When you are moving to a new home, there is plenty of excitement to keep you going throughout the packing portion of the move (for the most part). Where most people find that they are burnt out, however, is when it comes time to clean the space before leaving it for good. This is to be expected, after all, you no longer live there, you’re ready to leave your old place where it belongs in the past and move on to bigger and better things like your brand new home. In order to ensure that you get all of your packing done, as well as your move-out cleaning, we have compiled a list of helpful tips that will allow for you to do just that. Continue reading below to learn what those tips are.
Create a Schedule
Packing up everything in your home and cleaning afterward is a huge undertaking so it is important that you know you are going to have to come up with a plan if you want to do it successfully. This means knowing exactly how you are going to map out the time you have leading up to your move-out date. If you simply have this one date when everything needs to be done by, you are much more likely to end up procrastinating. That’s right, your schedule should not only reflect when your movers are going to arrive but also when your bedroom will packed, which day you are going to clean out your refrigerator and much more. Be sure that you allow for a bit of wiggle room in case everything doesn’t go as planned. We promise, with the right schedule, you will be able to get much more done over a short period than you ever imagined.
Pack and Clean in Zones
While it is certainly easy to get distracted and overwhelmed while you are packing, we would suggest that you try to tackle one room at a time. Keeping your work concentrated on one space will allow for you to mark rooms off your list one at a time until you are completely finished. For example, start packing up your guest rooms and baths first and foremost. You can get everything in these rooms stored without it having any effect on your daily life. Once the move is getting closer, you can then begin to pack up things that may be used less often, until you are left with only things to pack that you use nearly every day. This will make cleaning a lot easier as well as there will be hardly anything unpacked getting in your way.
Embrace the Opportunity to Downsize
Since you already have to go through every single room in your home anyway, you might as well use this as an opportunity to get rid of the things you own that you don’t use or need. Place a few empty boxes about your home and fill them gradually as you come across items that you don’t think need to come with you during the move. If you have clothing or housewares you no longer need, you can donate them to a local charity or hold a garage sale. Either way, you will not have to move as much as you otherwise would have.
Ask Others For Help
Packing is not nearly as horrible if you enlist the help of your friends or family. With their company and extra hands, you can get the job done in a fraction of the time. The same can be said about cleaning as well. Simply ask your loved ones if they would mind coming over for a couple of hours, provide food and drink, and then get to cleaning!
Hire the Professionals
The best way to ensure that you get everything done on time when it comes to your move is to hire professional cleaners to take care of the worst part of the entire process. Rather than having to worry about cleaning your home once the arduous task of cleaning is complete, simply leave it to a professional cleaning company. If you live in Macon, Wifesavers can definitely help you with your move-out cleaning. Simply call us today and we would be happy to give you more information on our rates!