Moving in itself is a very tough job; there’s so much to pack, a lot to dispose off and even more to clean. If you are thinking of selling your property, it better be clean and clear for the people who come to buy it. Secondly, if the move-out inspection teams arrive, you can save yourself from a heavy fine just by maintaining the house’s cleanliness. Last but not the least, it feels good to leave a home shining after living in it for years.
It’s not a very easy thing to do but here are some useful cleaning house tips to help you when moving:
The walls: Grab a hammer and pull out all those nails that you once put in for the frames. Yes the hole still remains, but buy a product from your nearest store to fill that up and make the wall look better. A scrub and soap can get stains off your walls, but you better know the type of paint you had and what it can accommodate. Magic eraser products are known to help you get rid of stains as well.
The kitchen: Here’s the tough part. Not only do you have to scrub the floors clean you have to clean all the cabinets. Get a scrub and soap, and wipe the counters. Make sure nothings left in the drawers, and there are no insects. Otherwise, spray it with an insect killer. All-purpose cleaners can reduce your work load by a handsome amount.
The bathrooms: Sinks, toilets and faucets are prone to have water marks and stains. This might take a while to clean, preferably with bathroom cleaning agents. Use a toothbrush to make the faucets shine and the knobs look newer than ever. Use soap to scrub down the mirror, and a newspaper to dry it. This is an old trick to make the mirrors sparkle.
All the other rooms: The rest of the rooms will have a similar fate. Vacuum the carpet or scrub the floor. You can vacuum the sofas in case you are leaving them there, and of course you have to make sure the windows don’t have any bird poop sticking.
Take out the garbage: Make sure that the trash cans are all emptied out, and there are no leftovers anywhere in the kitchen. Also, the dishwasher should be clean and tidy.
Don’t burden yourself: The moving part is enough to wear you out totally. Hence, welcome to the world of hiring professionals to do the cleaning. Just like that, the burden is off your tired shoulders and onto their specialized ones. Spend a little money and find an easy way out!
Finishing touches: You never know who might fool you into a deadly trap. Make sure you have pictures of your neat and clean house taken, sent to your landlord and received a receipt. Otherwise, you can get caught up in a scam quite easily.
Moving isn’t a piece of cake, but with these handy tips in mind; you sure can enjoy the sweetness of it all! To guide you more, i have developed a cleaning checkilist for your home Check it out.