Moving into a new home is both exciting and stressful. The last thing you want to worry about is deep cleaning your new home while your life is in boxes.
It can be hard to know where to start – but have no fear, we’re here to help!
Purging belongings, packing everything up, transporting it to the new place, and putting everything away again is an enormous undertaking.
TLC Cleaning is Fargo-Moorhead’s top cleaning company for good reason.
Our trained experts offer a variety of new home cleaning services so that you can concentrate on more important things.
Contact us today to find out the right service for you!
Before Moving In
Without question, the best time to clean your new place is BEFORE you move all your stuff in.
First, you’ll want to do a detailed inspection of the entire house. Unless it’s a brand new construction, there’s a high chance that the previous inhabitants of the home left some dirt (or worse) behind.
Even if it looks clean at a glance, you want to be sure that everything is sparkling, shampooed and scrubbed – especially in places like the kitchen and bathroom.
During your tour, leave no stone unturned. Get up on a stool and check the light fixtures and ceiling fans (warning: you might need a dust mask). Pull out appliances and check behind them. Take a flashlight to dark corners of cabinets.
Clean the Kitchen First
Having a clean kitchen isn’t just about aesthetics – it’s about peace of mind. Being confident that you have a sanitized kitchen will help you relax, knowing you can cook and eat in a healthy environment.
Take a day to de-ice your freezer, if it hasn’t already been thawed out.
Take all of the racks and shelves out of the fridge and wash the inside and outside with hot water and your preferred disinfectant. Let everything dry before putting it back in.
Pull out your stove, refrigerator, and other large appliances from the wall and vacuum behind them. Yes, it might be terrifying, but you’ll be glad you did it.
Open all of the cupboards and check for leftover dust or crumbs. Vacuum if needed, and wipe down with a damp rag.
Next, you’ll want to scrub all of the counters, handles, drawers, and cabinets thoroughly. Save the floors for last, though, as you’ll inevitably track some dirt through the house as you clean.
Give the Bathroom a Bath
Your next priority is the bathroom. You don’t want to have to wear flip flops in your shower, do you?
A clean bathroom is crucial for your health and well being. If you hate cleaning behind the toilet, keep in mind that whoever lived there before you also hated it.
Use the same disinfecting solution you did for the kitchen, and don’t be shy. You’ll want to clean every nook and cranny.
Don’t forget places like the toilet paper holder, faucets, door handles, and light switch plates.
Consider buying a new toilet seat if you can – it’s an inexpensive purchase and easy to replace.
If you have hard water spots or unsightly scale, you might want to consult with one of our expert to find a cleaning product that will remove the stains safely.
TLC Cleaning offers a basic cleaning package that includes the following tasks for bathrooms – plus many more for the rest of the house:
1. Tub, sinks, shower tiles, countertops, mirrors, toilets scrubbed, disinfected and rinsed
2. Chrome fixtures cleaned and shined
3. Floors vacuumed and washed
4. Window sills, blinds and shelves cleaned and dusted
Deep Clean the Carpets
Plush carpet can be great for keeping feet warm in the winter and helping babies learn to crawl, but it is also a magnet for dust, crumbs, and hair.
Treating your carpets to a deep clean with shampoo and stain treatment, if needed, is so important. You never know what’s stuck in the fibers or how many years it’s been there.
At TLC Cleaning, we know that renting a bulky carpet steamer is a huge hassle. Let us save you time by expertly cleaning your carpets , removing stains and deodorizing for long-lasting freshness.
Work from Top to Bottom
No matter if your house is empty or chock full of stuff, it’s a good idea to clean from the top and work your way down.
For example, vacuuming your living room before dusting the ceiling fan would be a giant waste of time, as it’s impossible to clean a fan without debris falling.
If you spot cobwebs in the corners, take a long duster and swat them all down. You can also buy a long attachment for a shop-vac or other vacuum to reach the corners.
Sometimes, rental homes come with curtains that can’t be removed and washed. In that case, you’ll want to vacuum them as thoroughly as possible before moving in.
For the remaining rooms, start at the ceiling, then move to walls and surfaces like doors, windows and window frames.
Finish New Home Cleaning by Scrubbing the Floor
Depending on how dirty or dusty the floor is, you might have to start by sweeping up large debris, then vacuuming, followed by mopping to achieve that gleaming shine.
If you’re bringing an area rug from your previous home, consider getting it washed professionally – especially if you have pets or small children. It would be a crying shame to plunk down a stained or dirty rug onto a freshly cleaned floor.
Our area rug cleaning service provides a truck-mounted steam cleaning for all rugs or a rug bath for badly soiled fibers. Protect your investment and lengthen the lifespan of your favorite carpet.
Choose TLC Cleaning for Your New Home Cleaning Service
No matter if you’re settling into an apartment, condo or mansion, trust TLC Cleaning
to be your partner during your move.
We’ll make sure your home is sparkling clean, so you can focus on the hard things like trying to cook in a new kitchen when all of your pots and utensils are in the wrong place.
We have basic and in-depth cleaning packages to fit your budget, in addition to carpet and rug steaming services.
Call us today and give your new home some TLC!