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Top Places to Clean Before Moving In

Moving house is a topsy-turvy time full of stress, joy, pressure, and excitement. One thing you want to ensure, however, is that your new home is sanitary to begin with. It’s advisable to take care of this using the tips below, before moving in your furniture. Still, if you’re tight for time, a professional cleaning service, like the friendly Four Seasons service, is a neat and tidy option. 

In the Kitchen 

The kitchen is a grime magnet, and it’s also where you want it to be the cleanest in order to maintain good health standards in your home. Start with the oven racks. Place them in warm soapy water and let them sit while you take care of the inside of the oven. Use oven cleaner and spray. Scrub well. After a while, scrub down the racks with a wire brush and replace. 

The sink is another area of the kitchen, particularly affected by grime and bacteria. Use a steel wool brush to scrub stains. To eradicate stains use a paste made of baking soda and vinegar, it works well. When you have finished, apply a solution of water and lemon juice to make the stainless steel shine. 

In the Bathroom 

There are many chemical products available for cleaning the bathroom, but if you are environmentally conscious, you can use a combination of vinegar and baking soda.

The solution works very well in the bathroom. It is especially good for cleaning off old soap stains. You will want to clean the tub with this, and the sinks. Clean the shower glass with a vinegar and water solution in a spray bottle. 

The Floors 

When you move into a new property, you want it to feel like your own as soon as possible. Eradicating former odors such as old pet smells will help make it feel new. An excellent method is to deep clean the floors and walls with a steam cleaner.

A steam cleaner will remove stains and odors effectively, leaving a sealed hardwood floor feeling brand new. However, read the instructions carefully in order to avoid using it on surfaces that will be ruined by excessive heat or moisture. For a simpler Solution, consider Murphy’s Oil Soap. 

The Walls 

If there’s one thing you will probably only do once in your life, it’s washing the walls of your home. However, it’s a job worth doing, especially if you’ve moved into a new home where they previously had kids or pets. There will be all kinds of stains and marks, particularly on the lower half of the wall.  

Areas you will want to target are inside the corners, where grime and cobwebs collect, and the lower halves of the walls. If you intend to paint the walls right away, then washing them won’t be necessary. 

You can do a lot of cleaning on your own, but moving house is also a stressful and time-consuming period. To ease the pressure and enjoy a professionally cleaned home before moving in contact Four Seasons for a thorough house cleaning service