Moving homes is a big job. Starting with packing up your Kelowna home on your own or with the help of packing services, transporting your contents to your new Kelowna home, and then unpacking everything, that’s a lot of work!
Keeping your new home clean and tidy following a big move can be tough. With so many items, it can be hard to find everything a home right away and avoid moving boxes loitering in every room of your home for the next year yet. Here are some simple habits you can get into to keep your new home tidy after your Kelowna move.
Clean as you go
Make it a habit to clean as you go during the day. Unpack a couple items, get them in their new home, and then tidy and wipe down the area you’re in. Starting the habit of tidying and cleaning things throughout the day in your new home can be really rewarding. After theist has settled from the big move, there will surely be messes, so it’s a great time to turn a new leaf and stay clean and organized!
Textiles can be home to some nasty bacteria and germs. Drapery, cushions, rugs, and linens all collect airborne toxins and allergens daily. Moving is a great opportunity to deep clean all your textiles for a fresh start in your new home. Remove all your cushion cases, bedding, and drapery, and throw them in the washing machine! (Check washing instructions first). For those items that can’t be thrown in the wash, such as rugs, have them professionally cleaned at least once per year to keep the nasties at bay.
Sometimes if you are doing a downsizing move in Kelowna, you may have a lot of things and not a lot of space. Decluttering is a great way to keep your new home clean and tidy after a move. An easy way to prevent clutter in your new home is to go through your items and decide what can go and what you want to stay. Donate good quality used items at your local Habitat for Humanity Re-store and allow us to provide you with junk removal services to get rid of anything that can’t be donated. Try to get into the habit of always putting items back in their place after you use them to avoid building up clutter on countertops, coffee tables, desks, and other surfaces.
Keep your air clean
Most people don’t consider the quality of the air in their new home after moving. Indoor air pollution is a very real risk that can have adverse effects on your health. When you purchased your new Kelowna home, you probably had a home inspection done. Pay attention to the age of your heating and cooling system and be sure to set yourself a reminder to change the filter in your furnace often to avoid dirty air being pushed through your home. Air purifiers and indoor plants are also a great way to keep the air in your home clean. You may also want to consider all-natural cleaning products to avoid airborne chemicals
Moving homes can be overwhelming, but it can also mean a fresh start in a new space and the perfect opportunity to start some new cleaning habits that will last a lifetime. If you’re planning on moving within or outside of Kelowna, give the Great Little Moving Company team a call today to assist with your move and junk removal.