Moving to a new home can be both exciting and stressful. While your new place may have looked clean when you went to look at, unfortunately not everything is as it seems. Once the previous occupants have moved out, you should consider taking full advantage of your fresh start and cleaning your new home while it is empty. This is the ideal time to ensure you are moving into a clean, sanitary home. Cleaning before you move also means you don’t have to concern yourself with finding any hidden surprises as you are unpacking; you can simply unpack when the movers arrive and know that your stuff is being placed into a clean home. Here are a few tips on cleaning your new place before you move.
Clean The Bathrooms
Not many people enjoy cleaning the bathrooms, but it is one of the most used rooms in a home, so it is usually the best place to start cleaning. Be sure to have all of your cleaning supplies on hand before starting. It is best to use a cleaner with bleach to scrub the bathroom, especially the toilet. Be sure to clean the shower and tub, making sure you get all of the nooks and crannies where mold and mildew may be hiding. Using a vinegar solution to clean the mirrors and countertops will ensure they are clean and disinfected. If you notice any damage to the caulking around the tub, it’s best to go ahead and re-caulk the area before you move in.
Clean The Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of a home, so you’ll want to ensure that it’s clean and fresh before the movers arrive. The best place to start is with the appliances. If the stove has a cleaning feature, turn it on so it can be cleaning itself while you tackle the other areas of the kitchen. When cleaning the refrigerator, remove all of the shelves and drawers and clean them with soap and warm water. Using warm water and vinegar to wipe out the inside of the refrigerator will help to disinfect it. Once you have tackled the appliances, move on to the cabinets. Starting at the top and working your way down, wipe out all cabinets and drawers with a sanitizing cleaner and don’t forget to clean and sanitize the countertops as well as the faucets and handles.
The bathrooms and the kitchen are usually the most difficult and time-consuming, but they are the most important areas to ensure they are sanitized. Once these two rooms are done, you can move on to the other areas. Using a clean, soft cloth to wipe off all of the lighting fixtures and be sure to dust all of the ceiling fans. If the carpet needs cleaned, this is a good time to go ahead and have it done. Be sure to thoroughly vacuum all carpeting and sweep and mop all tile and hardwood flooring.
When the time comes to move, be sure to contact True Friends Moving for smooth and stress-free moving.