A new home is like a fresh beginning. Give your new home a deep, thorough clean before you move heavy furniture and other items in, or unpack all of your personal belongings. You won’t need to do all the work yourself. New house cleaning can be a difficult task, whether you are moving out or in.
If your home is clean and smells good, it doesn’t necessarily mean that there aren’t hidden germs and bacteria. Why not clean it before moving in your furniture and other belongings? Take advantage of this opportunity to get your new home super clean using our tried and tested tips for cleaning a new house.
New Home Cleaning Book
Here are some key points that would be on our new house cleaning check list if we wrote a book.
Plan your day
You need to have a plan in place before you can deep clean your new home. We use our 22-Step Cleaning System and team cleaning method to achieve the most thorough, deep cleaning. Our plan for cleaning a new home begins at the entrance and moves clockwise. Cleaning should be done from left to right, and then top to bottom. This will allow dust and other debris to fall to the floor and can be vacuumed or swept up at the end.
Let the Light Shine
Light fixtures and shades which are not washable should be dusted or wiped down. In the bathtub or sink, wash plastic or glass light globes with warm soapy water. Ceiling fans can be cleaned with a vacuum attachment or a damp cloth. Remove blinds, soak them with soapy water in a bathtub and scrub off any accumulation. Allow them to drip dry outside or in the shower if it is warm enough. If your windows are extremely dirty, clean them with soapy water. Otherwise, you can use vinegar and water to give them a streak-free finish.
Walls to be washed
Clean the walls if the previous owner hasn’t painted in a while and you do not plan to. You can test a small section to make sure that you don’t damage the paint or texture of your walls. Use a soft, clean cloth and mild soap with warm water to remove cobwebs and dust. Then use a mixture of water and vinegar or water and vinegar on the walls. Vinegar, a natural, safe, and effective cleaner, can eliminate most molds, bacteria, and odors. Focus on the baseboards, moldings, door frames and light switches.
Clean the Kitchen
Remove your appliances, and clean them thoroughly behind and underneath. To clean your stovetop, use hot soapy water and baking soda. Baking soda has a mild abrasive effect that removes stains without scratching surfaces. Remove the oven racks, and wash them with soapy water. Self-cleaning ovens can be activated.
Remove refrigerator shelves and drawers and wash them with hot soapy water. You can also use a mixture of water and vinegar to clean the inside. Use vinegar to clean cabinets, shelves and counters. Do not use it on marble. Pour 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 cup white vinegar down the drain to get rid of sink smells and prevent clogging.
You’ll need to clean those hard to reach places like under the sink, in the medicine cabinet and behind the toilet if you want your bathroom to be really clean. Baking soda and vinegar paste can be used to clean tiles, sinks, and tubs. It also removes soap scum. Use a vinegar/water mix to clean glass shower doors. Keep the shower door and any windows open, and activate the exhaust vent after you are done. This will minimize moisture accumulation.
Cleaning Hard Floors and Carpets
Consider hiring a carpet cleaner or spot-cleaning carpets to remove pet hairs, odors and germs. Sweep floors, clean under heating vents. You can wash most surfaces with mild soap and warm water. However, you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your flooring type.
New House Cleaning Tips from the Professionals
We’re happy for you to use either our tips or our move in cleaning in Auckland when cleaning your new home.
Our recurring maid services can make your home cleaner and healthier more often once you have moved in. We can clean your home every week, biweekly or monthly.