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How to Clean Your New Kitchen Before Moving In

Making your kitchen spotless is a challenge in any situation, let alone when you add packing to the equation. Luckily, there is an easy way to make sure your new cooking area is pristine before you move in..

Of course, hiring experts always helps which is why many residents of Pearl City, HI, opt for comprehensive move-out cleaning service. This article lays out the top tips for cleaning your new kitchen before you move in. Read on to learn more!

What is a move-in kitchen cleaning?

The kitchen is one of the rooms in a home that requires constant attention. Regardless of how well-precleaned your new home is make sure to tackle the following areas:

1. Oven

Although deposit deduction is one of the consequences of not cleaning when you move out, people tend to skip the oven or not clean it thoroughly. Pull out the racks and soak them in a tub with dishwasher detergent tablets. Spray the oven interior with a degreaser and make sure to open the windows for ventilation. You can also use a solution of water and dish soap. Leave it for a couple of hours to kick in and wipe it with a damp sponge or cloth.

2. Dishwasher

Remove the racks, unscrew the filter, and rinse it with hot water. Remove the remaining gunk with a toothbrush and dish soap solution. Pop off the arm, scrub it to get rid of the debris, and use a toothpick for final touches and dislodging the dirt in the arm’s holes. Spray the interior and the exterior with an all-purpose cleaner and leave it for 15 minutes. Wipe it with a damp clean cloth. Run a cycle without dishes to sanitize the inner part of the dishwasher. 

3. Fridge

No matter how long move-in/out cleaning tasks take you should pay special attention to the fridge. Check if there are any food leftovers including the freezer. Take out removable drawers and shelves and soak them in hot soapy water. Wipe out the interior with an all-purpose cleaner and scrub crusty food remains and discoloration. Apply baking soda and water paste to disinfect the interior of the fridge. Remember to vacuum the coils with an appropriate attachment.  

4. Microwave & Stove

For cleaning the microwave you will need a bowl of water and lemon juice. Put the bowl in the microwave, turn it on for a couple of minutes, and leave the bowl for 5 more minutes after that. Remove the bowl, scrub off any food remnants, and wipe it with a damp cloth. As for the stove, remove the knobs, burners, grates, and the vent-hood screen, and soak them in hot soapy water. Clean the stove top with a specially designated cleaner.

5. Countertops and cupboards

Hiring professionals is one of the ways to speed up your move-in/out cleaning. Take out the drawers from the cabinets and vacuum them as well as the interior of the cabinets. Unscrew the pulls and knobs and soak them in a solution of hot water and mild dish soap. Clean the debris from exterior crevices with a toothbrush. Wipe the countertops with a damp microfiber cloth and apply the appropriate cleaning agent to avoid damage and discoloration. 

  Which company in Pearl City, HI, offers an all-inclusive move-out cleaning service

Which company in Pearl City, HI, offers an all-inclusive move-out cleaning service?

If you want your new kitchen to be spotless, you need to look no further than Maid in Oahu. Our dedicated experts provide comprehensive services at a fair and transparent price. There is no need to spend the entire day scrubbing. Go for a walk and explore Pearl City while we make your new home squeaky clean. Contact us today and book our services!

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