Are you planning a move and want to have everything clean before your arrival at your new home? Well, it is necessary to get organized in order to carry it out in the most efficient way possible. Learn how to leave your home neat and tidy with these helpful tips.
Clean the dust
Dusting is the first step in getting your apartment clean. Starting with fans, lights, shelves and door frames. By working the high areas first, you are sure to get most of the dust out. To clean the fan and lights and prevent all the dust from falling on the floor, try using a pillowcase to deposit the dust there and then throw it outside or in the trash can.
Next stop: Bathrooms
After taking care of the dust, the best place to go next is the bathroom. Start with the mirrors, then the sink, followed by the toilet and shower or tub area. Use a solution mixing two parts vinegar and one part water and apply with a microfiber cloth or paper towels.
Try to clean the bathroom drawers as well. Protect them with plastic liners, same as toothbrushes and other hygiene items so that they do not come into contact with other surfaces that may be dirty when they are moved.
The kitchen represents one of the places that deserves the most attention. Most likely you will want to start with the oven: it is a possibility that the previous tenants may have left it dirty. Take the opportunity to check if the oven has a self-cleaning function, this will save you from deep cleaning and you will only have to complement it once the oven is finished. For this purpose, a powerful oven cleaning chemical is the best option. Use gloves when using the cleaner and let it sit for 15 minutes before removing it.
To finish off the kitchen, you can use household cleaners: an all-purpose cleaner is perfect for countertop surfaces. A simple drain cleaner will remove food residue in the garbage disposal. Use the same all-purpose cleaner to clean cabinets and cupboards.
Take care of the floor
Floors are the last place you should focus on cleaning, as dirt, dust or debris from other surfaces can get on the floor during general cleaning. Sweep or vacuum the floor throughout the house, paying particular attention to the places where you will be placing your furniture, as these spots will be more difficult to clean later.
If you have wooden floors, now is the perfect time to polish them. You can use a microfiber cloth or mop and a bottle of polish to make them shiny again. Such cleaning products, as well as those mentioned above, can be easily found in any store that sells household items.
Vinegar is not only used to clean bathroom surfaces, you can also use it while cleaning the floor of your house. Once the floors have been swept and vacuumed, add 3 parts vinegar to 4 parts water in a container and proceed to mop the floor to disinfect it in an environmentally friendly way without putting your health at risk by using harsh floor chemicals.