Moving into a new home is most certainly exciting, but it can also be a little unsettling because you will be somewhere totally new and unfamiliar to you. Nonetheless, Commercial Brokers Australia presents a few things you can do to achieve the once-over so that when the time comes to move in, you’re ready to do so without an inch of apprehension.

The Bathroom

One of the first places in your home that’ll need urgent attention is your new bathroom. It’ll probably take a considerable amount of time too because grime and stained grout typically are more of a challenge to deep clean. Nonetheless, as Nine Honey notes, it’s nothing that some bleach or disinfectant won’t fix. Tackle the toilet first if you want to get the worst job over with, and then you can concentrate on disinfecting the bath, scrubbing the shower floor, and cleaning around the basin.

Moreover, if you spot a stain or two that’s difficult to remove with a simple soap and water solution, then try a combination of vinegar and baking soda that will hopefully work the stain out if left to soak for a few hours or even overnight. Simple DIY cleaners may be preferable to harsher store-bought chemicals.

The Kitchen

Next up is concentrating on the kitchen and what you can do to make it worthy of preparing a meal as soon as possible. Again, this is one of the rooms that might take you that extra bit of time, attention, and effort to get totally right. So it’s best to get started right away so that you can begin moving in all your crockery, cutlery, cooking appliances, fridge, etc.

Here, you’ll want to wipe over everything with a soft cloth to remove any dust, food particles, grease marks, etc. first before you begin a thorough deep clean. Of course, Better Homes and Gardens points out that you’ll want to pay special attention to the oven and remove any grease, grime, and burnt food leftovers with baking soda and vinegar.

The Hallways

Next, you’ll want to tackle hallways, the walls, and any other nooks and crannies that may go unnoticed. For example, be sure to dust away unsightly cobwebs that may be lingering in dark, high corners. Also, if there is an HVAC system present, be sure to give this gentle dust too to reduce the number of floating dust particles in the air which can lead to allergens. You might also want to check inside cupboards, and under shelving or fixed counters for mold residue.

When cleaning anything in your home, make sure you have a good mask to protect yourself. Cleaning kicks up germs and irritants, in addition to causing splashback from any cleaning products you use, and masks can help keep those harmful elements out of your lungs.

Pet-Friendly Cleaning

Perhaps one of the most important things to you in your new home is whether it’s pet-friendly. If you plan on working from home, then be sure to check for any dangling wires that may be lying around, and just anything out of the ordinary that may be harmful to your pet. Also, when spring-cleaning areas that your pet will be hanging around, be sure to use nontoxic chemicals that won’t cause any harm to your pet if it is accidentally ingested.

The Floors

Cleaning the floors will be its own job, especially if you have a lot of floor space to cover! Start the process by dusting. If you haven’t moved items in yet, that step will be much easier. Then, inspect the floors for stray debris and damage. Address those issues next. If the floors are tile, laminate, or even hardwood, start by sweeping. Then, you can use a mixture of ½ cup of bleach to 1 gallon of water to disinfect them.

If the floors are carpet, you’ll need to treat them differently. After dusting and inspecting, do a thorough vacuuming of the room. Start in the middle of the room so that you can work your way out towards an exit, but also vacuum in all four directions to stir up the pile and get a thorough cleaning. If, after you complete your vacuuming job, you are still not satisfied with the look or cleanliness of the carpet, you may want to call in a professional to shampoo it.

Get a Clean Start

It’s best to deep clean your new home before you settle in. Keeping a clean home will help preserve its value for years to come. Not only will this get you off to a good start, it will ensure things are sanitized and ready for your family and pets because you never know what the previous residents could have left behind. Take the time to give everything a good scrub down, from the bathroom counters to the living room carpet and everything in between. You won’t regret it!