17Jul Cleaning Tips That You Should Know Before Moving In
“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.” – Rodney Dangerfield
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
There is nothing worse than arriving at your new home to find it filthy dirty with piles of broken appliances and other rubbish left lying around by the previous occupants. Also, along a similar vein, it is not a good idea to leave the home you are vacating in a state with dirt and piles of rubbish lying everywhere.
Thus, here are some cleaning tips to ensure that both the home you vacate, and the furniture and appliances are clean before moving day.
Cleaning while sorting and packing
The first part of the moving process is the sorting out of household contents into three piles: throw out, donate, or pack. Therefore, it makes sense to clean the goods you are taking with 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.
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
It is a good idea to clean the floors after the movers have carried your household goods into your new home. Otherwise, you will find yourself in a situation where you are only cleaning floors instead of getting on with the unpacking process.
The only exception to this rule is that it is essential to clean the floor spaces where kitchen appliances like fridges, dishwashers, and any other floor-standing machines are to be situated before they are moved into place.
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, they are well worth looking at and implementing.