After listing your house with our REALTORS®, you've found a buyer and are closing soon. You're finally ready to finish up with your old home as you prepare to move on. The selling process involves a lot of emotions, and it can be stressful wondering how to clean the house one final time after selling. While the temptation to skip out on the remaining cleaning chores can be strong, cleaning after selling your home is important. Here are some tips on what to clean.
- The Kitchen
This is the most-used area of your house and among the toughest to clean. Clean out the cupboards, cabinets, and other storage areas. Clear out your personal items and clean every inch, including any grease or stains on surfaces.
As you clean, remember to pull aside the appliances and clean the area beneath and behind them. These areas are often forgotten, and they accumulate a lot of dirt. Finish off by scrubbing baseboards, worktops, and other fixtures before vacuuming and mopping for a sparkling finish.
- Work on the Living Room
People spend a lot of their time in the living room. So, before moving out, remember to sort out the living room. Move the furniture around, and deep clean your carpet. If you have any furry pets, vacuum well to remove any pet hair and any stains on the carpet.
You can also seek professional cleaning services for a thorough final touch. Remember to dust and wipe down the tables, stands, shelves, cabinets, the fireplace, and fixtures. You can also wipe down the walls, windows, and window sills.
- Clean and Disinfect the Bathroom
Before moving on, you need to give your bathroom a good scrub and disinfect it. Your main focus should be on the toilet, shower, sinks, and bathtub. The cleaning will take a shorter time if you previously cleaned before listing your home.
Don't forget to clean metallic surfaces like taps, which are susceptible to mold and limescale. So, as you clean, check out for mold, and clean the areas appropriately. Remember to also check the plug holes in the sink and bathtub. Get drain cleaning surfaces if necessary to ensure the water flows easily.
- Touch Up Your Yard
It's common to forget about your garden as the most focus is on the interior of your home. However, your yard matters too. Clean the garden and take out any leaves or rubbish on the surface. If there are weeds, pull them out, and prune any trees to make the garden appear neat.
Mow your lawn, cut shrubs to a shorter length, and take care of any other mess around the yard that shouldn't be there.
Are you still looking for the ideal home to move into after selling? Go through our Nassau County homes for sale and Suffolk County homes for sale to find a new house today. You can contact us today with specifics of what you need in a home to make your home-buying process easier.