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Miraculous Maids was established in March of 2021 to help provide homeowners in our local community with superior cleaning services.

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11511 160 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M3V9

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Move-In Cleaning FAQs (& Answers to All of Them!)

In today’s blog post, we’ll be taking you through all of the questions that we get most frequently about move-in cleanings in Edmonton so that you’ll be prepared for moving into your fresh new space! We want to help make the entire process easier for you and help you to start fresh in your new place, both mentally and physically. Thorough, in-depth move-in cleanings are a big part of that. 

A few weeks ago, we went through some move-out cleaning FAQs and provided you with all of our best answers for them! As great as it is to know all of the ins and outs of move-out cleanings, there’s one important thing that we didn’t discuss in our Move-Out Cleaning FAQs blog post… the part where you move into your new place.

So, without further ado, let’s start answering all of the most common questions about move-in cleanings in Edmonton!

Move-in cleanings in Edmonton, as we mentioned, are one of the most important steps to help you, both mentally and physically, feel as though you are starting fresh at your new place. Moving into a new home or apartment in Edmonton can be so exciting and can symbolize a new chapter in your life. You shouldn’t have to deal with any mess or dirtiness left behind by previous residents of the space. Instead, you should rest assured that the space you’re moving into is sparkling clean and yours to turn from a house or apartment into a home.

Additionally, a move-in cleaning previous to your move in date is an excellent way to rid the space of any old allergens, bacteria, dust, or other debris, leaving your space sanitized and clean and leaving you with peace of mind. 

Due to the many factors that affect how much time, cleaning supplies, and effort are needed to complete a move-in cleaning, move-in cleanings are not priced by a set hourly rate. Instead, they are priced according to the size of the home or apartment that you’re moving into, the current cleanliness level of the space you’re moving into, and the specific cleaning tasks that you’d like to have completed during your move-in cleaning. 

Here at Miraculous Maids, our friendly, knowledgeable representatives will be able to provide you with a free quote for your move-in cleaning with a quick phone call because we used a specialized pricing calculator.

Move-in cleanings should be customizable so that you can ensure that you’re getting the exact cleaning that you want before you start your new chapter in your new place. However, there are a few main cleaning tasks that will be completed for every move-in cleaning. If you’re looking for tasks beyond the list that your professional cleaners provide you, make sure to reach out to your move-in cleaning provider and ask about them specifically! 

Here at Miraculous Maids, we provide the following cleaning services in our move-in cleanings: 

  • Shining of floors
  • Cleaning of walls 
  • Cleaning of windows
  • Cleaning of blinds 
  • Steam cleaning 
  • Thorough kitchen cleaning
    • All cupboards and counters
    • Fridge exterior
    • Microwave inside and out
    • Hood and fans
    • Tables and chairs
    • Doors, handles, and frames
    • Windowsills and frames
    • Counters
    • Windows
    • Light fixtures
    • Sinks and taps
    • Stove top and oven exterior
    • Backsplash
    • Light switches and plugins
    • Ledges and other surfaces
    • Interior glass
    • Baseboards
    • Walls
    • blinds
  • Thorough bathroom cleaning
    • Vanity, cupboards, and counters
    • Spot-wash walls
    • Tub washed and taps shined
    • Baseboards
    • Light switches and plugs
    • Ledges and surfaces 
    • Doors, handles, and frames
    • Walls
    • Blinds
    • Sinks and taps
    • Toilet inside, outside, and behind
    • Showers, glass, and taps shined
    • Light fixtures
    • Glass and mirrors shined
    • Windowsills and frames
    • Floors hand washed and shined
    • Windows 
  • Thorough dusting
    • All surfaces, shelves, and ledges
    • Baseboards
    • Doors, handles, and frames
    • Interior glass
    • Windows
    • Furniture and decor
    • Mirrors and glass shined
    • Windowsills and frames
    • Walls 
    • Blinds
  • Additional services such as:
    • Steam cleaning of carpets
    • Floors vacuumed and mopped 
    • Garage swept out

Although this list is comprehensive, here at Miraculous Maids, we do also understand that cleaning needs are unique and are more than open to customizing your move-in cleaning to include the specific cleaning tasks that you desire. Feel free to give our representatives a call prior to your move-in cleaning to ensure that the cleaning is exactly what you need. 

When preparing your new place for your move-in, it’s important to keep in mind the effects that your cleaning products will have on you, your family, your animals, and your belongings. This is why we encourage you to use cleaning products that are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and child- and pet-friendly. These products will leave your home sparkling clean without risking any damage to you, your family, and your pets, or your furniture and belongings. 

We recognize that the above list of services do require a wide variety of cleaning tools and products and also understand that, when you’re moving from place to place, you don’t want to be lugging huge amounts of cleaning products back and forth. This is where the professionals come in – by hiring a professional cleaning company to do your move-in cleaning for you here in Edmonton, you’ll be able to leave all of the cleaning products and tools in their hands and won’t have to worry about having all of it on hand while stressing about getting movers, signing leases, and more. 

The best time to call and book your move-in cleaning is about 2-4 weeks prior to moving into your new home. This timeframe will give you and the professional cleaning company you hire the chance to get everything in order, confirm the details of your move, and ensure that your move-in cleaning will be everything that you need. Booking too far in advance leaves too much room for circumstantial changes, however, trying to book your move-in cleaning the week of your move could possibly mean that the professional cleaning company no longer has availability. We want to make sure that you can get your move-in cleaning booked and therefore suggest booking within that 2-4 weeks timeframe.

The ideal time to have your move-in cleaning done is after you get your keys but before you move in all of your furniture and belongings. This way, the professional cleaners are able to provide you with the most thorough cleaning possible because they won’t have to clean around boxes, bins, or couches. They’ll get the space sparkling clean for you and then you’ll be able to turn the (now spotless) space into your home by truly settling in.

You are! Typically, property management will make sure that your space is fairly clean before you move in, however, if you’re looking for a more thorough move-in cleaning, you will be fully responsible for getting that done.

The short answer: YES. It is absolutely worth it to hire a professional cleaning company to provide you with a move-in cleaning service before you settle into your new place. By hiring professional cleaners to do this for you, you’ll be able to focus on the more important parts of the move such as getting your furniture and belongings to your new place, wrapping everything up at your old place, and prepping for your new adventure in your new home! 

Hiring professional cleaners to provide you with a move-in cleaning service will also remove the stress of needing to spend the time cleaning and the stress of purchasing various cleaning products and tools.

To be honest, there is no one answer for this question. Each move-in cleaning will take a unique amount of time according to the number of maids that come to provide the cleaning, the current level of cleanliness of the space, the size of your apartment or home, and the specific cleaning tasks that you desire. For an accurate estimate for the time that your specific move-in cleaning will take, make sure to reach out to your cleaning providers and ask! Generally speaking, smaller, cleaner spaces will only take about 2-4 hours to complete whereas larger, less clean spaces can require up to 8 hours for a thorough move-in cleaning. 

We hope that we were able to answer all of your most important questions about move-in cleanings in Edmonton! Thank you for reading today and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for upcoming blog posts that delve into all the ins and outs of cleaning services in Edmonton. 

If you’re interested in getting a move-in cleaning done in your new place, give us a call at 780-702-5387 and we’ll get you booked in ASAP!

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