How to clean your new home before you move in

Cleaning tips from your Vancouver Moving team.

If you are like the rest of us, chances are that you will want to clean your new place up before you settle down for good. To help you in this endeavour, we have compiled some of the commonly overlooked tips that you may wish to consider as you tackle the task:

Cleaning Tips for your New Home

Kitchen

Venture into this space and you may find that your previous owner’s cooking smell still lingers. To get rid of any scent that you find offensive, open all windows and let in the fresh air. If it is too strong an odour or too cold a weather, resort to air fresheners or potted plants that give off fragrance

Appliances

Use a heavy-duty cleaner, such as wax or paste. Baking soda with warm water can also do wonders in removing the tough build-up stains on the stoves and metal trays. Make sure you use a soft brush so that you won’t scratch the surfaces, if you are using a brush, that is. Soak the metal trays and racks in a sink full of hot, soapy water while you clean the rest of the stove.

Oven/Stove:

Try out the self-cleaning feature of your oven before you use it for its cooking purposes. You may be able to save yourself some time if it is still functional. If it is too warm and you do not want to crank up the heat even more in your kitchen, then be prepared to do everything manually. Clean under the hood and use a grease-remover if you are having a hard time getting rid of the tough stuff. Lay down a sheet of newspaper to catch any drips that might fall. After you have finished cleaning the oven and the stove, pull it out to see if there is anything underneath. You might find that the previous owner might have forgotten to clean underneath this heavy appliance, and you certainly do not want to have a pest problem develop soon after you move in

Fridge:

Place a pack of baking soda or sliced lemon and let sit for at least 24 hours. This will help get rid of the old smell you have in there

Cabinets:

Use a dust-buster and vacuum up all particles leftover from the previous owner. Consider using a liner to ensure that the insides are ready for your dishes. Make sure to get the kind that does not stick so that it can be removed at a later time

We hope that you will find these tips helpful! If you are ever in need of local Vancouver moving services from a trustworthy company, please contact us.