Moving into a new home can be an exciting, even daunting time. Whether you’re up-sizing, downsizing, buying your first home or branching out on your own for the first time in student digs, it’s essential to make it your own. Cleaning a new place is one of the first things most people do, so we’ve put together a list of the most important items you’ll need to get you feeling right at home, help you get great results, and kick-start that ‘clean slate’ feeling.
If you have just one product for cleaning your new home, make it an all-purpose cleaner. It's all in the name.
The benefit of a hard-working all-purpose cleaner is that it offers great results across multiple surfaces and comes in a range of scents. It’s an invaluable product to have on hand when cleaning from room-to-room and is great on things like kitchen and bathroom counter tops, floors, sinks and tiles.
It’s an unpleasant thought, but if you move into a new home that isn’t newly built, then you can’t be sure what might have been dropped/trodden into the carpet before you got there. Giving the carpet a good clean is an ideal way not only to get a great smell throughout your home, but to ensure that it’s clean and safe for you and your family.
To make the job a little easier, investing in a multi-tasking vacuum cleaner such as our best-selling Multi 20 Wet & Dry, which can extract liquid from your carpets, is worthwhile.
One tool certainly does not fit all. This you'll know if you’ve ever tried to clean an entire shower with a toothbrush or dust a table with a sponge. (FYI, toothbrushes are unrivalled for jobs like scrubbing taps and grout and getting into drinks holders in cars.)
Having a few different cleaning cloths in your kit will come in handy. They're ideal for using alongside multi-purpose cleaners and disinfectants for wiping down bathroom cabinets, glass, kitchen tops and mopping up spills. Microfibre cloths are perfect for dusty surfaces and smears.
Your flooring is the largest surface in your home and probably one of the first to show up dirt, dust and grime. Having a good floor cleaning tool is essential. Regardless of the size of your home or the kind of flooring you have, you need your vacuum cleaner to work hard for you. Our range of Vacmaster vacuum cleaners not only have the ability to vacuum, but also to blow. They can extract liquid, unclog drains and work simultaneously with your power tools to clean up whilst you’re doing some essential DIY in your new home.
To help you stay on top of day-to-day vacuuming of dust, crumbs and pet hair, our cordless vacuums are lightweight and easily accessible. They each have a detachable hand-held unit to help reach everywhere from picture frames to skirting boards with ease.
Smell has a strong influence on the emotions we feel in our daily lives. Creating a comforting and relaxing atmosphere in our homes can make the difference between it feeling like a home or simply somewhere we live. Giving your new home a good clean is a great way to clear out any lingering odours left by previous occupants and get it smelling like ‘you’.
For a lasting fragrance, choose fresh scented cleaning products. Burn a scented candle, put a few drops of essential oil into a vacuum cleaner bag or onto a light bulb, and even into a spray bottle diluted with water to scent the air and your linens.
Hopefully our tips have helped you out. All that’s left to do now is to put your feet up after all of that hard work and enjoy your new home!
Posted by David Baird