Moving homes is a very stressful endeavour, and that’s before you even get to the logistics of cleaning. There are many things to think about when planning a move, and, thus, it’s easy for one task to get lost in the shuffle. That’s why we’ve put together a checklist for you to refer to when you start planning your moving day.
- Deep Clean Your Home
Consider cleaning your home from top to bottom; start from ceilings, walls, roofing, and staircases and make your way down to the floor. This will help you clean efficiently without worrying about getting an already cleaned space dirty.
Deep cleaning involves vacuuming, mopping, and dusting all the spaces thoroughly in your home that one might often overlook as well as areas you often clean. For example, ensure you clean your bedding, cupboards, windows and window sills, and baseboards in rooms; vacuum and deep clean all the carpets around the house; clear out the storage closets and give them a scrub; disinfect and sanitise your bathrooms to remove all stains. This is also an excellent time to do minor repairs around the house to make it look better.
- Clean The Kitchen
It may seem like a no-brainer, but the kitchen is one of the best places to start when you’re cleaning before moving out. After all, it’s the heart of your home. Make sure you empty and clean all of your cabinets, as well as any shelves in drawers that are removable. This includes cleaning inside your refrigerator (with a sponge or paper towel), oven (with baking soda), microwave (with a damp sponge), dishwasher (with dish soap and vinegar) and washing machine (again with dish soap).
- Clear Out Your Closets; Organise The Leftover Furniture
Clearing out your closets and organisers is a great way to get a good idea of all your belongings—you may find things you can get rid of, helping you pack more efficiently for the move. The items you collect can either then be recycled, sold for some extra cash, or donated!
If you’re leaving behind any furniture, it’s even more important to clear out your belongings to avoid giving the new tenants/owners a hard time.
- Give Your Bathroom A Good Scrub
Cleaning your bathrooms is one of the most important tasks. Deep clean the bathtub, the sink, and the toilet to rid them all of any stains. If there is any blockage in the drains, you can get professional services to clear that out for you too.
This is also an ideal time to repair showerheads, taps, and bathroom lighting to ensure you leave everything in the best condition possible.
Moving out can be extremely stressful, and if you’re not careful, cleaning before moving out can seem like another mountain to climb. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you need any help in move-out cleaning in Auckland, you can hire professional cleaning services that offer end-of-lease cleaning plans.
To make sure you get your deposit back and avoid any conflicts with your landlord, just remember to prioritise deep cleaning. Happy moving!