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Even in uncertain times, real estate remains a priority – and for millions of people, moving into a new home is just on the horizon.
Feeling ready to upgrade your space? Here in Chicago and around the country, millions of people take the big step of moving into a new home each year. In fact, recent statistics show that nearly 31 million people moved in 2019 alone, and the average American moves 11.7 times over the course of their lifetime.
Whether you’re transitioning from renting to owning, finding a place with more space for your growing family, or enjoying the opportunity to “downsize” as an empty nester, there’s nothing quite like the feeling that comes with moving into a new home.
But with a new space comes a lot of new challenges and questions, including what steps you can take to keep your new home clean!
One of the best ways to help you settle into a new home quickly — and make sure your new space feels fresh, welcoming, and inviting for years to come — is to set up a cleaning routine.
Setting Up a Cleaning Routine In Your New Home
There’s no denying that moving into a new home can feel hectic. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle that comes with setting up your new space — from transferring your utilities, to unpacking your mountain of boxes, to getting all of your family members used to the new setting. This can be a time period filled with lots of adjustments, both big and small.
One way to make this transition period easier — and help make your new house start to feel more like a home — is to focus your attention on getting things cleaned and organized… and keeping them that way! That includes tackling the many small tasks that come with moving into a new space, and setting up a plan for how you’ll keep your home clean in the long-term.
The Cleaning Challenges of a New Home: Facing the First Few Weeks
First thing’s first! Moving into a new house will come with some unique cleaning challenges. If you hit the ground running, you can tackle these inevitable messes in no time — making it easier to focus on the fun parts of moving, like setting up your rooms, decorating, and planning for your first housewarming party.
So, what should you be on the lookout for in your new home? Some common “new home” cleaning tasks include…
Getting rid of the messes that come with moving.
Piles of cardboard boxes, tangles of bubble wrap and packing tape, footprints left by your moving company… As you first settle in, tackle these little messes as they come up, so you can get your house looking picture-perfect for your first days in the space.
Taking care of anything left by the previous owners.
It’s inevitable that the last occupants of the house will leave something behind. Whether that means smudges on your banister or a box of unwanted items left under the sink, it’s important to get rid of the old, so that you can start bringing in the new.
Dealing with the aftereffects of renovations and remodeling projects.
Perhaps you hired a contractor to make some big edits to the space before you moved in. Or maybe you’re enjoying your first days in your new home by taking on lots of little DIY jobs. Either way, it’s important to take care of the leftover bits and pieces of any construction jobs, from drywall dust, to tarps, to messy footprints, to old screws and nails.
Disinfecting and sanitizing common surfaces.
As you move into your new space, take some time to make it shine, and keep it germ- and virus-free! You may want to sanitize your new doorknobs, kitchen appliances, and common touchpoints, including lightswitches and cabinet hardware.
Adjusting to Your New Space: Setting Your Long-Term Cleaning Routine
Once the hectic but exhilarating “honeymoon” phase is over, now comes the really fun part: getting comfy and settling in.
As you start to spend more time in your new home, things will eventually begin to calm down and feel more normal. During these first few months in your new home, pay a little bit of attention to how and when you’re cleaning in your new place. What spaces seem to need the most attention? Which areas are giving you the most trouble? What parts of your new home are unfamiliar, and require a little bit of learning and guidance?
Armed with these observations, you can start drawing up your household’s cleaning routine, and make plans to start reaching out for help!
Every household’s needs will be different, so it’s important to find a cleaning regimen that works for you and yours. For example? If you’re a busy family that’s always on the go, you might prefer to hand everything over to a cleaning professional, who can keep your space clean while you’re away. If you work from home, you may need extra attention keeping your home office neat and sanitary.
Have a lot of pets? Your fur babies may leave lots of messes that need special attention, from kitty litter trails to piles of loose fur. Love to entertain? You might want to focus on getting your house ready before each special event, including turning over your guest bedrooms and bathrooms. Passionate about cooking? Your kitchen needs the same level of care and attention that you put into your favorite recipes.
In short, it’s important to find a cleaning plan that works for your lifestyle. Take some time to sort out the cleaning tasks you want to accomplish — daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly. Then, seriously spend some time considering how much you can and want to take on personally; what chores you can assign to other members of your family; and finally, what tasks should be left to an experienced, knowledgeable, and thorough cleaning professional.
Looking to Get Off on the Right Foot? Sweeping Dimensions Is Here to Help
Looking for expert guidance and insight on keeping your Chicago home clean? Just moved into a new space, and looking for a cleaning team that will help make sure your home always looks and feels its very best? We’re here to take away the stress of moving into a new house or condo, so you can focus on the things that matter most.
Before, during, and after a big move, we offer a suite of fully customizable cleaning services that can keep your home feeling fresh and welcoming.
Here at SDCS, we make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful — and always leave you feeling like you’re living in the home of your dreams!
Our teams of professionally trained and uniformed cleaners are flexible to suit your schedule, and can bring all of the cleaning products necessary to clean your home, with an emphasis on green, environmentally friendly materials. We’re available for a variety of services perfect for new arrivals, from deep cleanings to routine housekeeping — whatever it takes to make sure your space is fresh, tidy, and beautiful, right when you need it most.
When you need that extra special something to make your new space feel a lot more welcoming, we can take some of the pressure off, giving you back time to focus on what matters most. Have any questions? Ready to get started? Get in touch today for your FREE cleaning estimate!