Cleaning up after a move is an element of moving home, which many people often forget about and are struck with at the last minute. Once the removalists have taken everything out of your home, there is simply no doubt that you will need to do a clean-up afterwards.
No matter how well you cleaned your home whilst you were living in it, there will be dirt in the back of cupboards, marks on the carpets, and an untold number of unclean areas. Selling your home in such a condition is neither fair nor appropriate, so you will have to clean the property from top to bottom before you leave. This article looks at ways you can get the cleaning done with the least amount of hassle.
Enlist Some Help
When moving home, it is a good time to call in some favours owed to you by friends. Enlisting the help of a number of people will give you all the help you need, with some men to do heavy lifting, and some hands to help with the cleaning. With two or three people helping out, you will be able to dust and wipe through the home, whilst someone sweeps and vacuums behind you. In a few hours, you can get the property sparkling, like new, and ready for handover.
A small “thank you”with fresh flowers and a cooked meal,once you are settled in your new home, will keep the costs of this cleaning process down, and will also strengthen some friendship bonds.
Alternatively, you can utilise professional cleaning services to give your home a deep and thorough clean. There is a benefit to this, because a professional clean will be sure to leave the property shining in a way that you and your friends are unlikely to achieve. When you have not yet sold the property, this can make a significant difference in the way that potential buyers perceive the house.
If the property still hasn’t been sold before you make a move, then there can be a lot to be said for investing a small amount in redecoration before you put it up for sale. Redecorating a house by painting in light colours can make it feel bigger, brighter, and more welcoming.
Touching up cracks, and repainting areas that are fading, will also make a significant difference to the sale price of your property. This investment, in turn, can make a huge difference to the return you will get from the sale of your home, and it can be very much worthwhile.
Cleaning and redecorating your property can add value to the sale price, but there are other things you can do to make your house stand out in the market. Replacing all of the fittings in the home with new ones will make the property more appealing, because it will feel cleaner and less used.
When selling a property, the small steps that you take to make it more appealing can make a big difference when it comes to price negotiations.