole different story once you see your new home without all the furniture, décor and appliances. You will start to notice that the carpet floors have some stains here and there, or that the ceiling fans are full of dust and lint, or that the shower has been building soap scum for months!

The best way to start with your right foot is to have your home cleaned by cleaning professionals. They are trained to find and attack areas and surfaces that have been neglected for a long time, and that are easier to notice with an empty house.

What’s a Move-In Cleaning Service?

Dallas Maids offers a move-in cleaning service. This is a type of service that is focused on cleaning and housekeeping for a home that you are just about to move into.

Dallas Maids’ mission is to make people’s lives easier and happier. Our company has been working for 20 years with busy families that want some extra help taking care of their home. And, of course, that includes getting a home sanitized and cleaned with a professional team while you are focused on moving in smoothly.

Our team will adapt our standard cleaning service to fit the needs of a home that you are about to move in. The staff will clean ceiling fans & light fixtures, they will even remove fingerprints from doors and frames!

Every household is different, and we want to offer a customized experience from start to finish. In our booking process, you can add all the instructions and extras you will need for your service. Make sure to check the “Move-In/Move-Out” cleaning extra, or contact us if you need more help.

Dallas Maids Move-In Cleaning Process

Our move-in cleaning service focuses on getting your home ready before you move in. And that means making your areas and surfaces looking clean and bright as a new pin!


Because this is a home you are just moving into, you might find unpleasant surprises, such as weird stains on the carpet, or wooden floors that haven’t been polished in years.


And don’t worry! If we do not have the skills or equipment, we will recommend a partner to contact. We don’t get any money out of this, we just know similar businesses that can be helpful for special cases, and making our customers’ lives easier and happier is our goal.

Here is our entire Move-In Cleaning list:

Kitchen and Eating Area Cleaning

Besides the standard process (cleaning your countertops, your sink, the outside of your range hood, as well as dusting and removing cobwebs) this type of service also includes many more tasks to leave your kitchen spotless, which are:


  • Inside of range hood cleaned
  • Grease filter cleaned
  • Drip pans cleaned
  • Countertops cleaned
  • Sinks cleaned and disinfected, chrome shined
  • Microwave wiped out
  • Doors and frames spot cleaned for fingerprints
  • Appliances inside/out cleaned and shined
  • Outside/Inside of cabinets cleaned
  • Baseboards wiped
  • All kitchen furniture hand wiped
  • Floors vacuumed and mopped
  • Cleaned ceiling fans & light fixture


As you can see, an empty home allows for reaching many more areas, such as the inside of cabinets and your range hood as well as the drip filters and the light fixtures.

Bathroom Cleaning

Your bathroom will look like brand new after we give it a good rundown. The additional cleaning tasks include:


  • Tile grout scrubbed
  • Mildew chemically treated
  • Tile walls, bathtubs, and showers cleaned and disinfected
  • Vanity and sink cleaned and disinfected
  • Toilets cleaned and disinfected
  • Shower door given extra attention
  • Spot clean doors and door frames for fingerprints
  • Mirrors and chrome fixtures cleaned and shined
  • Inside/Outside of cabinets cleaned
  • Baseboards wiped
  • Cobwebs removed
  • Extra attention to floors
  • Clean ceiling fans & light fixtures

Sleeping and Living Area Cleaning

In this case, if you check our checklist for standard cleaning, you might notice that the list here is actually smaller. If you think about it it makes perfect sense. Because the house is empty, a move in cleaning will focus on cleaning all surfaces and elements that are fixed in your home but that are not cleaned regularly.

This cleaning service includes:


  • Doors and frames spot cleaned for fingerprints
  • Windowsills and ledges damp wiped
  • Baseboards wiped
  • Cleaned ceiling fans & light fixture
  • Carpet edges vacuumed
  • Mini blinds dusted
  • Cobwebs removed

How to Prepare for a Move-In Cleaning Service

We understand that you might not know what to do before hiring a move-in cleaning service. Especially if you are just in the middle of a move, and you don’t know what state the house is supposed to be in, or the steps you need to follow during cleaning day.


For example, you might be asking when the best time is to book the move-in cleaning. In this case, the best route is to book our service right before you move all your belongings into your new home. If all surfaces and areas are nice and clear, our cleaning artists will access hard-to-reach areas with ease and work faster and more efficiently.


For the actual day, all you need to do is welcome your assigned cleaning professionals and open the door for them. That’s it! Once they enter your home you don’t need to stay. They will get to work right away and once you arrive your home will be squeaky clean.


The best part is that, if you can’t be there, that’s fine with us too! We understand you are having a hectic week -or month-. It’s okay if your schedule does not allow you to open the door for our cleaners. You will need to leave a hidden key in the promises, though.


If your new home has a security system, make sure it is disabled by the time our cleaners arrive.


Because the home should be mostly empty at this point, you won’t need to worry about tidying up your rooms. If the areas are clear and decluttered, our cleaning professionals will be able to get to work right away and reach all areas with ease.


You just need to secure any important documents in a drawer, so our cleaners won’t discard them by mistake.

Last but not least, it is common for unoccupied homes to have water and electricity off. Before our cleaners arrive, please check both services are on! They are going to need running water and electricity to use their equipment and to wash and rinse surfaces and supplies.

The Benefits of Hiring a Move-In Cleaning Service with Dallas Maids

We always love to talk about the positive impact that a cleaning service has on our clients.


As we mentioned earlier, we know how stressful a move can be. When you have only one or two weeks to get everything ready, your time and energy is limited.


If you are about to move into your new home, you want to celebrate and get settled by creating positive memories, like a housewarming party. The last thing you want is to start your first day or week scrubbing floors, degreasing your stove or cleaning and disinfecting toilets.


Many clients who book a move-in cleaning service are first-time customers, but once they see the benefits of hiring a professional cleaner, they choose a regular standard service from any of our plans (weekly, biweekly, or monthly).


And once you get used to your home getting professionally cleaned, you never look back! The monetary investment is more than worth it when you compare it to the time and energy you save.


This time and energy will be much more useful for spending quality time with your friends or going out with your family. Forget about buying cleaning products, handling harmful chemicals or spending endless hours deep cleaning your home.


At this point, you might be considering if this is going to be a large monetary investment. But no worries! We always try our hardest to keep our prices to a minimum yet still offering exceptional quality service.


Moving out is a similar process, so make sure you check out our move-out cleaning service if that is what you need.

Need a Move-In Cleaning Service? Contact Dallas Maids!

If you are here it probably means you are planning to move soon or are in the process of moving in. We hope we are able to make this process easier for you with our Dallas cleaning service. Over 18 years of service and many awards and accolades later, we are still serving our customers with outstanding cleaning.


You can check our handy automatic calculator on our booking page, in case you have any questions about pricing. While you’re there, feel free to check out all our other extras as well.


Our service includes many Dallas cities which you can check by visiting our FAQ, or contact us if you don’t see your city on the list! We will try our hardest to reach your city if it’s in the DFW area.

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