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How Clean Should Your House Be When You Sell It?

Selling your home is one of the largest transactions you will ever make, and can be a stressful and time-consuming experience.

After all of the listings, viewings, and sales paperwork have gone through, the last thing that you have to think about is cleaning your home and leaving it in perfect order for the next owner. Cleaning an entire property from top to bottom can be frustrating, which is why it can be helpful to hire the help of a professional cleaning company to do it for you. Professional Cleaners are specialists in the field, offering top-quality services to bring even the dullest and dirtiest of areas back to life. From exterior power washing to carpet cleaning and general tidy-ups, professional cleaners will ensure that your home looks good as new by the time they’re finished with it. In this blog, the team at Cleaning Properly will explain how we would recommend cleaning a house from top to bottom before you hand over the keys for its new owner.

 Start With a Clear-Out

Over time, your home can accumulate massive amounts of clutter which serves absolutely no purpose other than wasting space and collecting dust in your home. Moving house is the perfect time to de-clutter, allowing you to throw out old and useless belongings and start afresh in your new property. When clearing out your home, be ruthless. Go into every room in the house and rummage through each and every item, throwing away any old or broken items, especially ones that you don’t use regularly. As well as clearing out general waste and belongings, make sure to sift through your wardrobe and sell, donate, or dump any old or unworn clothes to make moving home an easier and lighter affair. When it comes to de-cluttering, it can be helpful to hire a skip or removals company to help you dispose of your waste. If you can’t stand the thought of decluttering your home alone, Cleaning Properly provides Laois clear out services, helping you to clear out and get rid of any unwanted items in your home.

Clean from Top to Bottom

After your belongings have been cleared out and packed, it’s time to start a deep clean of the house. There is no legal obligation to clean a property before a new owner moves in, but ensuring that your property is clean is an act of kindness to the new buyers, and will make both move-in and move-out processes a lot easier. The most important thing to do before moving out of your home is to perform a “broom clean” of your home. This means that, at the very least, floors should be swept, mopped, and/or hoovered, with dust and debris removed before the new property owner moves in. As well as cleaning all floors in the property, hard surfaces should be dusted, windows should be cleaned, and areas such as countertops and bathroom surfaces should be thoroughly scrubbed and disinfected when necessary. If you’re worried about deep cleaning your home, the team at Cleaning Properly can help, offering specialist end of tenancy and end of ownership cleaning services that ensure all aspects of your home are clean and looking fantastic before you leave.

Don’t Forget About Outside

If your home has a garage and/or garden, it’s important to have them looking clean and tidy before handing over the keys to your home’s new owner, too. Similar to the inside of your house, your garage and garden should be cleared out and given a general tidy-up before moving out, with all waste materials disposed of. As well as making the home more appealing for the new owners, this ensures that you don’t have to bring excess waste or belongings to your new home. Cleaning Properly provides full, professional exterior cleaning services,

including garage cleaning and clear-outs suitable for your garden and the outside of your property. If you want to go that extra mile when it comes to cleaning, we also provide top-quality gutter cleaning and power washing to ensure that your home is looking good as new before the new owners move in.

Start As Early As Possible

One of the best pieces of advice that can be given when it comes to selling your property is to start cleaning as early as possible. If you’ve hired a professional estate agents’ service to help you with selling your property, chances are that cleaning the home and signing paperwork are the only things that you will have to worry about and take sole responsibility for. By starting early and doing a little bit of de-cluttering and cleaning every day, you will make the entire experience less stressful and easier on yourself. The Properly Group offers full solutions to cleaning and selling your property, working in partnership with Cleaning Properly and Property Properly for comprehensive Laois real estate and cleaning services. For more information, or to work with us to help you sell your property quickly and efficiently, why not get in touch today?

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