Moving into a new home or apartment can be one of the most exciting times in your life. A new space can lead to new opportunities and new outlooks all because of a fresh new space to call your own. On the other hand, it is also safe to say moving can be the cause of a lot of stress and anxiety. After the initial excitement of a new adventure subsides, we forget about the not so fun parts of moving, such as scheduling, packing, cleaning, unpacking, expenses, and the general disruption of our day-to-day schedules.
Whether you opt to be your own cleaner or hire a temporary cleaning service, deep cleaning is a necessity, especially if your soon to be home is not a newly constructed space. Consider these quick tidbits for getting your new home looking and feeling sparkly clean.
Think about it. What is potentially the worst part of spring cleaning? If your first thought was moving around all your belongings to get the nooks and crannies of your home, you are not alone. Your new home is completely empty, when will you ever have another opportunity like this to clean every inch of your space without having to declutter and move furniture around?
Our Pro Tip: take extra advantage of this opportunity to deep clean your space quick and easy.
The kitchen is where most messes are created. Deep cleaning the kitchen is a must to make your kitchen your own. Rid your new kitchen of the previous resident’s food residue. The last thing you want is for your kitchen to have the lingering icky, sticky, and maybe smelly remnants of previous occupants. Always start with a deep clean to remove bacteria from food particles that were left behind. If you’re moving into a home that already has appliances such as a refrigerator, stove, or microwave, you should give those a little extra attention. Don’t skip the little places such as behind the refrigerator, on top of your refrigerator, and even your dishwasher, yes, your dishwasher. You may think that washing a dishwasher would be pretty pointless because it’s essentially self-cleaning; however, over time, grease, soap scum, and food debris can build up reducing its effectiveness. Doing a thorough cleaning ensures all appliances are sanitized and functioning at their maximum potential.
Our Pro Tip: if it seems particularly difficult to remove those tough grease stains, heat it up, and wiping away will become easy. Use a hairdryer to heat up the spot and a warm, damp cloth to clean up the mess.
When you finish your kitchen, move on to the bathrooms. Bathrooms are the most used rooms in a house which results in lots of bacteria in a small space. Let’s think about this for a second, the bathroom is used for a lot of things but one of the main purposes is to clean ourselves. The bacteria that we have gathered on our persons throughout the day are all brought into the bathroom to get rid of. Typically, every inch of the bathrooms is used regularly, which gathers thousands of bacteria, and within an hour that bacteria multiplies to millions. So be sure to scrub down everything. This includes the shower, the tub, the sink, the toilet, and always end your cleaning session with extra attention to the floor, which has been proven to be the dirtiest part of a bathroom.
Our Pro Tip: an affordable (and personally more effective) sanitizing product is a DIY bleach solution. Simply add ½ cup bleach to a gallon of water and use it as an all-purpose cleaner. Rinse with warm water and let it air-dry. A simple bathroom hero!
After buying a new home you may come to realize that dust, dirt, and bacteria can lurk in many places. One place a lot of residents forget about is the window areas. The little crevices of a window often make cleaning difficult and dust hard to detect. Having clean windows can make a positive impact on your health and simply look easier on the eyes. To clean the inside and outside thoroughly, first start with removing the dirt and dust. This can be easily done with a simple vacuum and damp cloth. After, pick the right cleanser for your window and blinds type, spray a generous amount and let it sit before wiping away.
Our Pro Tip: to detect window streaks easily, wipe horizontally on one side of the window, and vertically on the other. This way you will know whether the problem is on the outside or inside and you can save yourself a few minutes of cleaning time.
If anybody in your family is allergic to pets, deep cleaning is a must. If the previous family owned pets, you will be able to see it right away in an open space and clean it instead of hiding it under the furniture. In an open room, pet fur and stains are easily detectable. When doing a deep cleaning of these areas, you will also be cleaning saliva and dander that are not as easy to detect with the naked eye. Also, if anybody in your household is prone to seasonal allergies, a vacuum and deep clean of the house will wash away pre-existing allergens.
Doing a deep cleaning of your new space almost forces you to do a thorough investigation of every inch of your home. This is the best time to spot any issues that may need repairs. If you recently bought a new home, you can make these repairs before or as soon as you move in so the first few months in your new house are as stress-free as possible. And for the renters, this is the best time to spot any issues you can report to your landlord. If it is serious, you can get it repaired right away. On the other hand, if it’s just a small crack in a window or scratch on the floor, you can get it accounted for beforehand so it won’t affect your deposit in the future when you decide to leave.
To make life a little easier, City Wide Cleaning Services is here to help during stressful times. Our staff has years of experience, equipped with the tools and knowledge to sanitize every inch of your new home. As a company, we understand your needs and are here to provide convenience in your hectic schedule. Hire a professional cleaning service you can trust to get the job done right the first time. Our unmatched, cutting-edge, UV-C cleaning technology optimizes the time it takes to clean while also going green. Contact us today for a free custom quote and learn more about how we can help you ease your nerves so you can fully absorb all the best parts that come with moving!