There is almost nothing more stressful in life than a house move, simply because of the amount that needs to be done. A lot of people presume that the most stressful part of moving somewhere new is the move itself, but often that’s not the case – the most stressful part tends to be the post move cleanup.
When you move out of one house and into another, you have to leave you old property spotlessly clean. The issue is that it’s not really possible to do this on moving day itself as you have lots of other things to deal with, and besides with the amount of people going in and out of your property, it would only get in a mess again.
So, this means that once you’ve moved all of your belongings into your new home, you then have to return to your old property and deep clean it from top to bottom. Something that when you’re in the middle of trying to organize your new home, just adds to the amount of stress that you’re under. The good news is that deep cleaning your old home doesn’t have to be stressful, it’s just a case of being organized about it. To help you to do, below are some cleaning hacks to take note of.
Don’t be afraid to get help
If you choose to go it alone, dealing with everything yourself is going to cause you to become stressed. When you’ve got a whole house to clean from top to bottom, having to deal with everything yourself isn’t all that doable, especially when you have a new house to unpack and little ones to look after. So, consider getting some help to make things easier for yourself. Whether you ask a friend or relative to help you or opt to use a professional cleaning service, such as Domestic One, it doesn’t matter, just as long as you get a helping hand so that there’s less pressure on you.
Focus on one room at a time
The key to making cleaning less stressful is focusing on one room at a time. Start at the top of the house and work your way through each room. By focusing on one room at a time, you won’t end up overwhelming yourself or putting yourself under too much pressure. For each room, write a tick list of the tasks that need to be completed, so that you can work through the different jobs as you go, ensuring that nothing is forgotten.
Give yourself plenty of time
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when it comes to cleaning your old property is not giving yourself enough time. Whatever you do, leave yourself at least two days after you move out to get the property shipshape and ready for its new owners or renters. When you’ve got a job to do, such as cleaning a property until it’s spotless, the last thing you need is a time limit, so ensuring that you’ve left yourself enough time to clean is a must.
Moving house can be incredibly stressful, so the last thing that you need is the added stress of worrying about how you’re going to ensure your old property is spotless before the new owners move in. That’s why it’s so important that you take note of the hacks above, to help make things easier and less stressful.
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