You’ve found a terrific new house or apartment and are planning your move. You’ve thought about utilities, notified friends and family, and are starting to declutter and get organized for the move. As you look around, you realize you need to clean your current home after you move out. Then you decide you want to be sure your new home is clean and sanitized before you move in. Now, how to handle all of that? Here’s why you should hire a cleaner before moving.

Cleaning Before Moving Out

If you have been renting, you will definitely need to do a thorough cleaning to get your deposit back and to keep from being charged additional fees. You may have a move-out checklist. Use that to determine whether anything needs to be repaired or replaced before you move. You will also want to clean everything in the apartment or house after all of your furniture and boxes have been moved out, so you’ll be sure to get it all.

After you sell a home, it is customary to make sure the house is clean for the new owners. Some sales contracts even specify that the home has to be left in good condition. The wording may refer to the home being “broom clean,” which is a term that basically means surface cleaning. However, making sure the house is completely clean is advisable as a courtesy.

Cleaning Before Moving In

Even though your home may get messy after you finish moving all of your boxes and furniture in, you want to start out with a clean house. Scrubbing floors and walls may not be your idea of something you want to do in the midst of all the moving frenzy, but knowing your home has been deep cleaned before you move in will be very comforting.

The Time Factor

The big question is, do you have the time to do all the cleaning? You have a lot to do to get ready for your move. You may also have a full-time job and family responsibilities that take up a lot of your time. When preparing for the move, you’ll be going through your clothes and knick-knacks to determine what needs to be discarded and what should go with you. You’ll be coordinating schedules to ensure the move works logistically. Cleaning your current home and your new home will take several hours, to do the job right.

Consider the Effort Involved

Cleaning is also hard work. You are already stressed and tired from sorting through your possessions, coordinating with everyone involved, making sure all the appropriate notifications are made, possibly even packing your moving boxes yourself. To do the job right, cleaning takes some effort. Honestly, after everything else is done, cleaning floors and appliances is probably the last thing you want to have to do!

Hiring Tips

Given all of these factors, it makes sense to hire a cleaner before moving. When considering a professional cleaning service, look for a reputable company with references. Ask people you know for a referral to someone they’ve used before or get input from your social media network for recommendations. Plan to have the service’s representative look at your home to provide a realistic estimate of cost and time, then lock in a date for the cleaning.

A professional cleaning service will make sure your current home is sparkling for the new owners or to help ensure you get your rental deposit back. They can also put in the time and the effort to clean and sanitize your new home before you move in, so you don’t have to worry about it. You can just move in and enjoy your new home!

Contact Fox Moving and Storage for Help with Your Next Move

You have a lot to do when it’s time for your  move. Just as you need to hire a cleaner before moving, you also need expert help with the move itself. The professional movers at Fox Moving and Storage Charlotte can help you plan, pack, move, and unpack your treasured possessions so you can move to your new home stress free. We also offer a free quote so you can include it in your moving budget.

At Fox Moving and Storage Charlotte, we are your trusted, locally owned movers. We will help you take care of everything involved in your next move, so you won’t have to worry. Contact Fox Moving and Storage Charlotte today to learn! Simply give us a call today at 980-414-8428 and find out how we can help you.