Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Whole Cleaning Process

Our new home was definitely not a home when we first moved in. To say it was dirty is a huge understatement. The previous tenants had no interest whatsoever in cleaning the place and therefore, that job was left to us.

When we saw the amount of dust and grime the house had accumulated over the years, we decided the place needed a deep, deep clean. This is what we did:

1) Declutter. The owners had left a bunch of rubbish and old clothes, food, blankets, etc all around the house. We didn't want to keep any of it (I'm kind of a germ freak) so we packed it all up in plastic bags and threw it out.


{seriously, those curatins...}


2) We couldn't just throw out the old furniture so we called someone up to take it all away. It took two van loads but it was worth the 20€.


3) Once everything was out of the way, it already looked ten times better than it first did. It's amazing how just clutter can make a place look dirtier than it actually is. Still, the place was really dirty so we used a steam cleaner on the walls and floor, followed by a damp cloth to get rid of dust, cobwebs, larger stains...


4) Once it was all dry we grabbed the vacuum cleaner and that did the rest.


5) Finally, we gave all the rooms a good sweep.

We were left with an empty house and a clean slate. It still needed to be painted and the boxes needed to be unpacked. Not to mention we still didn't have running water (that's a story for another day). But hey, homes aren't made in a day =)

Anyone else been cleaning? I bet those patios are sparkling for upcoming summer BBQs!!


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