If you are planning to move into a new house or apartment, follow these Cleaning tips. Toilets are some of the dirtiest rooms in your house, so getting rid of them is important. If you can, hire an exterminator to inspect your new place for unwanted guests. If you find any, they can seal holes to discourage future pests. They can also spray your new home to keep out unwanted guests. Getting rid of these unsightly visitors is essential for your comfort and enjoyment.
Moving out of a rental property
Whether you’re a renter moving out of an apartment or a homeowner leaving a house, you’ll want to make sure the place is clean before handing over the keys. Not only is your bond security on the line, but it’s also simply good manners to leave the property in good condition.
Whether you’re a renter moving out of an apartment or a homeowner leaving a house, you’ll want to make sure the place is clean before handing over the keys. Not only is your bond security on the line, but it’s also simply good manners to leave the property in good condition for the next occupants.
Here are a few cleaning tips to help make your move-out as smooth and stress-free as possible:
Clear out the clutter: The sooner you clear out the clutter, the easier it will be to clean. Go through your belongings and get rid of anything you don’t need or want anymore. This will also make packing up and moving much less daunting.
Start with a deep clean: This means getting rid of all the dirt, dust and grime that’s accumulated over the months or years you’ve been living there. Pay special attention to areas that don’t get cleaned on a regular basis, such as windows, baseboards and light fixtures.
Work from the top down: Start by cleaning the ceilings, then move on to the walls and floors. This way, any dirt or dust that falls won’t land on a surface that you’ve already cleaned.
Use Sugar Soap for the walls: Sugar soap is a cleaning product specifically designed for removing built-up dirt and grime from walls. It’s available at most hardware stores. You’ll be amazed at the results you can achieve by simply wiping down the walls.
Make the Windows and Mirrors Squeaky Clean: Streaks on windows and mirrors are one of the most noticeable things in a property. To avoid them, use a good glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth.
Kitchen area: Don’t forget to clean the oven, stove top, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. These are all areas that can get really dirty over time, so use a lot of old rags and good grease cleaner. Unless you’re willing to get a professional oven cleaner involved, the only way is to spend some time and scrub away. A mixture of Bi-card and vinegar can be a concoction of wonders here.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms to clean when moving out. Be sure to scrub the toilets, shower screens, tile walls, sinks and floors until they’re sparkling. If you haven’t cleaned the shower regularly, chances are they have built up a layer of dirt, grime, mildew, scum and hard water spots. You can make your own glass cleaner by incorporating an equal part mix of vinegar and dish soap. Spray all over the glass show screens and let it sit for 30 minutes, then use a damp sponge and clean water to wipe away the cleaning solution and dry with a microfiber cloth. The same solution can be used for tiled showers, you’ll notice the grout can become a magnet for grime and mildew. Scrub with a soft bristle brush and rinse well. Remove excess water with a squeegee or towel.
Cleaning Floors and carpet: No matter what type of flooring you have, it’s important to give it a good clean before you move out. Vacuum carpets and mop hard floors. If your property has carpets, you may want to hire a professional steam cleaner to give them a deep clean so they smell fresh again. Usually this is a requirement when moving out of rental properties and the real estate agent would want to see proof that this has been done. A cheaper option is to DIY and hire the equipment for the local hardware store.
Moving into a new home
If you’re about to move into a new home, you’ve probably noticed that the place is less than pristine. This is probably due to the fact that the previous tenants never cleaned it. You should make it a priority to remove all dust and grime from these areas. Make sure that the garbage disposal is clean and sanitized before using it. The same goes for outdoor windows. After you’ve moved in, you’ll probably want to sanitize them.
Before you begin cleaning, think about which areas in the house you’ll be cleaning for the first time. These include spaces behind appliances and furniture, inside cabinets, and vents. You can also disinfect hard-to-reach surfaces like doorknobs, which have been the source of many germs and bacteria. Before you start disinfecting, be sure to read the label on every disinfectant. The TGA recommends a 70% alcohol solution or bleach to clean these surfaces.