July 27 2020

Eight Must-Have Cleaning Essentials You Need When Moving Into a New Home

by Erin

broom and dustpan

Moving into a brand new home can you give you a fresh start in life. Whether you’ve purchased a new construction or an older build, giving your new living space a good clean sweep is always a great idea. Deep cleaning will not only give you peace of mind, but it also allows you to clear out any dust and debris that may be left behind before moving in. 

 

Purchasing those must-have items for your new home has most likely created an extensive list, but don’t forget to include cleaning supplies that you will need on a daily basis to ensure your space is neat and tidy. To help you along, we’ve compiled a short list of eight must-have cleaning essentials you need when moving into a new home. 

 

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

 

Eco-Friendly All-Purpose Cleaner

 

This item is one of the most important things you’ll need to get started with your cleaning spree before the big move. Without an all-purpose cleaner, you would be moving dirt and bacteria from one end of the home to the next. Although there are plenty of cleaners on the store shelves that claim to do the job, choosing an eco-friendly cleaner is beneficial to your health and wellbeing as well as the earth. There are many brands available that produce cleaners specifically for bathtubs, tile, granite, marble, and stainless steel.  

 

Micro Fiber Cloths

 

These clothes may not seem like much, but microfiber cloths have several uses and benefits. You can use these in every inch of your new home from the kitchen to the bathrooms, and even to dry the car off after a weekend wash. Here’s a fun tip, sprinkle a little water on your mirrors and windows and wipe with a microfiber cloth to get a sparkling reflection without using harsh chemicals to clean your glass surfaces.

 

Heavy Duty Vacuum Cleaner

 

Selecting the perfect vacuum cleaner for everyday use and a good deep clean is a must. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for so investing in a good vacuum cleaner that can live up to your standards is key. Be sure to find one with removable attachments that make it easier to clean those hard to reach places like stairways and small corners and can grab those tricky pet hairs on couch cushions. It’s also a great idea to make sure your vacuum cleaner is versatile. Rather than having two different machines for the carpet and the hardwood, you can have one for all floor types. One with a detachable canister makes disposing of dirt and debris a breeze and saves you money on having to replace vacuum cleaner bags.

 

Broom and Dustpan

 

One of the most essential items you’ll need is the trustworthy duo of a broom and dustpan. Give those floors a good sweep prior to mopping to make sure you catch any trash or small particles like dust or wood chips before mopping them.

 

Mop and Bucket

 

Whether you plan on having a house full of children or a couple of cats and dogs or maybe all three, having a mop handy is essential for your move. Pick up a lightweight mop with interchangeable heads that you can grab at a moment’s notice from a simple sippy cup spill to a few muddy paw prints. Some mops allow you to detach the head and throw it the wash to easily disinfect as well.

 

Scrubbing Sponges

 

Grab a value pack of scrubbing sponges for use throughout your new home. You can use them to wipe down the inside of your refrigerator before placing groceries in it. You can also use them to wash dishes, wipe down countertops, sinks, and bathtubs.  

 

Extendable Duster

 

Both new and pre-loved homes can collect dust over time as they sit waiting on their next family to settle in. Purchasing a duster is a necessity when cleaning blinds, ceiling fans, baseboards, and crown molding. Make sure your duster is extendable so that you can get to all of those hard to reach places. 

 

Storage

 

Now that you’ve gathered up all of your cleaning supplies and went to town on deep cleaning your new home, how and where are you going to organize your essentials? You can pick up a few caddy’s at your local dollar store to keep all of your sponges, cleaning cloths, and all-purpose cleaners organized. You can also roll up your towels to save more space. An over the door shoe organizer is also great to repurpose and use for things like towels, sponges, and hanging spray bottles if you’re tight on space. You can also designate a small closet space to keep your vacuum cleaner, mop, and bucket, and broom and dustpan tucked away neatly rather than becoming an eyesore. 

 

In addition to these eight essentials, here are a few other items you may find handy:

 

Trash bags

Trash Can

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Dish Soap

Scrubbing Brush

Carpet Cleaner

Furniture Polish

Oven Cleaner

Baking Soda

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

 

You can add these must-have cleaning essentials to your list right alongside the appliances and décor items.  Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to having a squeaky clean home to create long-lasting memories in for years to come.

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