December 8, 2022
Even if moving houses is a part of life, many people think that moving is stressful. In fact, a survey asking adults about their stressful experiences revealed that 64% of the respondents consider their most recent big move to be one of the most stressful experiences they’ve ever had. On top of the hassle of moving belongings from one place to another, individuals will also have to worry about cleaning their previous residences. This is especially true for homeowners in rental properties since a deep clean is often required to get their security deposit back.
Cleaning a house can be tough, but you can make your moving and cleaning experience less complicated by knowing how to clean your place efficiently. In this article, we will discuss three tips you can follow to make cleaning up for a move easier, more efficient, and more effective.
Before you start cleaning, it’s important to know which section of your house or apartment you should clean first. It’s been a general rule that bathrooms should be your first cleaning location, followed by the kitchen because these two sections are much more difficult to clean than any other parts of your home. Once you’re ready to begin working, remember to clean from the top down. Dust off your ceilings, wipe down counters and then sweep your floor. Using this strategy ensures that you’re cleaning your house efficiently. Just imagine sweeping your floors first and then having them covered by dust again after cleaning your ceilings— your initial efforts could end up going to waste.
Use cleaning equipment
Cleaning equipment is meant to make your life easier, so make the most of them when cleaning your home. For example, instead of separately cleaning and disinfecting your kitchen countertops, you can use a 2-in-1 cleaning solution to make the job faster. It ensures that your counters are both clean and safe from harmful bacteria. Another piece of equipment you can use is a vacuum cleaner. As a matter of fact, there are robot vacuum cleaners that clean your floors on their own. Most of the best robot vacuum cleaners can effectively clean large debris and deep-seated dirt on almost all surface types. Many also include features such as a top-loading dust container, an auto-shutter tool, voice control, and a washable filter. This makes them a powerful and invaluable tool in making your home as clean as new.
Hire a cleaning service
There’s no shame in admitting that you’re not the best at cleaning. At the end of the day, letting professional cleaners tidy up your home may sometimes be more efficient than poorly cleaning it yourself. An article on tips when hiring house cleaners suggested some advice on how you can find the best house cleaning services for your home. One of them is deciding first what kind of cleaning service you want. For instance, do you want a professional cleaning service, or would you prefer to hire a self-employed cleaner? This is important because it will affect your expenses. It's estimated that hiring a professional cleaning service will cost an average of $125 to $150 per visit, while self-employed cleaners will only range from $50 to $90 for around two hours.
Before ending this article, it’s worth noting that these house cleaning tips are also applicable when you arrive in your new home. The faster you get to settle down in your new home, the quicker you can start adjusting to the place. In our article on how to feel at home after relocating, we shared that if you get to unpack and personalize an unfamiliar space, you’ll be able to feel more comfortable and happy staying at your new residence. A good cleaning strategy for your new place may be the key to doing just that.
Article contributed by Rose Janssen
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