Moving into a new house can be both exciting and daunting. After all, you want your new home to be welcoming and inviting. A deep clean is the best way to make sure that your home will be in top condition when you move in. Here are some of the best ways to deep clean your house before you move in:
1. Clean the walls and floors
Start by washing the walls with warm, soapy water or an appropriate cleaner for your wall type. Do the same for hardwood floors using a mop and cleaning solution designed specifically for wood floors. For carpets, use a vacuum cleaner designed for carpets if possible, or rent one from a hardware store if necessary.
2. Clean windows and window treatments
Wash windows with a mild detergent and glass cleaner. Dust blinds and curtains, or steam-clean them if necessary.
3. Clean the appliances
Start by cleaning the outside of all large appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers and microwaves. Then use a degreaser to clean inside these appliances, paying special attention to the seals around their doors and any food residue inside them.
4. Clean kitchen cabinets
Use warm soapy water to wash all kitchen cabinets from top to bottom, as well as inside drawers and shelves. Wipe down countertops with an appropriate cleanser for your material type (granite, marble, laminate etc).
5. Clean showers and tubs
Scrub away any soap scum or grime in the bathtub or shower stall. Use a mild cleaner designed for this purpose and an appropriate scrub brush.
6. Clean toilets
Start by cleaning the outside of the toilet with a disinfectant spray. Then use a bowl cleaner to get rid of stains inside the bowl, as well as bleach if necessary to remove tough stains.
7. Dust furniture and surfaces
Move all furniture in each room and dust underneath it first. Then, wipe down all surfaces such as tables and chairs with a damp cloth followed by a soft dry one to prevent streaks.
8. Vacuum floors
Vacuum carpets or rugs thoroughly to remove dirt and dust. Then move to hardwood floors and vacuum them as well, paying special attention to corners and edges where dirt accumulates more easily.
9. Clean the garage
Sweep the floor of your garage with a broom before using a damp cloth or mop for mopping up any grease or oil spots you may find in there. If necessary, use a degreaser for tougher stains.
10. Steam clean carpets
Use a steam cleaner on any carpets or rugs in the house in order to get rid of bacteria or allergens that have accumulated over time due to pets, kids or other activities.
These are 10 of the best ways to save time on daily tasks and to deep clean your house before moving in. By following these tips, you can be sure that your new home will be in top condition when you move in. Good luck!