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.
Do you have other tips on how deep clean your home on moving day? Share with us in the comment section below!