Congratulations on your new home! Now that you’ve bought your new home, you’re probably itching to move in, unpack, and get settled. However, don’t let your anticipation of living in the new home get the best of you. There is one more step you need to take before settling into your new home – thorough cleaning.
Even though you’re moving into a newly built home, you will need to clean it before moving your family in. Because of the nature of construction, dirt, sawdust, and regular dust will be virtually everywhere after the home is complete.
Now before jumping head first into the project, you need to make sure you have everything you need, line up your tasks, and clean up the most important areas first.
Equipment and Supplies
To streamline the cleaning process, you need to have all of the equipment and supplies in place before starting with cleaning. A few of the most common items used in cleaning a newly built home are listed below:
Dish soap, Sponge and Bleach
Duster, Furniture Polish, and Feather Duster
Towels and Rugs
Broom or Soft-bristled brush
First things first. Start by getting all of the construction debris and trash out of your home. These things are nothing but hindrances that will just get in your way, muddling the process.
Prioritise. Separate all of the pre-cleaning tasks into activities with a start and end. Rank these tasks by order of importance, setting which tasks you need to finish and the ones that can wait. For instance, your walls, windows, floors, cabinets, and counters need to be cleaned before any of your furniture or things arrive. You need to be able to wait to clean your guest bathroom or laundry room until after moving in.
It’s best to finish all the heavy-duty cleaning before attempting to start the whole house cleaning. Wipe the cupboards and counters, removing all the saw dust with a dry duster. Start with the ceiling removing all dust from everything. Next, use a vacuum to remove the dust and debris that may fly into other rooms and make the space dirtier.
After the construction of your home, vacuum the floors instead of sweeping, which can just fling the debris everywhere. Since vacuum cleaners have a setting precisely for hard surfaces, you ought to vacuum the floors every day and mop them at least every other day.
After removing all the dust, you can meticulously clean and sanitise your new home. Gather paper towels, a bucket of bleach water, and sponge for your final cleaning. Wipe everything carefully with the bleach water and sponge to make sure everything is clean. Make sure the paint is dry before using this solution because it can ruin the paint otherwise.
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There you have it. Remember to be thorough when cleaning your home for the first time. Always use the right tools and exercise caution when cleaning newly painted or treated surfaces. Once again, congratulations on your new home!