Whether you’re moving out of state, to a different city, to a different continent, or just across the street, there’s a lot more than packing to be done, and you’ll want to be prepared. To top it off, you’ll have to start cleaning the house before you can even sell it for sale or return the keys to the landlord before your lease expires. Although a move-in/move-out cleaning can be a challenging task, it can be made much easier if you plan ahead of time and are well-organized. Btw If you are looking for a move out cleaning In Sacramento, feel free to reach us,
Having a simple moving house checklist really helps to keep things organized when it comes to cleaning; nevertheless, addressing it with a plan is what distinguishes a smooth sailing move-out cleaning from a complicated one! We’ve compiled a list of helpful hints to ensure that you tackle move-out cleaning in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
Pack ALL Your Stuff First
Cleaning can be done later. Remember to clean the insides of your cabinets and drawers as well! When you’ve done putting all of your belongings into suitcases and storage boxes, you’ll see that the house is in desperate need of cleaning. Furthermore, you’ll have a lot more room to clean without being slowed down by knickknacks strewn around. More relocation packing advice can be found here.
Move Boxes To One Area In The Home
If you can’t move the boxes to a storage facility or your new apartment right away, gather them and stack them in one corner or a different room. This makes it much easier to clean the remainder of the house thoroughly without running into any of your packed belongings! When you’ve finished moving out, clean up the areas where your boxes were stored and touch up the rest of the place if necessary. Make a final walk-through to ensure nothing has been forgotten.
Clean from Top to Bottom Always
Remove cobwebs and dust from the ceilings, lights, and ceiling fans to begin your move-in and move-out cleaning. When cleaning the higher places, we recommend using a face mask because the dust and filth will become airborne. You may achieve this by putting a rag over your mop/broom and securing it with a rubber band to create a makeshift long-reach duster! Start washing down the walls from the top and work your way down, changing to clean rags as needed. Take a moist cloth that has been properly wrung and gently rub over any stubborn wall stains to avoid damaging the paint or the wall while cleaning. Frequently change the water.
Polish Windows and Doorframes
Wipe clean your window frames, ledges, glass panes, and tracks to remove any dirt. Remove stains or markings from the glass using a window cleaner, and brighten the frames by cleaning them with a slightly moist cloth. The tracks should be vacuumed or wiped clean. Similarly, for a thorough cleaning, do the same for your doors and doorframes around the house.
Wipe Wall Plates and Light Switch Covers
When it comes to house cleaning, they are one of those elements that are frequently disregarded. Fingerprints, paint, and grime build up over time, forming a sticky film. Spray the cleanser straight on the cloth (rather than the dish) and wipe it clean.
Clean Kitchen Counters and Cabinets
A deep clean may be necessary depending on the state of your kitchen counters and cabinets. After all, your landlord will examine your kitchen under a microscope before returning your deposit. Anyone moving in will expect their kitchen to smell good and be clean, which may need going above and above!
Sweep/Mop/Vacuum the Entire House
It’s better if you sweep, vacuum, or mop the whole house at once. This is because sweeping and mopping one room at a time allows dirt and dust from adjacent rooms to be easily transported into the newly cleaned room. This unnecessarily prolongs the procedure. Start by thoroughly sweeping and/or vacuuming each area, then mopping the floors for a long-lasting sheen. Frequently change the water.
Save Bathrooms for Last
Why? You and other family members or helpers will be using the bathrooms frequently during your general move-out cleanup. It’s best to clean them after everyone has finished using them. Of course, they’ll be filthy by now, so a thorough cleaning will be required to make those surfaces immaculate and dazzling once more. Mirrors and baths should be polished with a dry cloth.
While we feel you are capable of doing a successful move-out clean on your own, Our Sacramento Cleaning team would be delighted to assist you in ensuring that your former home is left beautiful for the new owners!