When you’re planning a London house removal, cleaning up the home before you leave is probably the last thing on your mind. However, while your landlord may or may not insist on it, it is common courtesy to clean up a home before you move out. You should leave it in a nice condition for the next residents. After all, think of it this way: if you’re moving into a home that has seen previous tenants or owners, wouldn’t you also like it much more if they left it in a nice, clean state for you to settle into without much fuss?
If you’d like some detailed advice on how to tidy up before moving house, read on to find out what you can do to tidy the place up before you leave.
When you’re already stressed out about house moving, you probably don’t want to take on yet another task, especially not one as tiring as house cleaning, but it’s important to do it properly. Firstly, it’s just plain good manners to leave the house in a tidy state and secondly, clearing it up will help you make sure you haven’t missed anything.
Dispose “Packing Waste” As It Accumulates
Packing can be quite a messy process. If you’ve hired a moving company, you can rest easy knowing that professional packers and movers do an efficient job. Even so, working with packing boxes, packaging materials and packaging supplies does result in a small amount of waste. From bits of unused tape to leftover newspapers or bubble wrap, small scraps and odds and ends can pile up rather quickly. Instead of letting the mess accumulate, keep large bins around the house and keep disposing waste as it is generated.
Wipe All Surfaces
Surfaces generally get dirty rather quickly, and after a packing process when everything’s been pulled out and stacked together and then packed into boxes, you can only imagine just how messy all the surfaces around the home will be!
Take microfiber cloths and a cleaning solution to wipe down all the surfaces in the home. This includes counter-tops, door handles and knobs, stovetops and all other surfaces. Make sure you give each spot enough time to dry naturally before you keep anything on it or touch it again.
Clean Windows And Doors
You can use store-bought cleaning agents or even use a homemade cleaning agent for the doors and windows in the home. Soak rags or microfiber cloths in the cleaning solution and rub the surfaces down properly. Do remember that doors and windows tend to accumulate a lot of dirt and grime, so this sort of cleaning calls for a fairly vigorous effort. Make sure you clean from both the outside and the inside.
Be Sure To Clean The Floors
You should ideally clean the floors at the end, because all the other cleaning process will inevitably end up dirtying the floors. Once everything else is done, take a large broom and sweep through the entire house, collecting all the dirt and debris into a dustpan. Once you’ve disposed of all the dirt, (make sure you collect it in a garbage bag and seal it shut before you throw it into the trashcan or you’ll just risk it spreading everywhere again) take a long-handled wet mop and a bucket of water mixed with a cleaning solution and wipe down all the flooring in the house. Use a new wet mop or rinse the other one clean and then wipe the floor again to get rid of all the soapy residue. Repeat the previous step another time, and once you’re satisfied with the results, open the windows and switch the fans on to dry up the floors.
It’s a bit of an effort, but you’ll feel much better afterwards and the next residents will certainly be thankful! http://www.irelandremovals.co.uk/news/moving-to-another-country-food-for-thought.html