Cleaning New House
Whenever you move into a new house, one of the first things you'll probably do is to clean it. Even if you're moving to another state or to another country, you should always do a thorough clean before your stuff arrives.
The kitchen is probably the first place to start. Not only because it tends to be where icky sticky things collect, but also because you'll want to get rid of the former tenant's cooking smells, It's also the place where you and your family will spend a lot of time.
Clean it well to ensure your family feels perfectly at home in the new space.
Clean the Fridge
It is where you may need to use a heavy-duty cleaner, which might include appliance cleaners, such as a wax or paste. Baking soda and water works well, too, along with sponges or a heavy-duty cloth. Starting with the stove, remove all elements. If you're using a brush, make sure you use a brush that won't scratch the surface. Soak the metal trays and racks in a sink full of hot, soapy water while you clean the rest of the stove.
Clean the Stove
Next, take a look inside the oven, and if need be, apply an oven-cleaner. Most take approximately 20 minutes to work. It gives you time to do the rest of the stove.
Make sure you clean under the hood and use a grease remover if you find the regular cleaner isn't getting off the tough stuff. I usually lay down a sheet of brown paper just to collect any drips that might fall.
Once you've cleaned the top and front of the stove, remove it from the wall and clean beneath it. And if possible, clean the sides, too, along with the front panel and temperature dials.
Now, tackle the refrigerator. Hopefully, it's been cleaned out, but even if it has, it's always a good idea to clean it well, including removing the drawers and bins and washing them out.
Wash the inside walls and shelves, removing anything that can be removed and washing it separately in the sink or bathtub. Check the freezer. If the fridge has been unplugged, wipe down the inside or clean it thoroughly if it needs it. I suggest unplugging the fridge if it hasn't been and letting it warm up before cleaning it. It will make it easier to clean. Also, use a soft cloth as anything harsher will scratch the surface.
Move the fridge out from the wall and clean behind it, then on top and its sides, too. Dust and dirt also gathers on handles and along the plastic sealing that encases the doors.
Kitchen Cabinets and Counters
Use a mild cleaner to clean the inside of cabinets, especially if they're painted or lined. If they aren't lined, consider using a liner to ensure that the insides are ready for your dishes. Lining paper can be purchased at any home store. I tend to you the kind that doesn't stick so that it can be removed at any time.
Clean the top of cabinets, and cabinet doors. If the surface is wood, use a wood cleaner or a mild soap. For grease stains, use baking soda and water. Make a paste and apply it, letting it sit for a few minutes. Also clean handles and inside drawers.
Counters usually require less work, just make sure you clean between cracks using a putty knife to remove any debris. Clean back-splashes with a mild cleaner or baking soda and water.
Scrub the Sink
Use a chlorine-free bleach to clean the sink by putting some in a spray bottle and adding water to it. Spray the sink well and let it soak for a while. Then rinse thoroughly. Also, bleach the plugs by placing them in a small amount of bleach-water and letting them sit for a few minutes. Rinse well. Sink odors can be removed by mixing baking soda and water together, then pouring it down the drain.
Clean the Walls
Unless the previous owners recently painted the interior, you don't necessarily have to clean them. If it's a house that has been occupied by small children, look for fingerprints closer to the floor and around light switches and corners.
Liquid stick cleaners from companies such as Tide work well to remove some of the more stubborn stains. Another great solution for sticky spots, one which requires very little elbow grease, is to apply a small amount of fabric softener to a sponge then rub it on the area. Whatever has stuck to the wall will disappear. It works well for removing wallpaper or paper borders, too.
Clean the Floors
If you're moving into a home with carpet, consider hiring a professional cleaner to steam clean them before moving in. If that isn't possible, or the previous occupants claimed they had the carpets cleaned, then your new home probably just needs a thorough vacuum. Make sure you ask the previous owners if they had any pets; if they did, you might want to protect against possible fleas, especially if you have pets of your own.
For wood floors or faux wood, sweep the floor well, making sure to clean under heating vents and under appliances. Use a mild soap to clean its surface; wood soaps, such as Murphy's, work well to remove dirt and give it a polished shine (smells great, too!).How to get free v bucks? What channel does lsu play on today? How to keep spiders out of house? What is the meaning of jamboree? What would cause numbness in finger tips? What is tips on windows 10? What does salmonella do? What religious holiday is today? What does sla mean in business? why is hamburger helper bad for you What does moles mean on your face? how to instal aur helper How are card tricks done article kids? How to find growth rate? How to get rid of eyebags? How to stop cough? What is the meaning of renders? Summary of how many modern magic tricks work? What does coe mean? How to rotate screen windows 10? When stevie wonder cut in finger tips on chaka khan's version of i feel for you? How long does it take to lose 10 pounds? How to get earwax out without q tips? What does cogs mean? How to become a nun in bitlife? What does endearing mean? What does insurgent mean? How to lower bun levels? What does x rated mean? What does mars mean in astrology? What is blm meaning? What are tips to curb labrador bad breath? What does a white bandana mean? How to combo balisong tricks? How many calories in beef tips and noodles? How to get rid of muffin top? What does a pharmacist tech make? What is the meaning of yh? When i take a deep breath my fingers tips tingle? What is meaning of tree of life? What are some tips for remembering my credit card? Best gifts for five year olds who like to play tricks? What are your weaknesses? What is the meaning of bodacious? How much does a server make in tips at black rock? How to melt cheese? What is daylight savings? How to take care of a betta fish? How long do you have to fast for blood work? 444 angel number meaning when thinking of someone? Google what does it mean? Why are my spider plants tips brown? How to say acai? Tips on how to do dfs research? Why do the tips of toes hurt when i wear socks? What does it mean to throw your back out? What does altitude mean? How to dice an onion? What are the most addictive drugs? How to get tips on guitar sims 4? how to add a helper library node.js What does playboy bunny mean? How to straighten beard? How to hotspot iphone? How to change default browser? what is a press helper specialist How to make tahini? What does fornication mean? How to reset nest thermostat? How to get expo marker out of clothes? Linus tech tips how to turn off windows 10 services? What is the meaning of unity? How to vote for minecraft mobs? When i say jump you say how high meaning? What feliz navidad meaning? Grey why don't we lyrics meaning? What does bar mitzvah mean? How to make black eyed peas? What does reverb mean? What time does menards close? How to put lights on a christmas tree? What does berkshire hathaway own? What does sponsored mean on amazon? How to buy tips etf? What is a cougar? How to split screen on iphone? What does a fever feel like? What is codependent mean? How to live backdoors on dlink routers using notepad tricks? What does aghast mean? How to take selfies? What is the meaning of expedite? How to cook asparagus tips easy? How much do bartenders make in tips a night? What is a counterclaim? What is the meaning of sangha? What does tribeca stand for? What does an expectorant do? What does denise mean? How to get a qr code? How to store q tips in college? What is doa mean?