According to On The Move, "Becoming a homeowner can be one of the most exciting milestones you can achieve in your life. Although you should be proud of what you've accomplished, caution should also be heeded before you move into the home." Below are four things you should check before you move, as noted by professional home cleaners.
Don’t Forget About the Nails
The family who lived in your home before you likely felt the desire to decorate the walls with pictures, certificates, and other sentimental items. These items had to be secured to the wall by hanging on a nail. When you move in, those nails may still be in the walls. So few people think to remove them. When professional cleaners are hired to clean a home, they are not obligated to remove leftover nails from the walls. Before you move into your new house, it would be a good idea to do a cursory inspection of the rooms to remove any remaining nails and fill the holes with spackling.
Furniture Hides Dust
One of the most neglected areas of a home are the corners. Furniture that never moves from corners allows dust and dirt to accumulate in the carpet and on the baseboards. This dust can become difficult to clean after years of accumulation, so before you move into your new home, do a thorough cleaning of all corners and baseboards with warm soapy water and a microfiber cloth. While you're going through and dusting all the baseboards, you should take the opportunity to also inspect the outlets for underlying electrical issues. That way, if there are any issues, you can solve them before any more dangerous problems can arise.
Under Refrigerators Is No Man's Land
Refrigerators are heavy and are rarely moved unless something falls behind it or the person is moving out. Layers of grime, crumbs, and old food can collect under a fridge, and when a person moves out, they rarely clean that area. Going into a home you've recently purchased with some cleaning supplies to tackle cleaning the floor where your refrigerator will sit is always a good idea.
You Don’t Have to Do Everything
It can be incredibly overwhelming to try and do everything by yourself when you are moving. You may think that you have to get everything packed and cleaned on your own, but you don’t! Even if you aren’t using their services to move, you can hire a moving company to help you pack everything up. Packing and moving can be stressful work, and a good moving company can help you take that burden off your shoulders.
When it comes to preparing for your move, there are a lot of things to do, but packing and cleaning are probably the ones that are at the forefront of your mind. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you are getting overwhelmed.Start off life in your new home on the right foot — get all the healthy, chemical-free cleaning supplies you’ll need in our shop!