How to Make Sure Your New Home is Spic and Span
Getting the keys to your new house can be an exciting time. However, before you can really feel at home in your new pad, you might have to give it a thorough clean.
Although etiquette suggests the previous owners should have left the place looking shiny and spotless, in reality they may not have had enough time or energy to deep clean. There’s no need to worry though. The following tips will help you ensure your new property is spic and span in no time.
Set to work on the surfaces
A priority when you enter your abode should be getting the frequently used surfaces and fixtures and fittings clean. For example, it’s important to give any toilets, sinks, baths and showers a good once over. You should also focus on equipment like your hob, oven, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher.
In addition, it’s a good idea to clean all the door handles and light switches.
Take the high road
Once you’ve got this essential cleaning out the way, it’s time to take a look at your rooms more generally. When you tackle rooms, always start at the top. There is no point in sweeping or vacuuming your floors to then knock lots of dust down from the ceiling. With this in mind, begin with the highest points and work your way down, finishing with the floors.
Tackle carpet stains
If you’re sticking with the same carpets and rugs that the previous owners left, it’s worth giving them a thorough clean. For general dirt removal, carpet cleaners come in handy. However, for specific stains, you will need the right chemicals.
It’s amazing how much of a difference clean carpets and rugs can make to the overall appearance of rooms.
Pay attention to detail
When you’ve just moved into your home and many of your belongings are still in boxes, you have the perfect opportunity to tackle areas that don’t usually get cleaned. For example, it’s worth pulling out your appliances and cleaning behind them. You can also make sure that the inside of your cupboards are spotless and it’s worth running dusters along your baseboards.
You might also want to give your attic and basement a good clean before you start to fill these spaces with your belongings.
Well worth the effort
The process of buying and selling a home can be stressful and you’ll no doubt find that by the time you set foot in your new property you’re in need of a rest. However, it’s worth making the final push to ensure that your house is spic and span. This will help you to feel relaxed in the space and it means you won’t be living amongst other people’s dirt and grime. Once you’re satisfied that you’ve cleaned your new pad, you can unpack your belongings with much more confidence.
Also, as long as you have the right cleaning products and you’re methodical in your approach, the process needn’t take long at all. Meanwhile, if you really don’t want to get your hands dirty, you can always call the professionals in to do the job for you.