What You Should Clean Before Moving Out
There are certain rules and etiquette that have to be followed in many fields in business and life, that will tell the others that you care for what they will say and think. Many examples can be given for this and each one is good to be followed as a rule. It will surely worth the time if you find some to study the right way to do things for the certain situation you have found yourself in at some moment.
Though you think that leaving a house is not one of the moments that requires special action, you may find yourself very wrong about that. There are things that you as a seller or a person that has rented the place and now is leaving it for a different reason has to do, and cleaning is one of them.
It will be interesting to know how clean exactly you are supposed to leave the place, so you will not put yourself in the situation when you are making too many efforts and do very detailed cleaning, which at the end will turn to be useless. Most of the contracts and the estate agents will advice that it is expected from you to do at least the so-called “broom clean”. This includes carefully sweeping the floors as well as the cleaning of the ceiling and the walls. Actually you have to know that the contracts are not very clean about that. And there is no low that can make you do the cleaning. It is up to you as an owner who wants to sell its product the best way possible to the client. And very often, though it is not required officially, the owners are putting more efforts than it is expected to make their house or apartment shining for the new owners.
Here are basic things that you can follow to make the home look nice and acceptable. You can start with the removing of all the personal property, packing them and taking them to another place or storage. For the floors it is good to start with the vacuum cleaner, then you can use wet mob if this is necessary.
The kitchen is often the messiest place around, so leave enough time and pay it special attention. Clean all the appliances both which are out and inside the cupboards. Make the refrigerator look really well and the oven too. Take your time and clean the counters. They are the spots that catch the first look as you enter the room. It is good moment for the sinks and the tub inside the house to be scoured. It is not good idea to leave dust. It will not take too much time to wipe out all the shelves on the cabinets and everywhere else where there are some. For the floors and any surfaces that are made from vinyl or covered with tiles it is good to be washed with water and special detergent for their cleaning.
There will be more work when you have a garage that goes with the house. You have to remove your stuff from there as well and clean it. Usually this is the place where work is done so search it very careful and throw away any trash you will find in the corners or hidden under and behind the items that are in the garage. You can leave materials that can be good for small reconstructions in the house as paints, roof covering and extra flooring. After all you will not need them at the new place, because they only match to the old one.