It’s no secret that moving into a new home can get quite stressful. You need to take into account a great number of details while switching homes, which can be time and energy-consuming. Besides the endless planning and packing, getting your new space spick and span before you move in is an endeavor that should not be taken lightly.
And yet, there’s no better way to start fresh than to move into a spotless new home. Of course, to make your move easier and significantly less stressful, you can always outsource this part of your move to professional move-in cleaners in Honolulu. However, if you do decide to roll up your sleeves and take matters into your own hands, here’s what you should know in order to do it efficiently.
What should you clean first in a new house?
The amount of effort you’ll have to invest will depend greatly on the type of house you’re moving into. That being said, even a brand new home might need some drudgery. For instance, you may need to clean the dust and debris left from recent construction work.
On the other hand, when moving into an already owned home, chances are that the previous tenants have left you with dirt lurking in many different places. Luckily for you, the following steps can be applied to all of these situations and even be used in your regular cleaning routines.
1. Always start at the top
The smartest and most efficient way to do a thorough cleaning is to always begin from the top. By doing it this way, you’ll cause all the excess dirt to fall down to the floor while cleaning, enabling you to easily vacuum it later on.
Using a long-handled duster, you can clean any cobwebs, dust, or dander from the ceiling, corners, light fittings, fans, and vents. Also, your telescopic vacuum wand or the end of a broomstick can help you reach high or hard-to-access areas.
The top-to-bottom rule applies to all the rooms in the house and also to cleaning all the furniture, such as shelves and bookcases.
2. Be careful with dust
Dust, allergens, and other fine particles constantly float through a home’s air and no cleaning technique can remove them completely. However, wiping your surfaces using a damp cloth or a microfiber duster will trap the dust and prevent it from lingering in the air before eventually landing back on your surfaces.
3. Don’t forget the details
Cleaning your new home before you move in is a great opportunity to take care of a range of minor tasks before you bring in your belongings. Make sure to:
- Wipe the interiors of all cabinets and closets
- Clean the insides and outsides of all major household appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, or dishwashers
- Thoroughly scrub the sinks and sanitize the toilets
- Finely clean the faucets and drains
- Wipe all door handles, towel racks, paper holders, and switch plate covers.
4. Clear the floor at the end
Save cleaning the floor for the end. After all the hard work you’ve done with the rest of the house, the floors will probably be much dirtier than when you even started. Vacuum the floor first and then mop it, and voila! You’ve got yourself a clean house!
Where can I find reliable move-in cleaners in Honolulu?
The process of moving to a new home can be extremely overwhelming. If you simply can’t find the time to thoroughly clean your new place before you move in, don’t hesitate to contact Maid in Oahu. We will match you with cleaning experts who specialize not only in move-in cleaning services, but can also help you make your moving-out cleaning less stressful.
Book a cleaning service in less than a minute and enjoy a calming walk along Ala Moana Beach while the professionals make your new home squeaky clean and ready for you to settle in