While moving homes can be one of the most overwhelming experiences, it can also be exciting! There is no better feeling than walking into your new home and having a blank, clean slate to work with. It's your chance to start fresh and put your own touches on your new home as well as start with a completely clean space. With the help of my friends at Swiffer and Mr. Clean, I want to share some cleaning tips that will help you along with moving and selling your home! HGTV star Jonathan Scott is even weighing in and sharing some advice of his own with us...I mean how exciting is that?
This post is sponsored by Mr. Clean and Swiffer. All opinions are 100% mine.
I remember moving into our home like it was yesterday. Using our keys to walk into this home was both exhilarating and terrifying. This was the house where we were going to raise our children, host family and friends, but most of all...this was now our home. It had been someone else's home before us, and I really wanted to make it our own, so I spent two days cleaning every surface I could. Back then, that meant a lot of elbow grease and a few sore muscles. Now, with the help of Swiffer and Mr. Clean, cleaning and starting fresh is much easier. There is just something about starting fresh that makes a house really feel like a home! I'm so excited to share some amazing and helpful tips for starting with a clean slate with the help of Jonathan Scott.
My number one tip...clean all surfaces that have been touched over and over again by human hands. I'm talking about things that you wouldn't necessarily think of...door knobs, light switch covers, kitchen and bathroom faucets, toilet handles. If it is something that has been touched over and over again, I give it a good wipe down with my favorite Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. You guys, these amazing cleaning pads get into every area when cleaning and can lift even the toughest dirt and debris from just about any surface. I've even used them to clean marker off of our walls, small scratches from our cars, and my son uses them to clean his white leather tennis shoes.
Looks like Jonathan Scott and I agree...he says that cleaning is the first step to making a house a home!
Clean floors is a must too. Between the movers, kiddos and pets, your floors could take a brunt of the action. That's why I love my Swiffer Sweeper and Swiffer Wet Jet. They trap the dirt instead of pushing it around, leaving my floors sparkling clean. They are great for spot cleaning too! If you really want to keep your floors clean, leave a basket near your front door with some shoes in it. This will give your guests a gentle reminder to remove their shoes before entering your home. This is a really good idea if you are selling your home as well.
Buyers want to visualize a clean home too...their first impression should say clean and comfortable. A messy home is a huge turn off to buyers.
Dusting is a huge part of cleaning for me. It settles in the most annoying places, like all over any kind of electronic, especially black pieces. I use Swiffer 360 Degree Dusters on virtually every surface in our home. They make cleaning items like electronics, mantles, window blinds, ceiling fans, on top of our refrigerator and shelves a breeze! These amazing little dusters trap and lock up to 3 times more dust than feather dusters and when I'm finished dusting, I can just toss the duster out and use the handle with a fresh duster the next time.
These items and cleaning tips can really help you not only clean your new home, but also help you sell your current home without stressing. Truly friends, keeping things clean will help make selling and moving a much easier process.
I'm so excited to share an amazing Clean Slate Tip Sheet with tons of tips and tricks for cleaning your new home and keeping it clean for the long haul! Simply click HERE to download or print your own Clean Slate Tip Sheet or click the photo above!
And now you can check out Jonathan Scott's 5 Tips for a Clean Slate When Moving Into a New House below!!!
Happy cleaning friends!