Top 10 cleaning tips prior to moving home
Just think – if you’re transitioning into a new home, you’re going to want the place to be spick, span and ready for you to move right in when you step through the door. So, of course, you’re going to want to provide the same experience for your buyers after you leave. Here are some tips for ensuring your home is clean prior to moving out.
1. Ensure your home is empty
Before beginning your deep clean, you’ll want to make sure all your belongings are packed into boxes and your removalists have moved out all the furniture. This way, you can clean every area thoroughly without worrying about working around couches, tables or clutter.
2. Consider hiring a professional cleaning company
If you’re not confident in your ability to completely deep clean your home, consider hiring a cleaning company. Professional cleaners know which areas of the home will build up dust and grime and know exactly what cleaning products to use to solve the problem.
3. Keep the right supplies on hand
If you’re cleaning by yourself, make sure you have all of the right supplies readily available. This includes window cleaning product, floor cleaning product, a spray and wipe product for the kitchen, as well as a mop, vacuum cleaner, and some towels/wipes.
4. Don’t forget the exterior
The exterior presentation of the home is just as important as the interior. Ensure the yard is tidy, and all windows are cleaned inside and out.
5. Keep the kitchen clutter and germ-free
Make sure nothing is left behind in the very back of your cupboards, and clean inside them to get rid of any stains or crumbs. Do the same for your oven, dishwasher, and any other appliances you’ll be leaving behind. Ensure you move the fridge out of its usual spot so you can clean underneath where it was.
6. Do the same for the bathroom
Make sure every corner of your bathroom is thoroughly scrubbed, and there is no mold, debris or grime residue left behind. If there are tiles in the shower, they should be scrubbed with a brush.
7. Dust everywhere
Pay particular attention to skirting boards, built-in cupboards, corners, door and window frames, and blinds. If you have carpet in the home, we recommend a steam clean of the carpets to thoroughly remove all the build-up of dust.
8. Always clean top to bottom
It’s best to clean from top to bottom and back to front so you don’t dirty an already cleaned surface. This is especially true with the kitchen, start with the benchtop and stove area before doing the floor.
9. Make it fun!
Don’t get caught up in the stress of cleaning your home. Enlist friends to take the edge off and play music if you can.
10. Have someone else do a final check
If you’ve been cleaning for a while, you may lose focus and glance over certain spots. Employ a friend or family member to check and make sure nothing was missed.
This article was written in conjunction with Hire A Mover, a Sydney removalist company.