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Clean New House Before Shifting

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Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 13:30 [IST]

Shifting homes can be a really tiring task. Moving and setting down in a new house is not easy. Anyone who has shifted 2-3 times can tell you how difficult the task is. From packing all big to minute things and then taking them to an all new house is just one side. Before arranging your things in the new house, you have to clean it and make sure that the smell of the paint and the strong musty smell from the house is gone. Thus, here are few simple tips to clean your new house and help you make this task easier.

How to clean a new house before shifting?

Clean New House Before Shifting

Windows and doors: Firstly you should clean the windows and doors as they will be filled with spider webs, dirt and small flies. If the house has been closed for many months or years, you have to hire a cleaner to clean the windows. If you can do it yourself, just use soapy water to clean the windows. Use a dry piece of cloth to rub and clean the wooden doors. Glass frames can be wiped off with newspapers. If there are stains on the glass, spray lemon juice or soapy water on the stains

Rooms: If you are taking a semi-furnished house, you will get bed and mattress (sometimes) with the house. Ideally, you should not use mattresses that have been used by others. Use new mattresses or ones you have carried from the old house. Movable furniture can be cleaned with a dry piece of cloth. If possible keep movable furniture and tables under the sun for 2-3 hours to kill germs and bacteria. Cover the base with newspaper before arranging things inside the cabinets and shelves. You can also drop few naphthalene balls to kill germs and insects.

Floors: To remove dirt and stains from the floor, you can add few drops of either lemon juice or baking soda while cleaning. After shifting to a new home avoid using baking soda on weekly basis. You can add few drops of white vinegar to clean the tiles once in a week.

Bathroom: To maintain hygiene, you have to make sure that the bathroom is clean before you shift. One day before shifting to the new home, clean the bathroom nicely. Use insect killer first to kill flies, cockroaches and ants. Sweep and then wash the bathroom. Clean the toilet with a cleaner and make sure you keep a bathroom freshener after cleaning. Next day when you open the house, aroma of the freshener will make it easy to adjust to the new bathroom.

Air freshener: After cleaning, spray an air freshener before leaving the new house. Next day when you come, you will feel 'at home' as the musty smell of closed house will not spoil your mood and energy.

These are few tips to clean a new house before shifting.

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Story first published:  Thursday, September 13, 2012, 13:33 [IST]
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