When moving house, it’s important that your new home feels like yours, and that means removing certain reminders of the previous occupants. Lingering smells, grime, cobwebs and dust should all be gone by the time you transfer your belongings into your new home, so that your fresh start can be just that. Here’s how to tackle cleaning your new home:
1. Clean Your New Home Before You Move In
Although moving etiquette means the previous owners should really have cleaned the house before they moved out, the job is often not done up to scratch. If this is the case, wipe away all your new home’s mental and physical webs before you move your things in, as it will be harder to do a thorough clean once your belongings are in place. Here’s how:
2. Clean Your New Home from High to Low
You don’t want dust, dirt, and bugs drifting down onto newly polished wood floors! Start with your ceiling and work your way down. The webs and dust that you dislodge from the corners of your ceiling with a mop or broom should be whisked away from the walls, and from mantels and other surfaces, and then finally swept up from the floor.