Moving from your home is exciting. However, as you get closer to moving, you will realize the list of things to do keeps growing longer. With a long list of things to do, it is easy to forget all areas you should clean before moving on. Here is a checklist on what to clean before moving.
Did you have any nails, tacks, or hooks on the walls in your apartment? The condition of your walls will determine if you get your deposit or if your home gets a buyer fast. Remove any additions to your walls, and double-check through every room to ensure you have removed them all.
Remove the wall mounts and fill the holes to make these areas match with the rest of the wall. Wipe down the walls after removing any additions to make them seem new and appealing.
Windows, Window Sills, Glass Doors, and Baseboards
An important yet often forgotten task is to clean the windows, doors, and baseboards. Wipe the interior and outside of windows and glass doors with a glass cleaner. Dirty windows make the house feel ill-maintained and somewhat dirty.
Often, window sills and baseboards accumulate grime, and thus, should be thoroughly cleaned before moving. Get a damp rag, and use it to wipe the window sill and baseboards on all windows. Once done, walk through the apartment to check you cleaned all the windows.
You probably wipe your kitchen floor or garage floor daily, but how often do you clean the cabinets? Cabinets don't get the same attention as floors, but they collect dirt, splatters, and dust; thus, need deep cleaning too.
Before moving out, ensure you deep clean your cabinets. This includes cabinets in the kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, and garage. For kitchen cabinets, you can sterilize them by spraying a cleaner and wiping it down. Wipe down the outsides as well to keep the cabinets looking fresh.
Refrigerators are the workhorse of your kitchen. Unfortunately, they don't get cleaned as often as they should or as often as other kitchen surfaces. Therefore, food residue and stains can build up in the inner drawers as forgotten food gives off funky smells. Leaving an unclean fridge means a strong odor of food when the next person opens it.
Thoroughly clean your fridge by emptying everything in it. Then, bleach or scrub the interior as you wipe the outside to remove grime. Wipe off with a clean cloth, and finish off by polishing the exterior meal to give the fried a new shiny look.
Most people find it easy to clean the kitchen counter and floors, but cleaning the bathroom is a least favorite chore for many. Before moving out, you need to deep clean your bathroom to ensure it is spotless and germ-free.
Scrub down the toilet, both inside and out. Bleach the shower or tub, unclog, and wash the drains. Clean the bathroom walls, soap holder, and shower curtain. The bathroom is a commonly used room, so you should clean it last, preferably the day before moving out.
For more information on house cleaning, reach out to a cleaning company near you.Share
14 June 2022
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