The arrival of a new baby requires a great deal of preparation, and cleaning your house is just one of the many tasks you’ll need to do. Here are some cleaning tips to keep in mind so you can ensure you are ready to bring your little one home.
Begin by washing down walls, ceilings and baseboards to eliminate dust and allergens. Follow this up with a thorough dusting of mini blinds, ceiling fans and light fixtures. Once everything is spic and span, shampoo your carpets to eliminate dust mites, pet hair and other irritants. Your little one will breathe much easier, and will also be less susceptible to upper respiratory infections.
An incredible amount of dust can accumulate in linens, which is why throw rugs and drapes should be washed in a washing machine on the hottest setting possible and then dried in a clothes dryer. Likewise, any blankets, sheets or bedding should also be washed, even brand new items. After washing, store it in zippered bags to keep everything clean until it is needed again.
You may have accumulated quite a bit of stuff for the new baby. All of it should be cleaned and sanitized just prior to the birth of your infant. Items such as play pens, swings and high chairs can be wiped down with sanitizing wipes; however, you may need to shampoo car seats and crib mattresses to ensure they are as clean and germ free as possible.
The outside of cabinets should also be wiped down ahead of time. While you’re at it, go ahead and install childproof locks on all your cabinet doors. You’ll save yourself a great deal of time later whenever your baby starts crawling.
Create a stash of cleaning supplies and keep them handy in the bathroom, kitchen and nursery. That way, you won’t spend time looking for supplies, and can easily pick up minor messes as they occur.
These are just a few of the cleaning tips to help you get ready for baby. If you’re expecting, you probably have lots of other things to do as well, which is why hiring a cleaning service can take a great deal of pressure off you. Contact us to find out how we can make life easier for you.