• July 17, 2019
  • Bill Chen

Last updated on October 30, 2023

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” – Rodney Dangerfield

tips before moving

The World Wide Web, or Internet, is full of useful articles on the various aspects of relocating to a new home or office anywhere across the world, relocating both nationally and internationally.

This statement is indicative of the vast number of people that are on the move across the globe. Amelia Hill of the Guardian.com stated that by 2050, projections show that there will be about 405 million people on the move across the globe. These are staggering statistics.

Furthermore, moving is also ranked as one of the most stressful life events that anyone has to go through. Therefore, it makes sense that the statistics (and statements) noted above provide a solid raison d’etre for this article.

Tips to help you clean both your original residence and your new home

To ensure that both your old and new homes are clean and ready for occupancy, there are several cleaning tips to keep in mind. One option is to consider hiring move-out cleaning services to thoroughly clean your old home before vacating it. This will help ensure that the property is in top condition for the next occupants and could even increase your chances of receiving your full security deposit.

Additionally, when moving into a new home, it is essential to conduct a thorough cleaning of the space, including any furniture or appliances that may have been left behind by previous occupants. By following these tips and taking the necessary cleaning measures, you can start fresh in your new home without any unnecessary mess or hassle.

Cleaning while sorting and packing

The first part of the moving process is sorting out household contents into three piles: throw out, donate, or pack.  Therefore, it makes sense to clean the goods you are taking while sorting and packing kitchen items. Also, it is an excellent idea to clean the spaces that the appliances occupied when you move them. Otherwise, you will have lots of cleaning to do once the removalists have loaded your furniture and household goods. Staggering the cleaning process makes the hard task of cleaning seem easier.

Cleaning Before Move

Clean cupboards and drawers as you unpack

Even though your new home might have been cleaned by the previous inhabitants, it is still a good idea to wipe all areas, including cupboard spaces, floors, and walls, while you unpack. In other words, before you pack crockery and cutlery into kitchen drawers and cupboards, wipe these spaces with a wet cloth and dry them afterwards.

Of course, if your new home has not been cleaned by the previous occupants, you will have to get the heavy-duty cleaning equipment and chemicals out to clean before you pack items into cupboards and drawers.

Leave floors until after the move is over

When moving into a new home, it can be tempting to immediately start cleaning and organizing every room. However, it’s wise to leave the floors until after the move is over, especially if you have hardwood floors. With the constant foot traffic and movement of heavy furniture during the move, your floors are likely to accumulate dirt and scratches. Therefore, it’s best to wait until all your belongings are in place before cleaning the floors.

The only exception to this rule is for areas where kitchen appliances such as fridges, dishwashers, and other machines will be placed. In such cases, it’s crucial to clean the floor spaces beforehand to ensure that the appliances are not scratched or damaged during the moving process.

Final thoughts

This content containing tips before moving touches the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the well-discussed topic of how to make your move, and consequently your life, more manageable during the trauma of executing a successful home or office relocation. However, the experienced removals are well worth looking at and implementing.

Bill Chen

About The Author

Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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