Guide to cleaning your new home

Imagine this; you bought your dream house in New Jersey after jumping the hoops of mortgage pre-approval, the final report of a home inspector in Monmouth County, repairs, and closing time negotiations. As you start moving in with your things, you walk into a dirty and dusty house. This is not an uncommon scenario with new homeowners. However, you can avoid this by cleaning your newly purchased or rented house before you move in, and this article will tell you how you can do that. 

Cleaning bathrooms

When cleaning your new house, bathrooms should be your first stop. You will probably need to use them as you clean the place. Make sure you use a disinfectant.

  • With a duster, clear the cobwebs and dust from the vent, corners, ceilings, fans, and fixtures, moving from top to the bottom.
  • Wipe down the window and sills with a suitable cleaner. Use bleach and clean areas wherever you find mold or mildew.
  • Wash the closets and cabinet using a cloth and an all-purpose cleaner.
  • Scrub down the enclosures, tub, and shower.
  • Disinfect the toilet and clean the sink.

Cleaning the kitchen

Next stop in your cleaning spree: the kitchen. And here’s how you can clean this area.

  • Like in the bathroom, start at the top and clean the cobwebs, dust, and dander, going downwards. 
  • Next, move to the walls; clean with either microfiber (wallpaper) or sponge and liquid detergent (painted walls).
  • Clean the appliances, counters, and cabinets using suitable cleaners and either a paper towel or scrub.
  • Use a chlorine-free bleach and scrub down the sink.
  • Finally, mop down the floors.

Cleaning the refrigerator

Cleaning refrigerators is a necessary step before moving in. This helps you eliminate any odors. Make sure the appliance is not cold when cleaning. 

  • Take out the shelves and drawers.
  • Wipe down the inner walls using warm water and baking soda. 
  • Now, clean the freezer.
  • Clean the top, sides, and back by moving the fridge away from the wall.
  • Dry the interiors and then replace the bins and shelves.

Cleaning the floors

Lastly, clean the floor. How you go about it depends on what kind of flooring you have. For carpets, it is better to call a professional and have the rug steam cleaned. Alternatively, vacuum them thoroughly. Wooden floors call for sweeping and mopping with mild soap. For other floor types, clear the debris first and then mop using a suitable cleaning solution for the floor. 


When moving into your new house, the last thing you need is dusty, dirt, and dander throwing a welcoming party. Therefore, it is always better to clean the place before your moving-in date. This way, you can keep your family, and yourself protected from germs and pathogens. Make sure you clean every corner of the house!

By | 2021-02-23T15:25:37+00:00 February 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|