Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing, buying your first home or branching out on your own for the first time in student digs, there’s no better feeling than moving into a new home.
Regardless of how clean the previous occupants have left it, the first thing most of us do is pick up our cleaning utensils and clean our new home.
Moving in day can be busy and is often stressful. To help you prepare in advance, we’ve compiled a checklist of new home cleaning essentials:
If you have just one product for cleaning your new home, make it an all-purpose cleaner.
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 multiple rooms and is great on things like kitchen and bathroom countertops, floors, sinks and tiles.
It’s an unpleasant thought, but if you move into a home without new carpets, 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 ensures that it is clean and safe for you and your family. It is also a great way to introduce a fresh new scent throughout your home.
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 (!).
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 - so 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 wet and dry vacuum cleaners not only have the ability to vacuum tough, ground in dust and dirt - but also to blow, 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 range of cordless vacuums are powerful, lightweight and easy to use.
Smell has a strong influence on the emotions we feel in our daily lives and 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 lightbulb, 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