How to Clean your House when Moving – 5 Important Steps

cleaning when moving between homes

When moving houses, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. Not only do you have to worry about packing, deposits, pets, and moving trucks, but you also have to make sure that you are leaving a clean house for the next resident. On top of all your moving out tasks, you have to think about cleaning your new home! There is a lot to do but it can be done with some assistance. Keep reading to learn how to clean when moving houses in Southern Ontario.

Prepare to Move Out of Your Current Home

 

Tip #1: Make a Cleaning Checklist

A comprehensive cleaning checklist will help organize your thoughts and keep you on track. Cleaning a house before moving out is something that must be done. However, the process should go smoother with a checklist. This may seem like a very simple step, but it really will assist you when preparing the house to move out. This list should include the areas that need to be deep cleaned as well as the areas that could just use a general cleaning.

Tip #2: Hire a Local Move-Out Cleaning Service

You have enough on your plate to worry about while moving out. Why add more pressure to that situation? With a local cleaning service, you can ensure your old space is as clean as your new space. The advantage of hiring a professional is that they know how to make sure the home is clean to the highest standards. Also note that a professional move-out clean is typically required if you are renting and want your deposit returned.

 

Prepare to Move into Your New Home

 

Tip #3: Pack your Home with a Purpose

Sometimes when you move, you don’t realize how much stuff you truly own until you see the visual of everything packed into a box. You want everything packed away efficiently, but you should pack with purpose. Try making sure that things that are alike go in the same box with a clear label.

For example, if two boxes have toiletries, label them both toiletries and not one bathroom and the other toilet. You are also going to want to make sure you mark what is fragile. By labeling and grouping everything it will save you time when unpacking in your new home. With everything clearly labeled, you will have no trouble locating your cleaning supplies.

Tip #4: Keep Your Clothes Clean

There is also a certain trick to packing your clothes that keeps them fresh and clean during your move. While you could pack your clothes in bags, or even cram them in a box, that will not be helpful when it comes time to actually unpack and put everything away. If you are someone who has many clothes on hangers, there is a way to move them while avoiding boxes and bags.

All you have to do is grab as many zip ties as you can. Then group your hanging clothes together, about 7-10 hangers in each group, and use the zip tie to keep the hangers together. When you get to your new house, you simply hang the clothes up in their desired order! No more digging in boxes, rewashing clothes, or ironing out wrinkles.

Tip #5: Hire a Local Move-In Cleaning Service

A final helpful tip before moving into your new home is to hire a local move-in cleaning service. You may think cleaning your new home is unnecessary because it is a new space or maybe even a brand-new home. However, this is far from the truth. If there was someone previously living in the home, they might not have been as committed to cleaning as you. Dirt and grime from past residents is not a good way to start your new living situation! You will want to deep clean a house before moving in. Even new construction homes need a professional move-in clean to remove dust and debris from construction.

Local Move-In and Move-Out Cleaning Services in Southern Ontario

Moving houses can serve as both an exciting and stressful time. Residents in Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Milton, Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, and Niagara can rely on the ease and simplicity provided by Hellamaid. Our variety of move in and move out cleaning services are available to book directly online, offering convenient professional home cleaning services that meet your needs. Book the deep clean you need to start your new space off right today!

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