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The Mopheads Moving-In Checklist: Deep Cleaning Your New Home for a Fresh Start 

25 May 2023

Moving into a new home is an exciting milestone in life, and while a house move can be stressful, it should also be full of joy and excitement. It is, after all, a fresh start – a blank canvas waiting to be painted with new memories. But you may have one question: “Should I clean my new home when I move in?” 

The short answer is yes, cleaning when moving into a new house is always a good idea. Before unpacking all but the most essential of belongings, it’s crucial to give your new home a thorough deep clean. Cleaning your new home before settling in is essential for several reasons. Firstly, it ensures a fresh and hygienic living environment, free from any dust, allergens or remnants of the previous occupants. Secondly, deep cleaning allows you to personalise your space and start anew, creating a welcoming atmosphere that reflects your standards of cleanliness and comfort.  

In this Mopheads moving-in checklist, we’ll guide you through some basic cleaning tips, the essential areas to clean when performing a new home deep clean and we’ll also explain why hiring professional cleaning services like the superheroes at Mopheads can make this process less stressful.  

New Home Deep Cleaning: Some General Tips from the Pros 

Before we jump into the specifics of the new home deep cleaning process, first here are some general cleaning tips to bear in mind before you arrive at your new home that will allow you to be fully prepared for what’s ahead. 

  • Start from the top: When cleaning a room, begin with the highest surfaces such as ceilings, light fixtures and shelves. This way, any dust or dirt that falls will be caught when you clean the lower-down areas. Work your way down the room cleaning everything from high to low. 
  • Declutter before cleaning: Unless you’ve managed to get access to your new home before moving day, you’ll likely have a lot of furniture in the new house already when you come to clean. Declutter the area by removing any unnecessary items, which not only makes cleaning more efficient but also gives you a better idea of what needs to be cleaned and organised. 
  • Use the right tools: Make sure you have the appropriate cleaning tools and supplies for each task. This may include microfibre cloths, a vacuum and carpet cleaner, mops and specific cleaning solutions suitable for different surfaces. 
  • Read labels and follow instructions: When using cleaning products, always read and follow the instructions on the labels. This ensures proper usage and avoids any potential damage to surfaces or hazards to your health. 
  • Don’t forget about ventilation: Open windows or turn on fans to ventilate the space while you are cleaning. This helps remove any lingering odours or fumes from cleaning products and improves air circulation.  
  • Take breaks and stay hydrated: Deep cleaning can be physically demanding, so remember to take short breaks and stay hydrated throughout the process. Pace yourself to avoid exhaustion and ensure a thorough clean. 

Following these general cleaning tips will set you up for success when deep cleaning your new home. These practices will help you achieve a comprehensive clean, maintain a healthy living environment and make the moving-in process more efficient. Now, let’s look at what the Mopheads cleaning experts recommend you pay particular attention to when performing a new home deep clean. 

1. Walls & Ceilings 

Wipe down all the walls to remove any dust or cobwebs that have accumulated during the moving process or while the house has been sitting empty. Keep an eye out for scuff marks or stains and use a mild cleaner to remove them. Ensure you don’t forget to clean the ceilings, especially in high-humidity areas like the bathroom. This will help to prevent mould growth. 

2. Windows 

Give each window a clean on the inside and, where possible, the outside. Not only will this remove any marks, dirt and residue, but it will also allow natural light to flood into your new home. Dust your blinds and wash your curtains to remove dirt and allergens – this is the perfect time to do it while they’re in boxes waiting to be hung. Don’t forget to clean windowsills and curtain rails for a complete refresh. 

3. Floors and Carpets 

Vacuum and mop hard floors, ensuring all nooks and crannies are reached. Deep clean carpets to eliminate any accumulated dirt, allergens and pet hair – you can hire carpet cleaning machines from many hardware stores. Again, this is the perfect opportunity to cover the entire floor area while your furniture is still waiting to be placed. 

4. Kitchen Appliances and Cabinets 

Clean kitchen appliances thoroughly, including the oven, dishwasher and microwave. The fridge and freezer may be the very first things to be cleaned when you arrive at the house, particularly if you have food that needs to be refrigerated. Bear in mind that you may need to defrost it first too. Wipe down cabinets and drawers inside and out to remove dust and residue and sanitise worktops and splashbacks to create a clean and hygienic food preparation area. 

5. Bathroom Fixtures and Surfaces 

Scrub the bathtub, shower and toilet with an appropriate cleaner, and polish bathroom fixtures, such as taps and showerheads, to restore their shine. Sanitise all bathroom surfaces, including mirrors, to remove all traces of the previous occupants and give you a fresh start. 

6. Storage Areas 

Clean and disinfect closets and storage spaces before placing your belongings inside. Dust and wipe down shelves to create a clean and organised space. Some of your storage spaces may be relatively small, but they’re still easier to clean now than when the space is crammed full of possessions. 

Why Hire Professional Cleaning Services? 

Okay so let’s be very honest here, going through all the above is probably the last thing you want to think about when you’re already going through the extreme stress of moving house. Deep cleaning a new home can be a time-consuming and exhausting task, and you, most likely, just want to get your belongings inside and put your feet up before doing anything else.  

That’s where we can help – hiring a professional cleaning service like Mopheads will ensure you receive a specialised new home deep clean and make the whole house moving process significantly less stressful. Here are just some of the advantages: 

  • Expertise: Our professional cleaners have the knowledge and experience to tackle every cleaning challenge efficiently and effectively. We don’t just clean domestic homes, we also perform cleaning services in the commercial sector, including offices, schools and hotels.  
  • Time Saving: With the Mopheads professionals taking care of the cleaning, you can focus on unpacking, settling in and enjoying your new home. 
  • Thoroughness: We’ve been doing this since 1995 and our long-serving and dedicated cleaning experts know how to pay attention to detail, ensuring that even the hard-to-reach areas receive a comprehensive clean. 
  • Equipment and Supplies: Our professional cleaners use high-quality cleaning products and equipment, delivering outstanding results that may be difficult to achieve on your own. 

While we specialise in new home deep cleaning, we also offer a popular range of services for regular house cleaning too. Whether you want an annual deep-clean, spring clean or would prefer more regular cleaning, Mopheads can provide thorough, affordable solutions. On top of our in-house services, we can also provide details for professional oven cleaning and carpet cleaning. We also provide laundry and ironing services too, for a complete all-round cleaning experience. 

Mopheads: Your New Home Deep Cleaning Experts 

Deep cleaning a new house before moving in sets the stage for a fresh start and a welcoming atmosphere. By following this moving-in checklist and considering the advantages of hiring a professional cleaning service like Mopheads, you can ensure that your new home is spotless and ready to embrace all the new memories waiting to be made.  

Want to discuss our services more or got any questions? Call our expert cleaning team on 0121 605 2322, email or use our online contact form. Enjoy settling in and making the most of your new, beautiful, clean home. 

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