The first thing you will want to do when moving into a new home is thoroughly clean before you start settling in. Hopefully, the previous owners left everything at least somewhat decent, but if they didn’t, you'll need to perform a deep clean to make the area safe for you, your family, and pets.
The national moving experts from Affordable Quality Moving & Storage have put together a list of items and rooms you won't want to miss, so your house will be spotless and ready to be turned into your new home!
Clean the Walls
One of the first things you will want to do is clean all the walls in your new home. Although it may not seem like walls get dirty, they collect more dust than you think. You can clean your walls using warm water and nonabrasive all-purpose cleaners. Dip a clean sponge in the water and then gently rub the wall. You can also use a wall mop to reach higher places, like corners where dirt and cobwebs collect.
Deep Clean Your Bathroom
When cleaning your bathrooms, it is essential to scrub the sink, toilet, and showers with a small amount of bleach and water and let them sit for a few minutes. This will help remove sink odors and bacteria that may have stayed behind from the previous occupants.
Clean Your Oven, Cabinets, Sink & More in Your Kitchen
Cleaning your kitchen will be one of the most time-consuming tasks because there are a variety of areas to clean. This includes your oven, cabinets, sink, countertops, and refrigerator. Baking soda and vinegar are great cleaning tools for ensuring your countertops and sink are spotless. Warning: you'll want to avoid these cleaners if you have a marble counter. Next, you will want to remove racks and drawers from your refrigerator and wash them with warm soapy water to ensure they are clean before you start filling it in with food.
Steam Clean Your Carpet & Floors
To make your carpet and floors clean, we recommend renting or hiring someone to steam your floors. Steam cleaning removes tough stains and provides a deep clean, and even gets rid of pet odors and stains. If you’re moving into a home with carpet, consider hiring a professional cleaner. If your previous occupants claimed they already had the carpets cleaned, you will want to do a thorough vacuum. Make sure to clean under heating vents and appliances.