Hello, new year! We’ve been waiting and here you are with all the potential and opportunity we could want.
With the new year in full swing, we thought it would be helpful to roll out our new baby series — new year, new life, new outlook. Makes sense, right? Having a baby is life-changing — whether it’s the first, third, or tenth.
We trust that if you’re expecting, you’ll find this series helpful as you embrace a grime-busting mindset for the health and well-being of your newest family member’s arrival.
For those of you who are not expecting, we trust this series will be something you can glean from. You never know how you might be inspired to be a blessing to the expectant mothers in your life. Especially as a mother is reaching the end of the pregnancy, an extra hand might be welcome!
To get the momentum going, we’re going to start with a general look at cleaning in our baby series. Let’s talk about how to deep clean a house before baby comes.
Why deep clean your home before baby comes?
Well, for most expecting mothers, the “nesting” phase kicks in where they feel the urge to prepare for baby’s arrival.
From a practical standpoint, this is a good thing. Think about it — a brand new, tiny human is coming into your home. He or she is so small, so new and vulnerable. Wouldn’t you want to blast away the grime and dust accumulated in your home?
Additionally, you’ll be expecting visitors who are eager to welcome your little one! Of course, you’ll want to have a cleaned-up house to welcome those who are so eager to meet the baby.
How to deep clean a house before baby comes
The biggest takeaway from this article should be that you need a plan. That’s right. However you choose to deep clean a house before the baby comes, you need to know what you’re doing before you get there. So whether you tackle your cleaning in the order we’ve detailed tasks here or in a different order with different priorities, formulate your plan.
But with all that said, we’d encourage you to tackle your cleaning spree in chunks — focus on one room at a time rather than the entire house all at once. When one room is complete, move onto the next! In this manner, you can easily measure your progress!
Choose safe cleaners
As you gear up to deep clean that home of yours, consider the impact chemical cleaners could have on your and baby’s health. Even if your baby isn’t here yet, it could still affect you and the baby during pregnancy. Make your own environmentally safe cleaners that won’t harm baby or buy some from the store.
So you’ve chosen a room. What’s next? We suggest going through every item in the room and culling out what you don’t use and don’t want anymore. Donate or haul your items to a thrift store or consignment store. Decluttering doesn’t have to be a pain! Get it done and you’ll feel great.
Wipe down everything!
And when we say everything, we mean everything! Start from the top — your ceilings and fan — down to the baseboard and floor. This is crucial when it comes to how to deep clean a house before baby comes.
Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum
After you’ve cleaned every nook and cranny in your home, it’s time to whip out that vacuum cleaner. There’s plenty of debris that’s hit the floor as you cleaned. Even if you can’t see it, it’s there and it’s got to go!
Wash all the fabric baby will come into contact with
Take the time to pre-wash all of baby’s clothes and blankets. Baby is coming home — a brand new little human, susceptible to rashes and discomfort. Use some baby-safe detergent and give your baby some fresh linen and clothes!
Deep clean that flooring
Soon enough, baby will be on all fours — exploring the world as she crawls her way across your home’s floor. First of all, you want to remove any dangers that may be on the floor. Second of all, you really should consider having a professional come to deep clean your carpet. A thorough carpet cleaning will dig down deep into the carpet fibers to remove germs, dirt, and grime. This will make your home a safer place for your adventurous baby!
If you do have a professional team come in, make sure they use cleaning products that are safe for your baby. At Enviro-Dry, we understand that your little ones come in contact with the floor regularly so all our products are safe for them and for the environment. Make sure whoever you hire holds high cleaning standards too!
Baby-proof your home
One final tip, as you work through your deep cleaning routine, don’t forget to include the baby-proofing of your home.
Strategize a post-baby cleaning schedule
Now that you’ve learned how to deep clean a house before baby comes, let’s think ahead. Your cleaning doesn’t stop here of course. Looking forward, you need to maintain a clean, healthy home after baby arrives! Come up with a custom cleaning strategy for upkeep.
On a side note, if you’re deep cleaning, you know those baseboards need a thorough cleaning. There’s a way to clean your baseboard effectively and we lay that out for you.