After the Cross Country Movers – Cleaning and Preparing an Empty Home

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Moving day finally came. You finally watched as all of your things were loaded on to a truck and hauled away by the cross country movers. Now, standing in an empty home, you realize the life prints that are left on the walls and floors of the home. Looking around, you see the places on the carpet where your furniture once stood, as well as the preferred path that everyone in the home took to the kitchen each day for food. The dirt might seem endless, but before you leave this final time, you need to prepare the home for those who will be moving it.

Cleaning Up

The first thing that you should do after the national moving companies have come and moved all of your things out of your home is clean up. This means that you need to get all the little trash pieces up and out as well as anything that was not moved in the big moving truck. You can use tools, such as a vacuum or broom to do this, or you can simply use your own hands. Make sure than you clean off any surfaces, as well as bathrooms and the kitchen appliances. Try cleaning the walls instead of having to paint. This one simple tip can save both time and money.

Repair Work

Another thing that you need to worry about when you are leaving your home, after whatever cheap moving companies you have hired have moved your belongings out, is repairing any damage that may have been caused while you lived there. Walls and floors are two of the main areas to concentrate on when you are repairing damage, as there are often holes in walls and stains on carpets. Make sure to steam clean carpets, fix broken tiles, and fill any holes that might be in the wall. This will not only make the place look nicer, but it will prevent the new owners from backing out of the deal due to repair work that the house might need.

Final Touches

Getting a home ready for the next people to live there is something that everyone should do when moving. While you are already exhausted because of the actual move, you would want the same courtesy on the other end when you move into your new home. You will find that it does not take too long to clean up and repair small amounts of damage. If you do find that you are out of time, however, you can hire help. No matter how you do it, make sure that you leave the place that you are leaving in the same condition that you would want to find your new place in. Doing so will not only provide the new owners with a nice home, but it could really prevent problems at a later date.