Move In Cleaning
Published on: June 30, 2010
Most new homes, even if the previous owner cleaned regularly are in need of a deep cleaning. This is because they may not have cleaned hard to reach spots, like behind heavy furniture or high appliances. Wouldn’t it be nice if you got to your new home and it was all fixed up and ready for you to move in? That’s a nice dream, but it’s not always the case. So if your new home’s previous owner did not hire a Chicago Cleaning Service to do the job, here are a few tips so you can get it sparkly clean before you move in.
First, you need to get the appropriate cleaning supplies. Before you start cleaning, gather all the supplies you’ll need for each cleaning job. Such as rubber gloves, dusting cloths, dust spray, paper
towels, and sponges. You will also need glass cleaner (for windows and mirrors), antibacterial cleaner (for counter tops, sinks, and bathtubs, etc.), a mop, bucket and floor cleaner, a vacuum cleaner, grease remover (for stove tops and oven), and trash bags (for any trash you find or create while cleaning). Those are a lot of things to buy, so you may want to hire your local Chicago Cleaning Service. If you have most of those items at home then you can get started! For a visual of some of the products we use: Green Cleaning Tips
Dust and dirt are subject to gravity just like anything else. It’s best to start cleaning from the top and work your way to the bottom. That means starting with the highest things (e.g., mantels, paintings, dresser tops) on the top floor of your home, and working down to mopping and vacuuming the floor. Next, move onto the stairs, and then repeat the process for each subsequent floor. Dry cleaning includes dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming. Doing this first gets the majority of dirt and grime out of the way before you use surface cleaners and the mop. If you use wet cleaners first, you’re likely to just smear the dirt around.
Cleaning can be a lot of hard and dull work, so it might be a good idea to bring along a stereo or iPod to keep you entertained. Although cleaning can be fun with the right attitude, most people simply don’t have the time to do so. It is recommended that you hire a Maid Service to fix up your home if you have a busy schedule, or simply want to move in to your new home as soon as possible. Our Chicago Cleaning Service offers only the best of services, and we’ll be sure to have your home squeaky clean in a jiffy! Call us for a same day cleaning and Spotless Cleaning Chicago will have your new home ready for you to move in (888) 498-MAID.