©by Patricia Feager, 6/30/2017
PROFESSIONALLY CLEAN YOUR NEW HOME
Create a plan before the movers come to unload your furniture and possessions to professionally deep clean before you move in. The house may be vacant, it may look clean, but from a hygiene standpoint, is it really germ free? Germs can linger! You don't want invisible freeloaders.
In a previous post I wrote on What Can I Do to Attract Buyers? I wanted to be sure prospective Buyers take precautions and cleaning seriously. If you don't have time to read my article, there's one take-away I'd like to share use nontoxic, environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and be sure to clean and sterilize every inch before moving into the property. Everyone knows the Kitchen and the Master Bedroom and Bath are one of the most important reasons why people choose a house; however, thoroughly cleaning it before you start your life in your new home is more important. If you have a new baby, you owe it to them to not take chances.
Be a part of the solution, not the problem and protect yourself and your family. You may know something about the previous owners or tenants but you don't know everything. Were they healthy or sick? Clean or dirty? Rich or poor? Germs have no boundaries; nor do they discriminate. They live everywhere. The previous occupants may be gone but did they leave their germs behind? If it doesn't come clean, replace and don't forget to repair and replace right the first time. According to the Center for Disease Control, "flu germs can linger on surfaces from two to eight hours - longer on harder surfaces like Stainless Steel than something porous like the fabric of your couch."
- Meticulous cleaning of equipment and rooms between sellers and buyers or tenants.
- Rigorous hand hygiene when cleaning and food preparation.
- Change air filters.
- Don't put off cleaning - prevent germs from spreading!
- Meticulously clean toilets, tubs, showers, faucets, mirrors, cabinets, and floors.
- Buy safe cleaning products before new furniture.
- Disinfect kitchen and bath with bleach.
- Use soap and water.
- Use cleaning gloves.
- Out with the old and expired.
- If you don't know where something came from, get rid of it!
"The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but
to feel happiness living within that environment." --- Maria Kondo
Patricia's Tip of the Week
©Clean like everybody's watching!