What better time is there to clean than when you’re moving? It’s a great chance to take the items you come across and clean them as you go. As an added benefit, the more you attend to before you move, the less you have to think about when you move in. That’s why moving time is a great time to clean.
Small Steps Make a Big Difference when cleaning before a move
Cleaning as you go can make a big difference in the long run. When you arrive at your new destination you can you start cleaning out your kitchen cupboards that are over your stove and refrigerator, the deep, dark recesses used for storing holiday glassware and china reveal lots of greasy dishes. It’s not because they were put away dirty, just that natural dirt and dust build up over time.
That’s why its the perfect opportunity to take time to clean the items and your new belongings at your home. Not only are you reducing the amount of dirt on your current belongings, but you are also not bringing it with you into your new home. So before you pack items such as your dishware away you can run them through the dishwasher and get them squeaky clean. Going through this process means less to think about when you’re unpacking and organizing your new place. Be sure to wrap them in paper that is clean before you pack.
Major Cleaning Means Fresher Air
Moving is also the perfect time to attend to any household goods that are fabric. Aside from sheets, there are many other articles that could use a thorough cleaning.
Take a look at the
- Blankets and dust ruffles.
- Pillows and pillow shams.
- Coverlets, duvets, and duvet covers.
- Draperies, curtains, side panels and valances.
It’s important to note that some of these may require dry cleaning and the others should be professionally laundered because they may be too large or difficult to handle. When you’re having draperies cleaned, make sure to remove the drapery pins and keep track of them for easy installation at your new place. As an added bonus, the air quality is sure to be better once these articles are clean and dust free. And less dust means fewer mites and other allergens.
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Where to Start Cleaning Before the Move
Its always a good idea to get a jump start on huge projects like moving your home. Especially when you want to give your belongings a proper cleaning. One way to ensure that you can make progress without getting overwhelmed is to start in the rooms that are used the least. For most people, that’g going to be:
- Spare Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Cleaning Shed and Patio items before your move
When walking through your shed or wherever you store outdoor furniture, you are sure to find items that are in good, if not desperate need for a wipe down. Cleaning items like lawn furniture and tools is another great place to start. You may have to contend with cleaning issues like rust, mold or even feces from insects or birds, and that is not something you want to take with you when you move. Be sure to wear gloves and work in a well ventilated area if you have to use strong chemicals to get the job done.
Professional Cleaning Services
Packing takes a lot of time, so anywhere you can get some help, do it! Before you roll up your area rugs think about having them cleaned by a professional. These cleaners generally handle upholstered furniture as well. Once these items are cleaned, inquire about stain protection. That way, when something is spilled on the carpet or furniture, you have time to wipe it up before it’s absorbed into the fabric.