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How to Clean Your New Home Before You Move In

By · April 18 2021
How to Clean Your New Home Before You Move In

A clean new home will surely give you the feeling of happiness and excitement in occupying your new living space. Therefore, cleaning should be part of every home move. Whether you are moving to a newly built house or a house with previous occupants, you definitely want to make sure it’s deeply cleaned. You have an option to clean your new home after moving in or you can clean before your removalist delivers your belongings. The latter is preferable since there is still no furniture and appliances around, so you don’t need to exert more effort to move the things when cleaning, making your task easier. 

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But if you don’t know where to start, we have put together a guide for you to know how to clean before moving into your new house. 

Start from top to low

Dust can be found everywhere at home, not only in your floors but also at the surface of your furniture, ceiling fans and overhead lighting fixture which you obviously seldom cleaned. If you plan to do a deep clean in your new home, you should start at the top of each room and work your way down. This is because high up features will scatter dust and dirt into the space below them, making the area below dirty. Of course, you don’t want to clean your floors again and again.

Clean each room by importance

Before you start cleaning, list all your rooms and sort each on what you need the most instantly after arriving in your new home. Create a checklist to help ease your cleaning tasks and to avoid forgetting any chore that you need to do. Be sure to follow this checklist in order.


You need to start in the bathroom. This is the room that everyone will surely use once the last box of your belongings was delivered by your removalist Perth or removalists Adelaide. Make sure to do a thorough cleaning and disinfection since this area is considered the most germ-filled place. You should start cleaning the ceiling, vents or extractor fan as this may accumulate a lot of dust. Next, wipe the walls, fixtures and doors with some all-purpose cleaner. Then, scrub down the toilet with a brush and if possible, use a sponge to clean its sides and base. Lastly, use some disinfectant spray to completely make your bathroom squeaky clean.


The next space that you will surely use is the kitchen. If your new home comes with pre-installed kitchen appliances, make sure that you meticulously clean each item to avoid any contamination to your food that you will store and prepare.     


Start by removing the oven racks and place them in a sink filled with soapy water. If you are planning to use an oven cleaner, spray it with the cleaner and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. While waiting, clean the rest of the kitchen. If you are ready to proceed, scrub the oven down with a microfiber sponge or other abrasive tools to remove stubborn grimes. But if you want to clean without using chemicals, you can also use a paste of baking soda and vinegar.


Check the back of the fridge and vacuum if necessary, to remove all the dust is collected. For the inside and surface, wipe it with a mixture of hot water and a small amount of soap. Then rinse off the soap by wiping it once more with only clean water. You also have the option to use a mixture of 1 part baking soda and 7 parts of water if you don’t want to use soap.  

Cabinets and countertops

You can just easily dust and wipe down cabinets with a soft cloth on all surfaces, inside and out with an all-purpose cleaner.


To get rid of the stains, use a cleaning paste of baking soda and vinegar then scrub the stainless-steel sink with steel wool. Once stains are removed, a mixture of water and lemon juice will suffice to have a shiny sink.

Deal with the rest of the space

Now, it’s time to clean the remaining room at home from top to bottom and left to right. Clean light fixtures and switches, the tops of your doors, fans, windows and frames, closets, etc. You can use a vacuum for some of those areas and wipe the surface using a damp cloth with some all-purpose cleaner. Do each task in all the rooms after moving on to your next task which will totally save your time.


Lastly, clean your floors which accumulated a lot of dirt and dust when your moving company came inside and out of your home while placing each item in each room and from cleaning the high up features. You also need to remember if previous occupants own a pet, you need to remove furs and eliminate any urine smell.

If you have wooden tile, you can simply vacuum to get rid of dirt from the corners and sweep all remaining dirt. Then, mop the floor and use products that are gentle to wood tile. On the other hand, if your floor is carpeted, steam cleans it. If possible, buy a steam cleaner, or rent one. If you don’t have time, you can call in professional help to ensure that your carpet is deeply and properly cleaned.

Lastly, once your removalists completely unload your belongings, disinfect and clean your rooms once more but this will be a little work to do. 

Following these steps will let you know how to deep clean your home before moving in. This way, you can start your new life with a clean, safe and ready life not only for you but for your entire family.

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