There are lots of different ways that you can keep your new build looking brand new, but a comprehensive cleanup is one of the best tactics. As spring rolls around, it’s the perfect time to ensure your property remains in pristine condition after you’ve moved in. A thorough spring clean not only refreshes your space but also helps maintain the quality and value of your new home. So in this article, we’re going to create a spring-cleaning checklist for your new build home, ensuring it stays looking as good as new.

Initial Assessment

Before running headfirst into a cleaning spree, take a moment to assess each area of your home. Focus on maintaining the 'newness' and addressing any areas that might have gathered dust or debris during the move-in process. Create a list of areas that need attention, categorising them by room or type of task for efficiency.

Supplies and Preparation

Next, gather all of your cleaning supplies - ensuring you have the right tools for different surfaces and materials. Opt for gentle, non-abrasive cleaners to protect surfaces in your new home. Microfibre cloths, a vacuum cleaner with various attachments, a mop, and eco-friendly cleaning solutions are all you’ll need to leave your new build spotless. Also, consider safety gear like gloves and masks, especially if you're using any chemical cleaners.

Room-by-Room Cleaning Breakdown

Now that you have a loose plan for where to clean and all of your cleaning supplies at the ready, it’s time to get started. To help you get started, we’ve provided a breakdown of each room and outlined target areas to clean.

The Kitchen

• Appliances: Wipe down the exterior of all appliances. For the interior, clean the oven, microwave, and refrigerator. Don't forget to vacuum refrigerator coils to maintain appliance efficiency and clean out the filter on the hob extractor fan!

• Cabinets and Worktops: Dust and clean the inside and outside of all cabinets. Use appropriate cleaners for your countertop material.

• Sink and Taps: Disinfect the sink and polish the taps.

• Floors: Sweep and mop the floor, paying special attention to corners and under appliances.

Living Areas

• Dusting: Dust all surfaces, including shelves and TV stands. Clean electronic devices and carefully dust any wall art or decorations.

• Upholstery and Carpets: Vacuum sofas and chairs, and consider deep cleaning carpets, especially in high-traffic areas.

• Windows and Treatments: Clean windows inside and out, if accessible. Dust and wash blinds, and launder curtains if needed.


• Wardrobes: Organise and clean your wardrobes. This is also a good time to declutter and get rid of any old, unused clothing.

• Bedding: Wash all bedding, including mattress covers and pillows. You might want to vacuum the mattress at this point, too.

• Surfaces: Dust all furniture, and clean mirrors and windows.


• Tiles and Grout: Clean all tiles and grout lines to reduce the risk of mould or mildew.

• Fixtures: Clean and disinfect the toilet, sink, and bathtub or shower. Polish taps and mirrors.

• Ventilation: Clean the exhaust fan to ensure it’s free from dust.

Air Quality

• Filters and Vents: Replace or clean air conditioning filters where applicable. Dust and clean all window vents and registers.

• Humidity Control: In new homes, maintaining proper humidity levels is important as it will help prevent mould and ensure comfort. Keep window trickle vents open all year round to help with this.

Keep Your New Build Spotless With Our Spring-Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning your new build home is more than a chore; it’s a way to care for and preserve your investment. By following this checklist, you can ensure that every corner of your new home sparkles, setting the stage for comfortable and joyful living. Remember, regular maintenance is key to keeping your home in top condition for years to come.

If you’re in the process of finding your perfect home, then let our team at Sanctuary help. Contact us today if you would like help finding your perfect new build, or take a look at our latest developments.