Move-in day can be a breeze with a few helpful moving tips! One of the most helpful tips is to make sure your home is clean before you move in. Moving is stressful, and it is proven that a clean environment decreases stress. Hence, we put together a list of five cleaning hacks that you can use to make your home spotless before move-in day.
Detox your Garbage Disposal
Who knows what the previous owners may have left behind in your sink! Detox your garbage disposal with a fresh lemon or lime. Quarter the fruit, run warm water down the disposal, and throw the quartered lemon or lime into the disposal. Let the disposal grind up every piece of fruit. This will not only make your garbage disposal smell fresh, but also disinfect and break down any leftover foods left in the disposal.
Remove Carpet Stains
Rubbing alcohol or clear vodka is a great cleaning hack to remove carpet stains. If you aren’t planning to invest in new carpeting; this hack is perfect to get those pesky stains out of your carpet. Blot the stain with the clear alcohol and let it dry. The stain should come right out!
Scrub your Tub
You can easily remove tub stains by mixing one cup of vinegar and a half cup of baking soda with hot water. Pour the mixture into the tub and let it sit for 5 minutes. Fill the tub with hot water ¼ inch of water and let sit for an additional 5 minutes. Then, release the drain, wipe down, and rinse thoroughly. Your tub will be sparkling in no time.
Steam your Microwave
The last thing you want to do is open your microwave to find leftover food residue and smells from the previous owners. Steam clean your microwave and leave it smelling fresh by adding 15 drops of lemon essential oils into one and half cups of water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 to 10 minutes. Once microwaved, wipe away residue with a wet rag or sponge.
Clean your Windows
Get your windows to sparkle with a simple DIY glass cleaner made from white vinegar, distilled water, and a few drops of an essential oil of your choice. Mix all ingredients together and use to clean windows, shower doors, etc.
We hope these quick and easy cleaning hacks will help get your home clean before move-in day. For more helpful moving tips, visit us online or speak with one of our moving experts today to learn more about how Fry-Wagner can assist you with your upcoming move!