To feel that your new home is already yours, it is important to do a good cleaning before moving out. There are some excellent cleaning strategies you can follow to make sure your new place is impeccable.
Remember that here at Five Start Removals you can ensure the whole moving out procedure is completed without any drawbacks that can make you waste time.
First of all, you should always start cleaning from the top down. Removing dust from walls and ceilings before cleaning the floors will be more useful, because you prevent dirt from falling and you avoid having to clean twice.
It is advisable to clean the new house before moving
Focus all your efforts on cleaning the parts that will be occupied or that will be inaccessible for cleaning once you have made the move. The most accessible places also have to be part of your cleaning plan
When you move to a new place, you want to feel that your new house or apartment is truly yours. Cleaning the house is the first step to apply the philosophy of “new house, new life”. Before carrying all your things, corroborate that there are no odours, dirt, cobwebs or dust. Although it is common for previous occupants to leave the house clean before leaving, it is not strictly enforced. If your new house is not completely clean, do a thorough cleaning before moving your things, because, once everything is in place, it will be much more complicated. These are some tips to clean your new home:
Clean the new house from the top down
Imagine if, after going over the floor, you clean some shelves and dust falls on the newly waxed floor. To avoid double work, first clean the roof and then everything below. Remove cobwebs and dust from roof joints, shelves and other high surfaces with a rag or broom. Once everything is clean, you should broom the floor.
Put additional effort cleaning those parts of the house you’re not likely to clean frequently
How many times have you cleaned the walls of your house? Try to think of the places you will not clean again soon and clean them before moving. Nothing better than an impeccable house to create new memories. Some of the parts of the house that tend to be cleaned less often are:
- Places behind large appliances or furniture
- Interior of the cupboards
- Sockets and mouldings
- Breaths and fans
Clean the surfaces with which there is a lot of contact
It is difficult to feel that the removal is a new beginning if you feel there is dirt around! The surfaces with the most contact are usually those with the most use marks of the previous inhabitants. If you want to do a deep cleaning, concentrate on the following:
- Appliances (kitchen, oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine)
- Toilet, bathtub, shower, sink and basin
Don’t forget the windows
Prepare a special cleaning solution for windows by mixing a part of distilled white vinegar and a part of water in a spray bottle. Add a drop of dishwashing liquid detergent and shake well. Spray the entire window with the cleaning solution. Leave it there for one or two minutes.
Clean the windows with an old sheet of newspaper or with paper towels. Change them often so that you always use a sheet of newspaper or a clean paper towel. Remove the streaks located on the glass by applying a little more of the cleaning solution you prepared and cleaning with a paper towel. You will have to rub with energy in some areas.
Wash and clean the windows of the rooms first, as they are usually the highest areas that you will have to attend.
Cleaning the bathrooms
Clean the tub and shower with a cleaning sponge and a mixture of one cup of white distilled vinegar, one drop of dishwashing detergent and one gallon (3.79 litres) of hot water. If you prefer, use bleach with chlorine instead of vinegar, just do not forget that vinegar is safer to use than chlorine and disinfects any surface.
Clean the toilet with vinegar, cleaning solution and a sponge. Make sure you go over the area under the edge and behind the tank. Sprinkle some baking soda on a damp sponge and rub the entire surface of the tub and sink to make them shine. Rinse the baking soda with water and dry with paper towels to remove the streaks.
Prepare a cleaning solution for windows with a part of distilled white vinegar and a part of water mixed in a spray bottle. Add a drop of dishwashing liquid detergent to the bottle and shake well. Spray the mirrors and the crystals and quickly rewash them with paper towels or old newspapers. Also spray the hardware, handles and accessories and clean them in the same way to make them shine.
Scrub the floor with a cleaning sponge and some of the vinegar solution used in the previous
Step 1. Vinegar is safer to use on floors than most commercial household cleaning products. If you prefer, you can use a mop, but cleaning by hand will make it easier to clean areas of difficult access. If the tile grout is dirty, prepare a paste with a few drops of water and baking soda, and then apply it to the joints directly on top of the grout. Rub with an old toothbrush and rinse.
Cleaning the kitchen
Clean all kitchen surfaces with a cleaning sponge and a mixture of one cup of white distilled vinegar and one drop of dishwashing detergent in one gallon (3.79 litres) of hot water. Apply a little baking soda directly on a damp sponge and clean the inside of the refrigerator and stove. Sodium bicarbonate is a very healthy and effective deodorant. If the devices are new, this step may not be necessary.
If the kitchen has hardwood floors, forget the vinegar and instead use Murphy’s brand oil soap.
Here at Five Star Removals we will be happy to assist you and help you complete your removal efficiently.