Here Are The Best Cleaning Tips When Moving
If you are moving in the near future, you are probably up to your eyeballs with stress. I swear I have lived in the same home for ten years just because I hate the thought of moving. Can there ever be anything more disruptive? The only positive thing that I can say about moving is that it is a great time to purge and to clean all those places that you haven’t gotten to since you first moved in. The mistake that most of us make is either to try to tackle our move in or out ourselves, or we call a friend to help. If you want to keep your friend, here is the first and most crucial, hire someone to clean instead of putting your friends and family to work.
Clean when the home is empty
Another of the best tips is to not bring anything into the home, or space until you have done all the cleaning. There is nothing like working on a clean slate. If you are attempting to clean the house you are moving out of prior to moving your stuff what are you thinking? That is like giving my two year old a bath before dinner. Once you are start moving things around you are going to destroy whatever you did clean with the outdoors coming in, or you are going to find all sort of things that you didn’t get to. It is best to plan ahead for a cleaning crew to come in before you begin to move out.
The same goes for moving into a new place. The best tip is to hire someone to be at the new place cleaning while you are still packing up the old one. Before you begin to move furniture in, or put carpeting down, you want to ensure that the floors and surrounding places are clean. You can’t be in two places at once, so it will be a relief to know that while you are attending to getting your things from one place to the next, someone is doing the job for you. If you are going to go through the expense of moving what is a few more dollars to have both places cleaned by a professional.
Don’t wait till the last minute
Tip number four, don’t wait until the last second. Moving is something that you know about and plan for well in advance. Make sure when you are planning your move, and the moving company, to also call for cleaning. If you put off finding a cleaning company until the last second assuming they are available, you can be out of luck. Since cleaning is just as important as moving, hire them at the same time to make sure that you are covered on all angles.
Finally the last of the tips is to not bring things with you that you don’t need. Why are you going to continue to pack things you don’t need to move them from one space to the next? While cleaning, if there is something that you have moved since you unpacked the last time, or worse yet haven’t even unpacked, get rid of it. Your new place will never look clean if it is chalked full of stuff that you don’t use and don’t need.