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Cleaning a new house may not seem necessary at first glance, but once you look around, you might change your mind. Whether a newly constructed or established home, you’ll find dust and dirt on every surface.

Besides looking great, a tidy place is proven to be better for your mental and physical well-being. Therefore, the best way to begin this journey is to have your house spotless before anything else.

Keep reading to learn how to clean your new home and which areas you should prioritize! 

How to clean your new home

Surely, your new house might look fresher than your old place, but that doesn’t mean it won’t need a thorough cleaning. The only difference is that you’ll deal with a lot of settled dust. Check out the following guide!

Start with the bathroom

Everybody loves a clean bathroom, but it’s not the easiest room to clean. So, making it your first task of the cleaning session is a good idea since this chore can be challenging if you’re tired. Here are some tips to keep in mind when tackling your bathroom cleaning.

  • Clean from top to bottom: This may not seem like a big deal, but it makes a huge difference. If you clean the floor first, you’ll end up dropping dust again when wiping the highest areas. Don’t work twice!
  • Wipe down glass surfaces: Bathroom humidity can affect glass surfaces differently. A glass cleaner will do the trick if you see spots or streaks on your mirrors and windows. But for mold and mildew, you can use a toothbrush and a bleach cleanser.
  • Clean the cabinets and closets: Most surfaces will gather dust over time, even without human activity. Keep the dust at bay by cleaning your new furniture with a damp cloth and an all-purpose cleaner.

Eliminate the grime from the kitchen

Once you finish with the bathroom, your next stop should be the kitchen. Here are a couple of things to consider when cleaning:

  • Clean high-touch areas (door knobs and light switches): This tip applies to every room in the house. However, the kitchen may have greasy door knobs and switches. Warm soapy water and a microfiber cloth should get the job done.
  • Clean the counters: The bigger the surface, the more chances for dust and grease to settle. After wiping the counters, check the spaces between them and the appliances. Use a butter knife as a scraping tool to take out the grime when necessary.

Get rid of the dust on floors and carpets

The method for cleaning a floor varies depending on the floor type. For example, wood floors need to be mopped with mild soap to avoid damaging the surface. If you want to take it further, use wood soap. It will give your floor a shiny finish and a pleasant fragrance.

Whether new or preowned, if the house comes with carpeting, you can bet the floor is already dusty. Eliminate the dirt by vacuuming in straight and overlapping motions.

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