Moving into a new home is a wonderful experience. One of the first things you should probably do when moving in is to do your own kind of home cleaning. You should definitely clean your new home before settling in.
Some new houses come already clean, while some have been neglected a bit. Even if the previous owner left the house clean, you probably want to re-sanitize everything by yourself. Who knows how long your new home had been untouched since it was up for sale? If you find that you don’t have enough time to maintain your new home early on, as you try to settle into it first, obtain weekly cleaning services for your house cleaning needs at the very beginning of your stay.
Prepare some tools, like a soft broom, a mopping cloth with a long stick, a couple of cotton cleaning cloths, and a dustpan. An important attire to bring with you when doing your cleaning is to bring a mask, that way you can cover your mouth and other sensitive areas around the face to prevent inhaling or swallowing dust. Wear eye protection goggles if dealing with chemicals too. Additionally, you will need detergent and other cleaning agents to help remove dirt and grime. Now, on to cleaning your home.
Cleaning the Kitchen
This is the place that you may spend a lot of time getting rid of the former tenant’s odors.
Use a heavy-duty cleaner to clean the Fridge because there may be a wax or paste build up. Be careful when using a brush and make sure you use one that won’t scratch the surface. Remove anything inside the shelves, and wash it separately in the sink. It’s also advised that you unplug the fridge before you clean it.
Take a look inside the oven to see if it need an oven-cleaner. It may take around 20 minutes to finish. After you have cleaned the top and front of the stove, be careful to remove it from the wall. If possible, clean the sides too, and the front panel and temperature dials as well.
Kitchen Cabinets and Counters.
Use a mild cleaner to clean the inside of cabinets. After that, you can place a lining paper. It is better to use the kind that doesn’t stick because you can remove it at any time. Clean the top of Cabinets, and cabinet doors. Please notice the surface, if it is wood, you need to use a wood cleaner or a mild soap. For some stains, use baking soda and water to clean it.
Wipe the Walls
Check the walls around you. You do not have to clean them unless the previous owners painted the interior. Bedroom walls are areas that need more attention. Make sure that every inch of the room is clean. Use a broom or dusting brush to clean the wall. For sticky spots, you need to apply a small amount of fabric softener to a sponge and then rub it gently.
Sweep the Floors
How to sanitize your floor depends on the materials you plan to use, and the type of floor you have. If you are moving into a home with a carpet, consider hiring a professional cleaning team to do it. For wood floors, they are much easier to clean. Make sure you don’t forget to clean under heating vents too. Sweeping the entire floor is not an easy task but you will be proud of yourself after you’ve finished your floor cleaning work.
The toilet is a very important part of the house, too. You can use any toilet cleaning agent or use lemon and baking soda mix to make the toilet smell fresh. Besides, don’t forget to remove stains on toilet’s surface. Wipe down it with a damp sponge. Scrub the bowl with a toilet brush. At last, flush the toilet.
The cleaning process won’t be so long, just be patient and diligent. After you completing all the steps, enjoy your new clean house!