An excellent way to start off life in your new home is by giving it a deep clean. The best way to deep clean your new home is to do it before moving anything in. This way you won’t have to worry about working around furniture and boxes.
There’s a chance that previous owners already had the home cleaned, but it’s still helpful to do your own deep clean to make sure they didn’t miss anything. If you’re moving into a newly constructed home, you may find dust and debris in unexpected places. Deep cleaning your home before moving in will give you a feeling of ownership that will make you feel even more connected to your home.
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Gather Cleaning Supplies
Before cleaning your home, you’ll want to make sure you have all the right cleaning supplies. Make sure you have a vacuum, duster, broom, mop, and bucket. It will also be helpful to have a step ladder to reach high areas.
Don’t forget to pack materials to deep clean your bathrooms. This includes rubber gloves, a toilet brush, toilet cleaner, and an old toothbrush or cleaning brush. Other materials you’ll need for deep cleaning are sponges (both abrasive and non-abrasive), paper towels, and cleaning rags or microfiber cloths. Make sure to also bring whatever cleaning solutions you need. Consider bringing a spray bottle, white vinegar, window cleaner, all-purpose kitchen and bath cleaner, baking soda, etc.
Start From High to Low
The best way to deep clean your home is to start from the highest surfaces of your home and work your way down. Ceiling fans, overhead light fixtures, and shelving don’t get cleaned as often and collect dust. Since the dust will tend to fall on lower levels, it’s best to work your way down. One pro-tip for cleaning your ceiling fan is to use an old pillowcase. Slip it over the fan blade and wipe the dust and debris away from the center.
As you are cleaning each room start at the top with a duster. Clean out any cobwebs or dust from the ceiling. Don’t forget corners. Make sure to dust vents, fans, and light fixtures as well.
Deep Clean the Bathrooms
In the bathroom, wipe down your windows and mirrors with glass cleaner. For windowsills, you can use a general-purpose cleaner. If you come across any mold or mildew anywhere on the window frame, you can try using a bleach cleanser to clean it. The best way to clean blinds and shades are first vacuuming them to remove dust. You can then sponge them with a mix of soap and water to clean off any remaining dirt.
Clean all cabinets and closets by wiping them down inside out with an all-purpose cleaner. Don’t forget to wipe down the hardware, too. Scrub the tub and shower. For any lingering soap scum, you can mix vinegar solution and dish detergent in a spray bottle. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes before wiping it off. Disinfect the toilet and clean the sink area. When cleaning the sink and fixtures, be sure to use non-abrasive cleaners.
Deep Clean the Kitchen
Kitchen walls are often overlooked when getting cleaned. To clean your walls, mix liquid dish detergent and water to scrub and rinse. Then, dry the surfaces with a towel. When cleaning wallpaper, you want to remove the surface dust with a microfiber cloth before wiping down with soap and water. Clean the inside and outside of your cabinets with all-purpose cleaner. If they aren’t already lined, consider laying down shelf liners before loading them with your dishes.
Don’t forget to clean the counters, backsplashes, and major appliances. This includes the stove, oven, and fridge. Scrub the sink and eliminate any odors left behind. You can remove odors by pouring a mixture of baking soda and water down the drain.
Finish Off with the Floors
Once you’re finished deep cleaning the main rooms, finish off with the floors. It’s the perfect finishing touch to make your home feel sparkling clean. You can use a vacuum attachment to clean corners and edges. Then sweep and mop your floors using the appropriate cleaner for each surface.
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It takes a lot of elbow grease to deep clean your new home, and you still have to move everything in. You’ve worked hard and deserve a break. Why not hand off the moving to a white glove moving company like Megan’s Moving? We can handle everything from moving your belongings into your new home to setting everything up. Schedule a consultation with one of our moving experts today!