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Cleaning Your Home After You Move

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Cleaning Your Home After You Move

The minute you put the last of your boxes into your moving truck, you may think that you are ready to start your new life. Not so, however. The best movers Suffolk have to offer will always tell you that you must not forget to clean your old property. This is important, as it will have to go through an inspection from the landlord or new property owners. Hence, before you focus all your attention on your relocation, create a house cleaning plan as well. First of all, you need to know whether there are rules and regulations that you have to stick to, particularly if you have a rented property. You may, for instance, have to clean the oven, steam the carpets or even hire a professional company to come in and do the work, with you providing the receipts. Assuming that you will do it yourself, however, here are a few things to remember.

In terms of general cleaning, you must wash all your windows inside and out. Don't forget the curtain rods and windowsills. Do the same with your doors. Any scuffs or marks on the walls should be removed, as should any nails. Make sure your fireplace has been cleaned out and wash and dust your light fixtures and blinds. Always mop the floors and steam clean or shampoo your carpet. Naturally, no rubbish should be left behind. In the kitchen, your dishwasher should be fully cleaned. Totally clean the floor, including underneath your appliances. Clean out the refrigerator and allow it to dry. The freezer should be defrosted and cleaned. Your stove has to be sparkling inside and out, including the hood, extractor fan and bottom drawer. Racks should be removed and scrubbed. All cupboards have to be emptied and wiped down, as do the drawers, sink and counter tops. Clean the bathroom floor, sink, bathtub, fixtures, toilet, door, mirrors and medicine cabinet. Outside, mow your lawn and trim your plants and get rid of all the garbage in your garage.

Following these guidelines will make your moving experience far more pleasant. Additionally, if you are engaging in local moves, then you may be able to come back a few times to properly clean up as well. Do try to get professional equipment such as a carpet cleaner in so that deep dirt can be removed properly. You can either hire a company or get the tools and do it yourself. A top tip is to always dust first and vacuum last. This is because dusting will make the dirt fly about, leaving debris deposits that can be hoovered up easily. Only after you have hoovered should you start mopping, followed by another hoover afterwards.


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