Cleaning after you have moved into your new home can either be handled either by a professional company, or you can do it by yourself. Something else that you can do is to clean different parts of your home by yourself and get a cleaning company to clean the rest. If you intend to carry out all the cleaning, we have some 9 tips for cleaning after the move you should pay attention to.
What to take into account when cleaning
You might assume that after a problematic relocation cleaning will be easy, however, it’s important not to underestimate the cleaning as it has to be much more thorough than your everyday household cleaning.
Remove all your wall stickers
The best way to remove sticker and label residues from the wall is to use a hairdryer. Heat up the adhesive residue and carefully scrape it off with a knife. Make sure that you don’t put too much pressure on the painted surface or you will damage the paint.
Clean the windows
Use warm water with washing liquid to clean your window frames. You can repaint damaged paint on the frames with a matching color. Additionally, change the water regularly whilst cleaning, so that no trace of dirty water is left behind.
Clean your carpets
Shampoo your carpets, if possible use cleaning agents procured from specialist dealers. In general, it is worth it to hire professional cleaners for the job. If you want to do it on your own, you should seek advice from a professional to be sure that you are using correct products and gear.
Clean sealed parquet floors
If a carpet was covering the parquet floors, you should remove any and all adhesive residue. Afterward, you can mop the floor with a mix of warm water and special parquet cleaning fluid and leave it to dry.
Clean all wooden surfaces
Everything made of wood, whether painted or stained, can be cleaned with mild soapy water. It is recommended that you work from top to bottom. This way dirt is swept down. Liquids may be used generously to avoid streaks. Also, make sure that to dry everything thoroughly. Carefully remove any stubborn stains and dirt with stronger cleansing agents.
Drawers and Wardrobes
Begin by removing drawers and any other wardrobe contact paper. Then clean the wardrobe using soapy water and leave it to dry. Remove all of the remaining adhesive residues with white spirit or another diluent. Open the windows and do not smoke inside the room. Once the drawer rails and the drawers are clean, you can put back the drawers.
Sockets should be dusted, remember not to use any liquids.
Do not use alkaline, acidic or other aggressive cleaning agents when cleaning blinds and window shutters. Wooden blinds have to be oiled, and sun blinds should be brushed off thoroughly.
Cleaning walls and ceilings
Walls and ceilings are not as dirty as floors. Nevertheless, there may be a few stains after having lived there for a so long. How to remove these stains depends on the material. Dispersion, gloss lacquers, vinyl coatings, and high-quality paint can be washed easily.
Before cleaning the entire wall, clean the more heavily stained parts of it first. Start in a corner and then work your way from top to bottom, from one side to the other. Dab the wall carefully to dry it after washing and make sure that no liquid gets in between the wallpaper.
Small stains can be cleaned with a soft white eraser. Melanin sponges are also really helpful, and cleaning walls with them can get rid of almost all of the dirt. However, they are not suitable for glossy, polished, lacquered or dark surfaces.
Now that you have read these 9 tips for cleaning after the move, you should find it easier to clean your home. If you are looking for a professional moving company to help you move to your new place, then Long Distance Moving Experts is here to help you. We can help you move to and from anywhere in the nation. Contact one of our representatives to get a free moving quote and to organize the relocation.