Does getting your new home into a livable condition have you stressed? When you thought about moving into your new home, you probably didn’t imagine how much work simply cleaning it can be.
You can stop stressing now! With the help of this blog, you’ll get your home ready for move-in day in just five steps.
The best order to clean: Start high and work your way down
The most efficient way to clean a new house—despite the specific room—is going from the top and following down.
For example, you can start cleaning the ceiling fans and tops of the counters, dust the next level shelves and furniture, and follow down until the floor’s the only thing left to clean.
Step 1. Disinfect the bathroom
Always start with the bathroom. This task can be more tiring than others, so you may get the impulse to leave it for later. Don’t do that! Your bathroom is always the place in your home that gets more use, and you’ll need to use it sooner than the rest of the rooms.
So, start disinfecting the toilet and sink—you can use soapy water, vinegar and baking soda, or a disinfectant. Then, keep going with the shower and bathtub.
Step 2. Clean the appliances
Unless you want to live off take-out forever, you will need to get your kitchen ready to cook eventually. Scrubbing with soapy water and a sponge should be enough to take care of this!
You can go in whatever order, but starting with the fridge is best if the house already has kitchen appliances. This way, you will have a place to store your groceries as soon as you move in.
Then, you can follow with the sink, oven, and microwave in whichever order works best for you.
Step 3. Wash the windows
The windows can get fogged and dusty even if your home has never been inhabited. That’s no way to enjoy your new view!
So, get washing those windows. All it takes is a clean cloth, soapy water, and a little of your time—wipe the windows in a Z-pattern to avoid streaks.
Step 4. Dust closets and cabinets
Do you want to start unpacking? Then, it would help if you prepared the storage spaces. Otherwise, you risk having your things get dirty or dusty just for putting them away.
Don’t worry! Dirtying your things right after unpacking them is very easy to prevent; grab your duster or a clean cloth and wipe the insides of your closets and cabinets.
Step 5. Clean the floors and walls (Planning the house’s layout)
For most homeowners, the most fun part about moving is giving the new home their personal touch. Well, cleaning your floors and walls can get you well on your way to decorating!
Start by looking for stains on the walls to clean them with a damp sponge or a magic eraser. If you prefer and have the time, you could also dust the entire walls—you won’t have a better chance!
Then, take advantage of the unfurnished house to sweep, mop, and wipe the floors without anything getting in the way. While you do this, you can start planning where your furniture, photos, or paintings will go.
Let us get your house ready for move-in day
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