You have finally closed on your new house and now it’s time to figure out what the next step is. Don’t load up that moving van just yet. This is the perfect time to do a deep clean on your new home.
Begin at the Beginning
It can feel overwhelming to deep clean a brand new house. First, walk through the house taking notes on everything that’s going to need a wipe down or scrubbing. Don’t just look at the big picture of the house, really think about the small things because those are often the most neglected. Ceiling fans, blinds, crown molding, baseboards, and light switches. Having an organized to do list makes you feel a little more in control.
Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty
- Start at the top and work your way down– It might seem like it doesn’t matter where to start your cleaning, but if you want to be most efficient you should start with the top and work your way down. For example, if you clean the top of the fridge first, then clean the kitchen light fixtures and get a bunch of dust on top of the fridge, you’re just going to have to do that all over again. Always do a good vacuum of the whole house right before move in. If you’re in the market for a new vacuum, definitely check out this helpful guide: https://www.reviews.com/vacuum-cleaner/.
- Don’t skip on light fixtures and light switches– It’s tempting to ignore the light fixtures but we recommend taking those apart. Cleaning the globes and replacing all the light bulbs will make a world of difference. You’ll be shocked how much more light is in your room once the glass globes are cleaned. Who doesn’t like to move into a bright house? The light switches will need a quick wipe down with anti-bacterial wipes. If you’re moving in the winter, it’s important to wipe down every surface that the previous owners could have touched. You never know if the previous owners had a cold right before moving out.
- To the windows and to the walls– Stock up on some Windex and get those windows squeaky clean. Make sure to wipe out the inside of the window frame too because bugs collect in there. As far as the walls, do a quick wipe down of the walls. This is especially important if you plan on doing some painting soon. Paint always sticks better to clean walls so why not do a wipe down before furniture gets in the way.
- Break down any leftover appliances– Did the previous homeowners leave any appliances? If so, it’s almost a guarantee that they also left some grime. Break down the fridge, the stove, and the range hood. Stick as many interior parts as you can in the dishwasher or take them outside to spray them down. Be sure to be careful with stainless steel appliances as they tend to streak with some cleaners.
Deep Cleaning the Easy Way
If you don’t have the time, energy, or patience to tackle all of the above plus more, you can always call in service professionals like house cleaners and carpet cleaners to do the work for you. If you’re new to the Flower Mound area or just don’t know who to call be sure to check out our extensive list of trusted tradespeople to find the perfect person.
Still feeling stressed out about what to do after you close on your new house, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 972-829-9040 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.