Tips for Cleaning Your New Home

The paperwork is signed and the big day is finally here — you’re finally moving into your new home! While we know you’re probably excited to just unpack and settle in, you need to make sure you’re settling into a clean space. Since you can’t (shouldn’t) rely on a building manager or former tenant to clean up properly, here are a few tips for getting your new home spotlessly clean.

Always Clean Top to Bottom

By starting at the top of a room — the ceiling fans, then cabinets, countertops, and finally the floor — you can save yourself time while cleaning. If you start from the ground up, you’ll end up wiping dust back onto your clean floor, so you’ll give yourself double the work.

Deep Clean Carpets

Even if the former residents of your home vacuumed regularly, that rarely gets rid of dust, pollen, and other pollutants from the deep bowels of your carpet. Hire a professional carpet cleaner or rent a deep carpet cleaner so you know nothing is lurking in your rugs.

Clean Unsuspecting Spots

For each room you go to, you’ll know the obvious spots to clean — the sink and refrigerator in the kitchen, the toilet and tub in the bathroom, for example. But there are other spots that you may not think to clean. For instance:

  • In the Kitchen: Inside the cabinets, the range hood, and inside the microwave.

  • In the Bathroom: Inside medicine cabinets and draws, behind the toilet, and in the shower door track.

  • In Bedrooms: The baseboards, the windows, and the ceiling fan.

Once you’ve your scrubbed your new home thoroughly from top to bottom, you’ll be able to unpack, settle in, and start making your new house a home.

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