Whether you’re moving into a house or an apartment, there is always a chance someone lived there before you, and there’s no telling what sorts of germs and parasites they may have left behind. So, giving your new home a deep and thorough cleaning should be a priority before you move in.
However, with all the other obligations you have to deal with when planning a move, it’s hard to find the time and energy to perform a truly thorough move-in cleaning at your new home in Atlanta, let alone in your old one as well. Fortunately, there are some time-tested ways to make this type of cleaning easier. Read on to learn more.
How to make your move-in cleaning easier?
Before moving in, you must have a plan before cleaning your new house. To make things easier for you, we created a simple cleaning guide to help you get started.
1. Inspect the house
Even if your new home looks and smells clean, there can be germs and bacteria lurking around. So, inspect the place, try to find hidden dirty spots, and write them all down. Don’t forget to look under beds, behind furniture, and especially behind kitchen appliances. You’d be surprised how much-hidden grime can be lurking around behind the stove.
Pull out all your kitchen appliances and start scrubbing beneath them. You can use the cleaning product of your choice, soapy water, or baking soda to clean your stove. Remember, sodium bicarbonate(baking soda) is a mild abrasive that can remove stains effectively, without scratching any surfaces. Furthermore, don’t forget to remove the oven racks, clean them, and turn on the oven’s self-cleaning option.
Remove all refrigerator shelves and drawers and clean the inside with a water/vinegar mixture. Also, scrub down all the cabinets, shelves, and counters, and avoid using vinegar on marble. To remove any existing sink odors or prevent clogging, pour a small cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by one cup of vinegar.
Bathrooms should be cleaned and sanitized with utmost attention to detail. You must clean all those hard-to-reach places including under the sink, behind the toilet, and inside all the cabinets.
Other crucial replacements and disinfection processes include:
- Change the toilet seat
- Disinfect the toilet, sink, bathtub, shower, and taps
- Check for any mold
- Remove grime from tiles and grout
- Mop and sanitize the bathroom floor
Once you’ve done cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, it’s time to clean all the remaining rooms in your house. Clean from top to bottom and left to right, and dust all fans and light fixtures. Next, clean all the windows and frames and wipe down all the baseboards.
Make sure you do each of these cleaning tasks in every room, then move on to the next task to make it less time-consuming. Finally, you can finish the cleaning process with the floors. Sweep, vacuum, and then mop the floors. If you have the time, you should also deep-clean the carpets.
Where can I book an expert move-in cleaning in Atlanta?
Professional move-in and move-out cleaners use special equipment and techniques that will keep your new house cleaner for a longer period. They also pay attention to even the smallest details, that the untrained eye can easily overlook. Their special training and experience, when combined with the right equipment will make sure your new home is spotless and ready to admit you and your family.
Whether you live in Atlanta, Duluth, Tucker, Norcross, or Lawrenceville, the professional cleaners at Castle Cleaners are there to help you. Take a break from the stressful moving process and enjoy a family outing to the Stone Mountain Park while we deal with the housework. Give us a call today!