Steps to Make Your New Home Shine After Moving from Another City

Make Your New Home Shine
  • Author: Fazal Umer
  • Posted On: July 10, 2023
  • Updated On: July 10, 2023

Are you moving to another city soon? The process is not going to be a walk in the park. You will have to pack everything you want to take to your new home, from that sofa set to the coffee table and everything else that holds sentimental value. 

You will also need to hire a reliable moving company to move your belongings to the new city. Finding trustworthy movers is like finding a needle in a haystack. Make sure that you do your research beforehand. 

Oh, and the deep cleaning! It is another task before finally moving into your new home. It is a long, boring process, from renovating to removing molds and cobwebs. 

If this is the first time deep cleaning and decorating a new house, you have landed on the right article. This article discusses everything you need to know about making your new home shine before settling in. 

Hiring an Experienced Moving Company 

When you are moving houses within the city, the moving process is comparatively easy than moving to another city. You only need a friend with a truck big enough to carry all your precious belongings. However, when the distance is long, hiring an experienced mover, like First Class Moving, is better to handle the moving task from one city to another.

These movers are experts in handling inter-city moves and can ensure that your belongings are carefully packed, transported, and delivered on time. Moreover, from discounts to free estimates, they have the best you can get! 

Seven Steps to Make Your New Home Shine

Now let’s discuss the steps that you need to take to clean your home: 

Dust Away the Cobwebs

Congratulations on successfully moving to a new city! Before you unpack those countless boxes and discover where your socks went, first give your new home the love and attention it deserves. 

As you settle into your new home, grab a feather duster, plug in the vacuum cleaner, and embark on a mission to banish the cobwebs and unearth any outdated decor.

Remember, a fresh start calls for a new space! Put on your favorite playlist on shuffle and turn the boring cleaning spree into a fun activity. Hunt down those molds hiding underneath the hinges of your windows and remove them from every nook and cranny, leaving no grime unturned! 

Clean High Before You Clean Low 

Start with the ceiling fans, the extravagant chandeliers, and the shelves. These fixtures are often left dirty, with a thick layer of dust forming over them. 

Also, as you clean the ceilings, the dust sprinkling down the surface will dirty your floor. Hence, cleaning high before moving onto the floor and windows is always better. 

Deep Clean the Floors

Ah, the floors—often overlooked but essential to the overall sparkle of your home. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty!

Remove any obstacles, such as furniture or tons of unpacked boxes. Vacuum or sweep the area to eliminate loose dirt, debris, and rogue crumbs lurking. Remember, your cleaning agent should be suitable for the type of flooring you have. A wrong cleaning solution on the hardwood floor can destroy the topcoat finish. Be careful because it can turn a dull-looking floor into a duller-looking floor. 

Also, if your new house has a carpet, you would want to replace it with a new one. Cleaning a carpet is more than a one-person job. Professional cleaners can be heavy on the wallet if you are tight on a budget. Hence, you can remove and replace the carpet with a cute rug. 

Clean the Toilet

Gather all the cleaning supplies for your toilets. You’ll need rubber gloves, a toilet brush, a toilet bowl cleaner (commercial or homemade), a disinfectant or antibacterial spray, and some paper towels. From shelves and cabinets to the sink and the toilet bowl, ensure everything is spotless and bacteria-free. 

Window Cleaning 

Windows are the gateways to natural light and the world outside, but they can quickly become clouded by dirt and grime. The previous dwellers might have cleaned the windows before moving out, but it’s always better to do it yourself once you move in. 

All you need is a cleaning solution and a sponge. Start from the window’s top corner, scrub the glass gently in a circular motion, and work across the entire surface. Pay extra attention to any stubborn spots or streaks. Take your time, and let the cleaning solution do its magic.

The Art of Framing and Arranging

Now that your space is dust-free, you can finally pay some attention to those blank walls. Transform them into a gallery of your memories and style!

Gather your favorite photos, posters, or quirky artwork, and get creative with the arrangement. Think of it as a puzzle where the pieces reflect your personality. Let your inner artist take the stage, and remember, no judgment if you hang a picture or two slightly crooked. It adds character!

Let There Be Light (and Fancy Lighting Fixtures)

Lighting can make or break the ambiance of a room. Swap out those generic light fixtures for something a little more eye-catching. Choose fixtures that match your style and make a statement. Whether it’s a dazzling chandelier or a sleek modern lamp, let your lighting fixtures become the crowning jewels that illuminate your new home and impress guests. 

If you want your house to have a vintage look, you can also visit the nearby thrift store and grab that vintage lamp to create a retro vibe. 

Remember the purpose of each room and the mood you want to evoke. Bright, cool-toned lighting is ideal for task-oriented areas like the kitchen or home office, where focus and productivity are key. On the other hand, warm, soft lighting creates a cozy and relaxing atmosphere in spaces like the living room or bedroom. Mix lighting styles to suit each room’s unique purpose and mood.


Congratulations, with these tips, you’re well on your way to transforming your new home into a shining haven. Make sure you deep clean the house to eliminate any pests and insects. Rats are also seen to be happy squatters, especially if the house has been empty for a while. 

Remember, creativity goes a long way. Feel free to decorate the house with art, plants, and vintage decorations.

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Author: Fazal Umer

Fazal is a dedicated industry expert in the field of civil engineering. As an Editor at ConstructionHow, he leverages his experience as a civil engineer to enrich the readers looking to learn a thing or two in detail in the respective field. Over the years he has provided written verdicts to publications and exhibited a deep-seated value in providing informative pieces on infrastructure, construction, and design.