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4 Tips For Spring Cleaning Before Moving

Tips For Spring Cleaning Before Moving

Performing a thorough "spring cleaning" before you move not only helps you organize before the move but can also help you receive a refund of your security deposit. Not sure where to start with such a big endeavor? Check out these pre-move spring cleaning tips, courtesy of UF Mover Guys.

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Plan Ahead

When it comes to executing a successful moving plan, it's a good idea to start sooner rather than later. This can help you to account for any surprises, but you'll be able to tackle all of your goals without becoming overwhelmed. Consider what can be packed early, when things can be cleaned, and if any repairs or replacements need to be made in advance to receive your full security deposit back.

Pare Down

Over the years, people tend to accumulate lots of junk. Whether something has lost its importance since it was purchased or if it was an impulse buy, you likely have more than a few things that can be cleared out before the move. Donate the items or try to sell them via local platforms to help finance your move. If you don't have time for that, consider junk removal services for an easy way to get rid of items you no longer need or want. If you're moving locally, you should also consider a storage facility for items you won't need right away but still want to keep.

Clean Top To Bottom

When it comes to cleaning, it's best to work with a top-down approach. For one thing, this helps to manage dust. For example, if you clean off a table first and then dust the ceiling fan above it, your table is now dirty with dust again. Starting from the top also means that if you clean the ceiling fans, vents, and window blinds a week or two before tackling the rest of the cleaning, these spaces won't become dirty again from daily use.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Keeping track of what needs to be cleaned can keep you focused and ensure that nothing is forgotten. Account for any detailed work, and be sure that you're doing a deep clean rather than just a pass over. While the needs of each home may vary, common items to put on your list include the following.

  • Stovetop & Oven
  • Refrigerator And Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Backsplash
  • Inside Cabinets And Drawers
  • Countertops
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Vents
  • Baseboards
  • Spackle Nail And Screw Holes
  • Window Blinds And Sills
  • Mirrors
  • Toilets
  • Sweep, Vacuum, & Mop Floors
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