My husband and I recently bought our first home and we are so excited to grab those keys and move on in! But before we start unpacking, we’re planning to do a good DEEP CLEAN of our new pad. Now don’t get me wrong, the past owners took phenomenal care of the house (even our home inspector was impressed!). However, there’s just something about starting with a fresh, clean slate in a space that makes it well worth any extra effort. Plus, it’s going to be a heck of a lot easier to clean an EMPTY place.
Here’s our new house cleaning list to get our new home looking and smelling good!
#1. The Essentials
Everybody Should Clean These Before Moving In
- Kitchen Counters
- Bathrooms, Showers, & Sinks
- Door Knobs
- Fridge & Freezer
- Interior Windows
- Washing Machine
#2. Taking it Up a Notch
If you have some extra time and energy (lend us some)
- Air Vents & Bathroom Fans
- Ceiling Fans
- Inside & Outside of Every cabinet
- Dust on Top of Kitchen Cabinets
- Behind All Appliances
- Exterior Windows
- Disinfect the Garbage Disposal
#3. Clean is your Middle Name
That deep, deep clean you’ve always wanted to do.
- Renew Grout
- Clean the Walls
- Deep Clean Carpets
- Change the Toilet Seats
- De-Scale your Faucets
Even if you’re not able to get into your new place prior to the big moving day, we still think these areas are worth cleaning as soon as possible. Make your new pad… HOME, SWEET SMELLING, HOME.