When you move into a new home a spring clean is always in order for general hygienic purposes. If you wish to prepare a meal for your family in your new home it needs to be tackled with some cleaning products and old-fashioned elbow grease first. Here is the easiest way to know you have ticked all the boxes and your kitchen surfaces are clean enough to eat off of.

Start on the right of the stove

Logistically the stove will probably be the dirtiest thing in the kitchen. If you start on the right of it and work your way around the room you’ll get rid of all the grime that has been left there. If you work your way around and finish with the stove you’ll likely only end up spreading the grease and dirt around your otherwise clean kitchen.

Simply spray the area with some oven cleaner and allow some time for it to take effect. In the meantime, you should spray the oven so that the cleaning product can begin to work there as well. Lay down some newspaper to catch any drips so they don’t end up on the floor.

Take advantage of the empty fridge

It isn’t very often that your fridge will be empty, so after it has been connected remove all drawers and shelves and give it a thorough cleaning. Clean inside drawers, across the walls of the fridge and in all its nooks and crannies. You’ll be excited to fill it with groceries once it has a pearly and clean shine to it.

Scrub the sink

Once you have used the sink to clean the fridge’s parts and anything else it’s the sink’s turn for a scrubbing. A kitchen sink is a breeding ground for bacteria so be sure to use a heavy-duty disinfectant and a dishwashing sponge. You can bleach the plugs by placing them in some bleach diluted with water for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. If the drain is emitting an odour try using baking soda and water down the drain to remove the smell.

Pro-tip: Zap sponges in the microwave for a quick and easy way to disinfect them.

This should be the second last step. Once you have cleaned the sink you can wipe down the surfaces and then mop the floor.

Now that you know exactly how to get started in your new kitchen you just need to find the kitchen you want in your new home. See what properties are for sale in your area, read our blog for more information or contact us to answer any questions you may have.