Benefits of cleaning before and after a house move

Moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do. Here at Hire A Mover, we want to do whatever we can to alleviate that stress. That’s why we go above and beyond to help our clients. We have movers available seven days a week to pack, transport, and unpack your belongings when you move house.

When you move, we know there’s more to do to prepare than simply shifting boxes. If you’re renting, you need to leave the home in good condition to get your bond back. When you sell your house, you’ll want it to be tidy for your buyers. And wherever you’re moving to, you want it to be clean and sanitised when you move in.

There are numerous benefits to doing a deep clean of any property when you leave or first move in. Some of them might even surprise you. We teamed up with our friends at Pro Housekeepers to give you some reasons why you should clean and sanitise your home before or after a move.

Stay Healthy

Most people know that living in a clean home is better for your health, but it takes more than a superficial cleaning to eliminate health hazards that build up over time. Particularly when you’re moving and dozens of people have been in the house, you’ll want to take the time to do an extra deep clean to make sure there are no hidden nasties. Pay special attention to door handles and faucets, which could have been touched by dozens of people from family and friends to movers, estate agents, surveyors, prospective owners or tenants, and more.

Reduce Allergens

There’s nothing like a move to kick up dust, and that can make life miserable if you have allergies or asthma. Sweep and vacuum each room thoroughly before unpacking to stop dust settling on your furniture and furnishings. If dust is particularly bad, the Pro Housekeeping experts recommend spraying the room with a light mist of water to make brushing up easier.

Be Safe

Moving is the best time to organise your property and make sure everything has a place in your home. Most household accidents are caused by trips and falls—falling is the top cause of accidental death in the home. By decluttering when you move, you can reduce the risk of accidents. Clutter also makes a home more dangerous if there’s a fire: it can provide fuel for the flames and make it harder to get out in a hurry.

Deter Pests

Household pests love dirt. You might not think a bit of grime under the sink is a big deal, but if it gets out of hand it can attract all manner of creepy crawlies. It’s easier to completely clean and sterilise your new home as soon as you arrive, when you aren’t working around your furniture and possessions, so take the opportunity to roll your sleeves up and get into all the nooks and crannies.

Feel Good

Living in a clean, fresh home feels good, and has been proven to be beneficial to your mental health. From sparking creativity to lessening stress and reducing conflict, doing a deep clean when moving house will make you happier in the long term and help you really settle into your new home.