Guide to cleaning your new home before moving in

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One of the things that you will need to think about during a move is cleaning your new home. But how to do it properly and when? Of course, the best timing for this is before your residential movers arrive with your belongings. The home will be completely empty and you will have the opportunity to tackle even the most hidden spaces. If, on the other hand, you wait for your belongings to come, the situation will be much different. Therefore, try to organize a day or two for cleaning before the boxes and furniture fill up your new household, and make your new home shine as if it’s really new.

Try to organize the cleaning of your new household while it is still empty

As mentioned above, the best time for cleaning your new home is before the movers arrive. However, sometimes it can be difficult to visit the new home before the actual move. For example, when you are moving long distance. However, even in that case, you should try to organize household cleaning while it is empty. Talk to your Tennessee long distance movers, seen when they are planning to arrive, and try to get there at least a few hours before them. This can be pretty exhausting, but it is your only chance to clean your new home while it is completely empty. You will not get a second one any time soon.

Empty home and a large window
The best time to clean your new home is while it’s empty

Prepare proper cleaning supplies before you head over to your new home

Of course, when you are preparing for a cleaning battle, you will need proper weapons.  If you are moving to Atlanta, for example, there are many different places where you can get proper cleaning gear. However, before you go shopping it is important to prepare a list. Without it, you will surely forget something. And if you are rushing to finish before your movers arrive you will not have time to go back to the store. Find ideas for cleaning supplies down below.

The list of cleaning supplies you need to prepare for cleaning your new home

  • Glass cleaner for cleaning your new home’s mirrors and windows
  • Lint roller
  • Extendable duster
  • Toilet brush
  • Grout and tile cleaner
  • Grout brush
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Oven cleaner
  • A pack of scrubbing sponges
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • A few lemons
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Two buckets
  • Rags or chamois mop
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Household ladders

How to clean your new home

The order in which you will conduct your cleaning is also very important. You cannot start with floors, as they will get dirty when you move on to other parts of the home. Also, you will have a constant need of entering a bathroom to clean the rags, refill the buckets and so on. Leave it for the end. Instead, start with ceilings and windows. Next, tackle your living area, bedroom, and kid’s room. Move on to the kitchen. Finally, finish by cleaning the bathroom and floors.

A new kid's room
Clean your kid’s room after you finish with ceilings

Cleaning your new home’s ceilings and windows

When you are cleaning your new home, start with ceilings. Use the extendable duster to wipe the dust and spider webs of it. Use the ladders to get to the chandeliers, light bulbs, ceiling fans, and shelves. You shouldn’t worry much about pushing the dirt on the surfaces below as you will do them later in the process. Just be careful while you are up high. If you have a helper, let him hold your ladders. When you wipe the dust of the ceilings, wash the windows. This might be the most dangerous part of the process. Especially if your new home is somewhere on high floors. If there are some surfaces that you cannot reach, better call professional widow cleaners than to risk your life.

Cleaning living room, bedroom, and kids room

After the ceilings in all rooms are done, move on to cleaning your living area, bedroom and kids room. If there are beds and wardrobes and other furniture from previous tenants use appropriate cleaning products to sanitize them. Be especially thorough in your kid’s room. If you want to help your kids to settle into a new home easily, it is important to make it clean and sanitized.

How to clean your new home’s kitchen

You will probably have a lot of work in the kitchen area. Especially if it’s equipped with appliances and kitchen cabinets. If your kitchen is not new, you will have the most trouble with the oven. Luckily, there are products specially intended for this purpose. However, they usually need some time to work. Therefore, the first thing to do is to spray the cleaning product in the oven and let it do its work while you are cleaning kitchen counters, shelves, and the fridge.

Sanitize your new bathroom

The last room to clean in your new home is the bathroom. By now this is probably one messy place. Of course, your main targets should be the tub and the toilet seat. Especially if the previous tenants didn’t clean them thoroughly. Scrub the bathtub relentlessly. Use sanitizers to kill all the germs. And use the appropriate product to remove the limescale. The toilet seat is better to replace. They cannot be cleaned so thoroughly, and they are not expensive. Scrub the tile walls and floors, and you are done.

Cleaning the floors of your new home

Finally, you only need to clean the floors and you are done. Luckily there are many good products for cleaning floors, and with the help of a good floor mop, the task should’ be so hard. The only thing you need to worry about is not to make wooden floors too wet. Also, be careful, not to leave your wet floor mop on the laminate as it will suck the moisture quickly.

Floor mop on laminate
Do not leave a wet mop on laminate when cleaning your new home

Clean your new home before movers arrive

Remember, cleaning your new home is much easier when it is empty. Try to organize the cleaning before the movers arrive, and you will have a much easier task.