Organising an international relocation is a tuff job, there are so many things you need to think about. And the work doesn’t end when your belongings finally arrive in London. You still need to clean your new home properly before putting all of the furniture in its place. At this point, you will be tired and feeling extremely overwhelmed by the tasks you still have to accomplish. Fear not we have created the perfect cleaning checklist for just such an occasion. Follow the advice of professional cleaners, and your home will be spotless in no time.
Planning Is the Key to Success
No matter how big is the new place you will need at least two – tree days to clean it completely. That is why you must have a solid plan and create a good organisation in your household.
- Divide the cleaning chores amounts your family members. Everybody must be responsible for something. Even the little ones can help in dusting their rooms.
- Buy cleaning supplies in advance. You will probably arrive before your belongings so don’t waste your time and get everything you need. Here is a simple list:
- A bottle of toilet cleaner
- A bottle of dishwashing liquid
- A bottle of window cleaner
- A bottle of multipurpose cleaner
- A couple of pairs of rubber gloves
- A mop and a bucket
- A packet of microfibre cloths
- Locate the nearest store. If you run out of something you need to know from where you can buy it fast and cheap.
- Go to your new home and look around. Make mental notes or actual notes on what you might need in addition to the basic cleaners. For example, if you have wooden floors, you might need a specialised cleaner.
After Moving House Cleaning Chores
London is a big, busy city so you might experience a delay with the delivery of your belongings. This is actually a good thing because before cleaning the furniture you need to cleanse the rooms. Here is what you need to do:
- Clean the toilet. Spend some time scrubbing the tiles and the corners. London is a city with high levels of humidity, and it is common to find mould, especially in the toilet area.
- Take your time and clean the air vents. You need to make sure your future home has good ventilation, and the air won’t be stuffed with dust particles.
- The windows need your attention as well. The good news is that London is not one of the sunniest places so you will be able to easily wipe the windows. Don’t forget to clean the frames.
- Mop the floors, corridors and staircases.
- Clean the drains in the kitchen and the toilet.
- Remove all the cobwebs from the ceiling and the corners of the room.
Clean Your New London Home
After the furniture is finally here and everything is put in its place, starts the real house cleaning. Your sofas and chares have been staying in the shipping container for days. You need to deep-clean everything. You don’t want mouldy or dirty furniture in your new London home. Take a deep breath. This is the last phase of the cleaning procedure.
- Clean the upholstery. Use a specialised cleaner for that. DIYs are great if you have time to prepare them, but let’s be real, you just want to get it over with.
- Wipe the kitchen counters, clean the sink.
- Don’t forget to clean the insides of all of the cupboards. Use the multipurpose cleaner.
- Vacuum the heavy furniture and all of the carpets. You may need to send rugs, and curtains to the dry cleaners depending on what is their after – moving state.
- Mop and vacuum the floors, corridors and staircases once again.