So you have finished packing your boxes, they are loaded onto the moving truck and gone. You would like to relax at this point but your work’s not finished yet. There is the tedious task of having to clean the house. Cleaning the house doesn’t have to be a difficult process and ensuring that you have a plan will definitely make this process a lot smoother and save you a lot of time.
Cleaning your house after a house move is a very important task. It is indeed important due to the fact that if renting they are going to be a series of requirements you will have to meet as per your rental agreement. When you initially moved into the property, it would have been in a clean state therefore, it is expected that it is returned in that exact same state. Your landlords or real estate agents will be expecting that. Obviously, if these conditions are not met there is a very high chance that you could be losing a partial amount of your bond or in worst case scenarios your whole Bond. Most Rental agreements differ from each other so it is important that you read yours very carefully to find out exactly what needs to be done to ensure that your cleaning is to the expectations of your landlords or real estate agents. They may require the use of professional cleaners to do the overall clean of the house. They may require the use of professional services to do a carpet clean. They might request to see the receipts as confirmation that the cleaning work was done by professionals.
Cleaning is something that we do every day or at least you do on a regular basis. It is easy and at the end of it, you do get some sense of satisfaction for a job well done. I like to give myself a schedule that I can follow on a weekly basis to do my house clean. Having a cleaning schedule and cleaning on a regular basis makes it easy to do that final clean after all your furniture has been moved out of the house. Example, you might want to clean the living room on Mondays and bedrooms on Wednesdays and so forth. By doing bits and pieces all the time, moving day cleaning will just be a breeze.
As a rule of thumb when conducting your house clean these elements that should be covered. Your window seals and your windows should be cleaned thoroughly inside and outside. Just a normal all purpose cleaner should do the trick here. I like to use a paper towel after the initial first wipe to give you that perfect finish.
Cleaning the oven can be very difficult at times. when we cook and bake the residue gets stuck inside the oven anyone who has ever cleaned an oven before you would know that is not very enjoyable. The good thing here is that if you go to a local supermarket there are products now on the shelves that are specifically for the purpose of cleaning ovens. They are very strong materials, therefore, ensure you read the safety labels and take the proper precautions to avoid injury to yourself. Once you’ve got your oven cleaner, you just spray it in the oven, leave it to set for a little while, and then wipe it off. Please note that different oven cleaners will have a different amount of time they will take for the agent to start working, therefore, insuring you read the label correctly and follow the directions given to you.
You should also watch all the walls and remove any scuffs that maybe on the walls as well. Remove all nails from the walls and fix any holes that might be visible. Bunnings is a good place to go for all your DIY needs and will definitely have all the tools that you will need to patch up holes and fix up walls so be sure to check them out. Clean out your fireplace, blinds and doors. A lot of people tend to forget the top of doors simply because we cannot see them so it is important to remember them as these are some things that the real estate agents and landlords can try to pin you on.
Remember to empty your rubbish bins on you way out and also to clean your carpets. Your local Bunnings is an ideal place to hire carpet cleaning machines. They are cheap and will not break the bank so it is definitely worth the $20 or $30 it might cost you to actually hire one out. Real estate agents and landlords love to pick on carpets. As you already know it is almost impossible to live in a house with carpet and after one year the carpet is still in perfect condition. It is for this reason that I strongly recommend the use of a carpet cleaning machine. Alternatively, if you do not feel that you’re up to the task, you can always hire a professional to do the job for you.
When cleaning the kitchen it is necessary that nothing gets forgotten. Get a damp cloth and start getting to work. Open all the cupboards and start wiping them. Make sure benchtop is wiped as well and of course not to forget the oven and range hood as well. If you do find some greasy spots, then the use of a degreaser can facilitate the task. The same process should be repeated in the bathroom and the toilet. You should ensure that every little corner is clean including the window seals the toilet seat and even the floors.
Of course, you shouldn’t forget the outside. Ensure that all the lawns are mowed and everything is clear of rubbish. If you do have some rubbish and garbage bins skips ensure that they are emptied or if left that you are allowed to do so. If there is any dirt or drawings on the walls due to the fact that some kids like to draw with chalk on the walls then make sure you clean it off before the real estate agents or landlords take possession of the property.
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