So you’re moving houses or going across the country; either way, you’re leaving! No homeowner forgets the excitement of moving into a new home, nor the bittersweet emotions of saying goodbye to an old one. Nonetheless, it must be done, and moving out is no easy task. However, these move out cleaning tips can make things easier!
Cleaning the house thoroughly is important for homeowners who are giving up their lease or wanting to sell their home. According to the lease agreement, you may be required to return the residence in a clean and sanitary condition. A clean house will also boost your chances of a possible buyer making a purchase. So, now that we’ve established the importance of move-out cleaning, let’s walk you through the process from beginning to end.
1. Organize your packing first
If you’ve already started moving boxes to your new location, that’s fantastic since the less stuff you have in the house, the easier it is to clean. If you intend to load the moving truck with all of your belongings on moving day, we still have some tips for you. Make one room available for storing packed boxes so that the empty rooms can be cleaned first. Even if it means cleaning one room every day, it’s better than cleaning the entire house in one day.
2. Remove dust and cobwebs from ceilings
When cleaning an empty room, start with the ceiling. When you are cleaning anything, it’s always best to start from the top and work your way down. If you don’t have a long-handled broom, wrap an old tee-shirt around your mop and use it to remove cobwebs from ceiling corners and dust the entire ceiling.
3. Wipe walls clean
Use the same tool you used to dust your ceiling to clean your walls. Begin at the top and work your way down, wiping from side to side. If your paint finish/wallpaper allows, gently massage spots away with a clean, moist cloth. Even if there are no evident stains, wiping down all the walls with a moist cloth will bring them back to life and make them look cleaner.
4. Sweeping and mopping
With all of the dirt and dust from the ceiling and walls now on the floor, it’s time to finish cleaning the space by sweeping and mopping. Before you begin mopping, keep the windows in the room slightly open for faster drying, and close other windows since cross ventilation may blow dust and filth from other rooms into the cleaned one.
5. Kitchen and bathroom cleaning
To make your kitchen and bathroom look presentable, scrub every surface thoroughly. Leave these rooms until the last of your cleaning because people will be in and out of them until all of the packing is completed.
We can take care of your move-out cleaning and have the home looking perfect before showing it to possible buyers or returning it to the landlord. If you are feeling stressed (which is likely when you’re moving), you have the option; contact our house cleaners and book a move out cleaning service.
We understand how difficult moving out can be, but these recommendations should help. If you have a large family and are going to relocate, you may require the services of professional house cleaners to assist you during the process. Call Sault Ste. Marie House Cleaning for help today.