What You Should Clean Before You Move in to Your New Home
Thanks to our friends at Bellhops moving co for writing this post for us.
While your beautiful new home might have looked spotless when you saw it at the open house a few months ago, the truth is that it may not be as clean as you first thought. If you don’t already have a maid service set up to help prepare your property for when you move in, then you might need to invest some elbow grease into getting rid of left-over dirt yourself.
While sanitizing the bathtub and sinks is a good place to start, make sure that you don’t stop there. Before you begin unpacking boxes, make sure that you grab some rubber gloves, empty out your vacuum and tackle the following spaces too.
Ceilings and Light Fixtures
The chances are that you didn’t spend much time looking up at the ceiling when you went to check out the house you were going to buy, so don’t be surprised if you notice a few spiderwebs lurking around in the corners. Inspect the light fixtures, fans, and anything else that’s up high and make sure you use a microfiber cloth to get rid of all excess dust.
If you’re having trouble reaching all the difficult nooks and crannies in your new home, you could always look for gadgets and long-reaching dusters that might make your life easier.
Floors and Carpets
After all of the previous owners’ furniture has been removed from your new home, you’re likely to spot a few cleaning projects that you didn’t notice before. Questionable roommates might have left huge scuffs on the wood floor and simply hidden it under a sofa, or pets might have left their fur (And other things) embedded into the carpet.
Make sure that you thoroughly clean the carpets and floors with solutions that are designed to get rid of grime, stains, and unwanted odors too. If pets did precede you, then you might want to invest in a quick flea treatment.
Ceramic and Wood
Scuff marks, fingerprints, and standard grime can build up over time around your home, particularly if you had youngsters in the building before you were there. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to run over the ceramic and wood in your new house with some bleach or cleaning solution before you officially move in.
This will help to clean even the bacteria left behind that you can’t see and reduce the risk of you catching someone else’s germs.
Appliances and Extras
Unfortunately, you probably didn’t take the time to check out the HVAC vents before you moved into your new home, which means that there’s probably some dirty filters and other problems to deal with before you unpack the family. If you don’t know much about HVAC systems, then it might be a good idea to hire a professional to do this for you.
While you’re checking out the appliances, try to make a list of any other areas you might have forgotten about too, or ask a professional cleaning team to come in and sterilize everything from top to bottom. That way you can rest assured that you’re moving into a beautifully fresh and stain-free property.