Moving home can be one of the most stressful times people experience in their life. What makes it even worse is having to clean your old home before you leave. After completing the time-consuming task of organising and planning to move house, the last thing most people want to do is wash the windows or scrub the floors. Talk about exhausting!
If you’d rather have someone else take care of it for you, and take a well-earned break, maybe you should consider hiring cleaners in Adelaide to do a professional move out clean for you.
But, if you’d prefer to go the DIY route, here are some cleaning tips for people moving out:
Moving Out Cleaning Tips
1. Clean and pack the items you plan to take as early on as possible
While you will surely give your new home a good clean when moving in, it’s still recommended to clean all of your items first before you pack them. Do you really want to bring along years worth of collected dirt, dust, grime, stains, germs, and bacteria into your new home?
Cleaning your items before packing them will also make it easier and faster to unpack and set them up in your new home.
Properly clean all of your household appliances, furniture, and electronics a few days in advance of moving, and prepare and pack them before the removalists arrive.
2. Wait until your belongings have been loaded onto the removals truck before doing a final clean.
This ensures nothing is getting in your way – boxes, pieces of furniture, or other people. Waiting until your home is empty before cleaning it lets you clean it as efficiently and quickly as possible. You also won’t have to re-clean any areas which may get messy again with people walking back and forwards.
Move Out Cleaning Requirements
There are several things which often get overlooked by people when moving out. Even though they are all requirements of any move out cleaning. They include:
3. Touching up the walls
Remove any hooks, screws, or nails which you put into the walls. Make sure to conceal all the holes, as well as any scratches, dents or visible marks. A magic eraser works great for this. Also, get rid of any smudges or stains, and wipe down the walls with a damp washcloth. Lastly, dust or vacuum all of the ceiling and wall vents.
4. Wash the windows
Use a high-quality cleaner to wash the windows, glass doors, mirrors and any other glass surface. Also, clean all the window sills and blinds.
5. Eliminate any cobwebs and dust
Inspect all the nooks and crannies of your old home, and get rid of any cobwebs you find. Also, dust all the surfaces in the house, and vacuum the drapes and upholstery to remove any signs of dust or dirt.
6. Clean the floors
Vacuum your carpet, and use a cleaning product to try and remove any stains. If you have any particularly stubborn stains, then it may be worth considering using professional cleaners in Adelaide. Also, sweep hardwood floors, vinyl and tiles, then mop the surfaces. Clean the floors once all the other items are loaded into the moving truck.
7. Clean the light fixtures
Wash all the lampshades and light covers, and dust any ceiling fans. If there are any burned out light bulbs, replace them with new light globes. Also, dust and wash the light switches, as well as power points throughout your home.
8. Empty the trash
Make sure to take out all the garbage from any bins in the home. Nothing could be worse for the next person walking into a property than to find the last occupants rubbish.
9. Clean the fireplace
Remove any ashes and debris from the fireplace, and ensure it is spotlessly clean. Also, don’t leave any unused wood in the fireplace.
Consider Professional Cleaners
If you are short on time, or the thought of cleaning your old home one last time gives you nightmares, consider hiring professional cleaners in Adelaide.
Whether you own your home or are renting, by hiring a professional cleaner, you will get sparkling clean results.
You are guaranteed to get all your bond back if renting.
Also, if you own your home, it will make it more appealing for any potential buyers.
Are you looking to take a break after the hard moving process? For professional cleaners in Adelaide you can trust, contact Handypal Cleaning Services today.