Deep Cleaning Your Home On Moving Day

Getting ready to move into a new place? Getting your new place ready is more than moving boxes and placing everything how you want to, you also should have a fresh and clean home to move into on that special day. Here are tips for you to deep clean your new home on moving day:

  • Start in the bathrooms: First step is to replace the toilet seat covers. Then you’ll want to clean behind the toilets, clean out the shelves of the medicine cabinets (if there are any), and make sure you give the bathtub and shower a good scrub down.
  • On to the kitchen: Remove the top knobs of your stove and give it a deep clean. Then, wipe down the counters, kitchen appliances and inside the refrigerator. If your oven doesn’t have a self-cleaning feature, you’ll also want to wipe out the oven. The biggest part of cleaning the kitchen is cleaning out the cabinets. Wipe down the shelves and drawers, and if you’re considering using a liner, this would be the time to put those in.
  • Wash the walls: If you’re going to do this, make sure you are using a safe cleaner for that particular surface. And don’t ignore the molding along the tops and corners of the wall.
  • Dust: Dust doorknobs, light fixtures, tops of the doors, window sills and anything else you can think of. The last thing you want in your home is a place covered in dust mites.
  • Wash windows: When you’re washing windows, don’t forget the window panes and screens that are notorious for catching dirt.
  • Carpets: Before you move in your furniture, you’ll want to give your carpets a fresh, clean scrub down. You can do this yourself by renting a steam cleaner or paying a professional carpet cleaning service to do the work for you.
  • Vinyl or tile floors: Sweep up and mop down those floors, getting in between the nooks and crannies to make sure they are spick and span.
  • Hardwood floors: Use a cleaner that is designed to clean hardwood floors. Each wood grain is different, so use something specific to your flooring. Avoid using wax, oil, ammonia, cleaner that is silicone-based, as well as water.

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Fall Decorating Tips for Your Home

Happy first day of fall! What better way to welcome the season than with cooler temperatures, hot apple cider by the fire and, of course, fall-themed décor. With these decorating tips, your home will be autumn ready:

  • Bring the outdoors to your front door: Decorate your front door with a fall wreath made with fall foliage you’ve picked yourself or purchased at a craft store, adorn the steps with pumpkins and gourds, or put together a flower arrangement.
  • Rustic charm with firewood: Firewood isn’t meant for only making your home warm. You can also use it as stand to hold other decorations in place or as a serving platter—get creative! Make sure you clear off small twigs and branches, and brush off and bugs or spiders before bringing the wood inside.
  • Fresh flowers: Sunflowers, mums, chrysanthemums, and many more fall flowers are ready and waiting to be arranged into something beautiful. Use a vase or make your own to add a little floral charm to your fall-themed home.
  • Fall hues: No need to repaint your furniture, but if you can bring in some accessories colors such as a deep red, a bright orange or a golden yellow to get your home in the spirit of fall.
  • Candles: Fill up hurricanes or lanterns with fall-themed décor such as acorns, coffee beans or candy corn. Make sure the candle doesn’t burn below the filler.
  • Make over your mantel: Get creative with your mantel. String fall foliage across your mantel. You can also decorate it with miniature pumpkins or a vase filled with decorative branches.

Do you have other tips for decorating your home for the fall? Share with us in the comment section below!

 

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