Finding a new home in Phoenix, AZ can be such an exciting adventure. When you find the right home and begin the packing and moving phase, the prospect of starting fresh in a new space brings added motivation and added joy to the transition. Packing your belongings, clearing out your old place and getting moved into the new place are all big items on the moving to-do list, but we always recommend taking some time to prepare your new house or apartment before having your belongings moved in. Here is a list of 5 things to clean in your new home before bringing in your things. Doing these things is sure to set you up for a clean, fresh start in your new place.
Closets and Cabinets
Although closets and cabinets are some of the most frequently accessed spots in a home, they are often overlooked on the house cleaning and upkeep list. Take time to wipe out all cabinets, drawers and closets in your new home. Dust off shelves and consider laying clean shelf paper. Cupboards, closets and cabinets should be spotless before you bring in your clothing, dishes, food and other daily essentials.
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Although some previous owners and tenants will clean carpets and floors before moving out, we strongly suggest deep cleaning carpets and floors before moving into your new home. Once you move in furniture and other belongings, it is difficult to ever get a complete, thorough cleaning done on floors. Take advantage of the empty areas and clear floors before having your belongings moved in. You can steam clean on your own or hire a company that specializes in cleaning various types of flooring. Knowing the floors are spic and span will bring peace of mind and an added measure of purity and brightness to your home.
Fixtures and Appliances
Some of the biggest dust and grime collectors in a house are fixtures and appliances. Ceiling fans, built-in lighting, washers, dryers, kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures are all items you should deep clean before transporting your personal things into your home. After all, you want to be rid of any old dust or germs before bringing in your things and starting to make your new house feel like home.
Walls and Interior Trim
A fresh coat of paint can make a house feel fresh and clean, but any marks, stains or dust left on the walls should be wiped clean to give you a clear canvas to start with. Baseboards and trim should be dusted and cleaned off and switch plates and vent covers can be replaced to give your home an updated and sparkling clean feel before moving in.
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Letting the Phoenix sunlight and fresh air in through your windows is a great way to brighten the atmosphere at any new home. To avoid clouded views or letting in more dust, you will want clean and clear panes before moving into your space. Clearing out window tracks, wiping down windows and cleaning blinds and other window treatments are all cleaning details that should not be overlooked.
Enhance the feel of your fresh start by making sure you clean in your new home before bringing in your belongings. Spending some time cleaning closets, floors, fixtures, walls and windows will ensure you and your family make your move into a dust-free home you can start to make your own.
For more moving tips or for help getting moved into your new home, please give us a call at 602-944-1413.