You’re all set, the date is in the diary and you are ready to move out your current abode into something different. It has consumed your life for the last few months but the end is near. The boxes are packed and the removal van is booked, all that’s left to do is clean the house in readiness for, either the next tenants or the new owners. We know that this can seem like a thankless task, so we have outlined some handy hints and tips to make this job seem less daunting….just call us Mrs Hinch…!
First things first…let’s tackle the oven. The job we always leave for “another day”, well newsflash, the day has come and it’s time to get down and dirty with the worst job of all. The holy grail in this case is Oven Pride, available from most supermarkets. Follow the instructions carefully and your oven will practically clean itself.
Top tip: Do this job first and leave the product on while you do the rest of the house to achieve maximum results.
While your oven is cleaning itself, turn your attention to the fridge. Firstly, remove everything, and if you aren’t taking them with you, either give them to a neighbour or a family member to make use of. Soak the shelves and drawers in hot soapy water and let sit for 10 minutes or so. As for the fridge itself, mix together a little baking powder and water to form a thick paste and use on a cloth inside the fridge, this will remove any tough marks and leave your fridge looking sparkly white. To finish it off, add in an odour deodoriser for optimised freshness! We recommend this one by Croc.
Another one of our top tips is to tackle each room one by one, and always start from the top. This means dust down the ceiling, corners, vents, fans, and light fixtures first. Once that has been done, turn your attention to any marks on the wall or skirting- this is particularly important for rented accommodation, when you could face a charge for any damage to the property.
Watch the marks disappear by using the Flash Magic Erasers. These are available from most supermarkets or discount stores and are life savers for removing any scuffs or unwanted stains from walls, doors or flooring.
Finally, once you have finished your cleaning and your house is sparkling, always finish your home off with a spray of something nice, because first impressions count! This can be a squirt of your favorite room spray or even some essential oils. Whatever you choose, make sure it reflects your home. These can vary in price and can be ordered online, or in supermarkets. Top tip: head to Aldi to pick up a jupe of Jo Malone’s infamous Pomegranate Noir- you won’t regret it.