Moving house is one of the most exciting things we can do but also one of the most stressful. Before all of the boxes are unpacked and the furniture moved in, you want to prepare your new house as much as possible. Although the previous owners should clean the house before they leave, it is a good idea to go around the house yourself and freshen up the property for your arrival.
Clean before you move in
Don’t try to move in any furniture or boxes before you start to clean. This is probably the last time your house will be completely bare and empty until you move again so take advantage of its state to give it a really thorough move in clean. Moving anything in will only get in your way.
Start at the top and work your way down
Beginning at the top of your house is a good idea if you don’t want dust and dirt being dragged through a room you have already cleaned. Start on the top floor of the house and work your way down to the lower levels. In each room, try to begin with the highest surface, leaving the floor until last.
Make sure you clean those hard to reach places
While your house is empty like this, make an effort to clean the places that will be obscured by furniture or your possessions once you move in. Wash the space where your washing machine will go and clean the floor before you set the fridge on top of it. Not only will this mean that you don’t have to worry about these areas for a while, it will also give your home a really clean, new feel when you finally begin to move in.
Focus on surfaces that get the most dirty
When you move into your new house, you want it to feel as though you are the first to ever live there. To help with this, scrub down all of the surfaces that get dirty the most. Wipe down banisters, light-switches and door handles. Clean the windows so that any grime or dirt is completely removed. Also clean the kitchen thoroughly since appliances like the hob and oven will have been used frequently by previous owners.
If you are moving into a house that is already furnished with kitchen appliances, you need to make sure that any and all dirt or grime from the previous owners is gone. Use a powerful cleaner to really get through the layers of dirt. A scrubbing brush can come in handy for those really hard to clean places. For the oven, apply a proper oven-cleaner for the best results. While it is soaking, move on to the rest of the kitchen to give the solution time to work. Any appliances that are there when you move in, like washing machines and fridges, need to be pulled away from the wall so that you can clean behind and around them. Removing all traces of dirt from your kitchen before you move in will make it seem brand new when you finally cook in there for the first time.
One of the most used rooms in the house is the bathroom. You don’t know the state the previous owners kept it in so the best thing to do is give it a thorough scrub before moving in yourself. Wipe down the bath and sink, and clean the toilet. Use a cloth to scrub the tiles and give your bathroom a fresh, untouched sense.
Cleaning the floors
If there are carpets in the house, it can be a great idea to hire a professional carpet cleaner. But if you want to do them yourself, give all of the carpets a good vacuum to get rid of any dust or dirt that might have settled there. It’s also a good idea to apply a carpet cleaning solution to make the floors really fresh and clean.
So before you move into your new house, give it a thorough clean to erase all traces of the previous owners and really make it your home. If you want a professional move in cleaning service to ease some of the stress of moving and prepare your home for you, contact us for a quote today.