Moving into a new home is a daunting task in itself. Besides packing and hiring the best Kelowna movers to ensure your household goods arrive in one piece, there’s also all that cleaning. Besides the obvious methods, we look at some ways to prevent pollutants, contaminants, and dirt from entering your new home during a move, as well as how you can clean using less abrasive cleaners and methods.
Placing household goods in old moving boxes or bags can not only damage your items, but can carry unwanted visitors such as insects, germs, bacteria, and other contaminants into your new home. Be sure to use new packing materials. Some moving companies, such as Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage, offer packing materials for purchase, including:
Household dust is not only a trigger for those with allergies, but it also attracts and absorbs pollutants. Here are some of the best ways to control and get rid of dust:
If your new home comes with major appliances that were used by the previous owners, make sure to give them all a thorough cleaning. Start with the fridge, then move to the oven, dishwasher, and finally, the washer and dryer. Use rubber gloves and a mask to remove stains, scrub dirt and debris, and disinfect, especially if you are using oven cleaner. Try to avoid harsh detergents. For some examples, look to the list below:
Abrasive cleaners and strong disinfectants can sometimes do more harm than good. When choosing cleaners, check the label to make sure they are safe for the surface or object you are cleaning. For those who prefer not to use harsh chemicals, some natural products and techniques found around the home can often do the trick. However, please note that a high alcohol-based disinfectant is the best way to get rid of germs and bacteria.
For more moving tips, read Office Movers: How to Pack and Move Electronics.
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