If you are serious about your health and don’t want to deal with flu and cough after moving into a new home, clean it thoroughly.
Every newly constructed home has dust and debris. As such, before moving, consider cleaning it. Also, if you have bought an old house, it is necessary to do a thorough cleaning of the home before settling it.
So, how should you clean your new home to ensure that it is effectively clean?
Cleanzen.com asks to start from the walls, kitchen, floor, carpet, windows, and any furniture that could be in the home.
However, the order you clean the new home also matters.
Here’s how to do it;
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During construction, dust from the roof will cling on the walls. On the other hand, if it is an old home, if the previous owners had toddlers who loved painting, they could have practiced their skills using the walls.
Thus, you need to do a thorough cleaning of the walls during this time when the house is vacant.
Use a mixture of water and vinegar to clean the walls.
You need good lighting. Thus, clean the windows. Dust and mold that have grown on the windows can make your house look dark.
Use vinegar to clean the windows. Or better yet, invest in some handy window-cleaning tools like scrubbers and extension poles to make sure you reach and clean every inch of the window.
A quick tip: it’s always better to clean the windows during a dry and cloudy day as the heat of the sun can quickly dry out your liquid.
Rinse with clean water. Next, dry them properly. A newspaper never frustrates when it comes to drying windows.
There’s much to do when cleaning the kitchen. That is the cleaning of cabinets, fridge, working table, and sinks.
Use steel wool and some soapy water to clean the sink. If it is blocked, baking soda will do good in unblocking it. Then, rinse with clean water.
When cleaning the fridge, also consider the areas around it. Move it and thoroughly clean those areas before cleaning inside of the fridge. Thoroughly clean the fridge drawers as well as racks.
You are yet to move. So, there is not much furniture. Probably what you have is the countertops and cabinets in the kitchen.
Therefore, get to task and clean them. When cleaning counterparts, we recommend that you use vinegar and water.
Mix them at the ratio of 1:1. However, be sure to use vinegar if it won’t tamper with the quality of the surfaces. When dealing with cabinets, use a clean wet towel to wipe them.
A new home could have stains on the floor. Such could be cement or paint stains. Removing these stains could be difficult. So, try steam cleaning.
If, however, the stains are dormant, consider hiring a cleaning service. Nevertheless, if there are no stains, water, and mild soap could do fine.
Also, consider cleaning the carpet (if any). Dirty carpets could be a hiding place for insects and other bacteria.
When cleaning a bathroom and toilet seat, especially if you bought the home, ensure that you use vinegar and baking soda. This helps to kill any bacteria that could be in the bathroom.
Scrub the bathroom floor and the toilet seats thoroughly. Rinse and flush the toilet.