We’re well into summer now, which means that families around Greensboro and across North Carolina are busy packing up their worldly possessions, saying farewell to the neighborhood, and otherwise preparing to move. Whether you’re moving across town or moving to a new state, there are myriad things to juggle. Once everything is out of the house, the last thing on your mind is giving your home a final clean — but it’s an important part of any moving process. If you’re moving out of a rental, a poor cleaning job could cause you to forfeit your deposit or pay additional fees. If you’re selling the home, a lackluster cleaning job could potentially affect the sale. Either way, the consequences aren’t great, so circumvent those problems and make sure the house gets cleaned.
DIY Versus Cleaning Service
Now, hiring a cleaning service to help during a move isn’t truly a necessity. However, with all the other upheaval, you may want to take this opportunity to delegate. Professional cleaning services are particularly helpful when moving for a few different reasons:
- They save you valuable time
- They remember the nooks and crannies most people forget
- They have the know-how to get out stubborn stains or marks
- They offer deep-cleaning options to get rid of allergens and odors
Most homes need an intensive cleaning after everything is moved out. Dirt, dust, spills, and other debris can easily work into the nooks and crannies you may not think about. This is even more the case if you have kids or animals. By the time everything is packed up and moved out, you’ll have a lot to juggle. Stuffed cars, a loaded moving truck, and temporary lodging make moving chaotic enough. If you have to wrangle kids or dogs on top of that, what are you going to do when you need a full day or two to scrub down the empty house? Leave the dirty work to local cleaning services, that’s what.
Professional Cleaning Services For Moves
A big reason we suggest hiring professionals to help clean your emptied home is because it’s a big job. Yes, you’ll need to do the standard sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting. But there are also a plethora of smaller tasks that easily fall by the wayside. For example, are you prepared to scrub out all of your appliances — including your washing machine and dishwasher, not just your oven? That can take up the better part of a day just to make it through the appliances, and doesn’t even include things like carpet stains, baseboards, vents, and even grimy light fixtures. Now, wait, did you remember to clean out the crumbs and spills in the fridge and cabinets? On top of all those occasional cleaning tasks, you’ll need to remember the basics, like scrubbing bathtubs and toilets. Not to worry; those are all common steps for just about any move-focused cleaning services. Professional cleaning can also help you avoid issues related to:
Another key reason you ought to consider professional cleaning services is because of the level of allergens that have likely built up in your home over the time you’ve lived there. This is particularly the case if you have pets, children, or both. The home’s next family may have someone severely allergic to dog dander or plant pollen that has collected in your carpets and vents. Professional cleaning services provide the deep clean necessary to turn your home into a blank slate in terms of allergen issues as well as cleanliness.
Outside of issues with the level of cleanliness itself, a poor cleaning job can also lead to potential financial issues. As we mentioned above, if you’re currently renting, a landlord may charge you for a poorly cleaned home — and unfortunately, the standard of cleanliness will be theirs, not yours. If you can show a receipt that you had the house cleaned by a professional cleaning service, your landlord will have trouble justifying extra fees or withholding your security deposit. If you’re selling your home, a deep house cleaning can also be beneficial. If a house looks dirty or grimy, buyers may assume you haven’t been diligent in caring for the home (even if you have). A thoroughly cleaned house can help you sell for top dollar.
Want more information about cleaning services for a move? Contact Clean Away Maids for help in Greensboro and the surrounding areas.