When looking to sell your home or property, or even preparing for an inspection, cleanliness is everything! A spotless home makes for better open houses that let you finalise the deal quicker and keep more profit in your pocket. However, after living in a home, apartment, or other property for a long period of time, owners will often be surprised by what a task this can become. Out-of-reach and out-of-mind areas can turn a simple clean-up into a tough job. Yet, that doesn’t have to be the case. In this blog, learn every area you need to focus on to get a spotless clean in your for-sale property!
Cleaning an entire property, such as a home, can be a pretty daunting task. So, make sure to remember that this isn’t a job you need to do in a day. Spread your cleaning out over a week or so, even doing as little as a room at time. When getting ready to sell your property, cleaning just one room top-to-bottom can take some time and patience. Make sure that you’re stocked up on cleaning supplies and then follow along our list for what to clean!
The Orange Cleaning Ultimate Pre-Sell Cleaning Checklist
In All Areas of the Property
Empty all trash cans, then clean and sterilize thoroughly to remove odours
Clean all areas of windows, including the frame, and dust shades
Wipe down walls, doorways, and light switches
Dust the ceiling and all light fixtures and fans
Remove unnecessary clutter
Clean all stairs
Vacuum and clean all floors
Scrub the sink, handles, and faucet
Clean the stove top, burners, and overhead fan
Wipe down the refrigerator and other appliances on all sides
Wipe down all tables, cabinets, and counter tops
De-clutter and organize remaining items
Degrease and thoroughly clean the oven
Mop the floor after vacuuming, making sure to get under the refrigerator as well
Scrub the sink, handles, and faucet
Wipe down mirrors and shower panels
Remove any mould or stains from the shower
Clean and deodorize the toilet
Mop the floor after vacuuming
Clean the exhaust fan
Clean and reorganise items in cabinets
Clean and organize closets and storage space
Change the bedding and sheets on your bed
Wipe down the bed frame
Clean any mirrors
Wash or dry clean curtains
Clean all furniture, cushions, and pillows
Shampoo carpets and rugs after vacuuming
Wipe down all doors and lighting fixtures
Sweep deck, patio, and balconies
Avoid the struggle of a spotless pre-sell cleaning with Orange Cleaning! Let our professionals handle all of the hard work, and ensure that your property sells for all its worth. Hard to clean carpet stains, out of reach dirt hotspots, and other tough jobs are no match for the experts at Orange Cleaning! Contact us today for a free estimate.
As much as we love sharing our cleaning tips and hacks, we wanted to try something different. We want to connect with you guys- so we’re passing the mic over to you!
We want to use our website as a platform where people all around Australia can come together to tell their stories and share what cleaning means to them.
Our first cleaning story starts off on a light-hearted note: disaster strikes. We’re sure most of you have a story like this to tell:
“ Imagine this. You have rented your two bedroom apartment to two lovely girls who look clean, respectful and polished. It’s two days after the girls should have cleaned up the place and left after three months of staying. It also happens to be the agency’s inspection day. At 8:30 am, you let yourself in. There’s a hundred pairs of socks, cushions and dirty cutlery scattered across the living room floor, mould growing on the bathroom walls and more food clogging up the kitchen sink than there is in the cupboards. The window sill is lined with the corpses of dead flies, your favourite coffee mug is being used as a mouldy toothbrush holder, and the bathroom bin is overflowing. The worst part is: it doesn’t have a bin liner in it.
Single handedly, I attempt to vacuum and mop the kitchen, bathroom and living room, discovering along the way that the girls had barely left a drop of cleaning solution or hand soap in the house. That day has honestly made a huge impact on my life. I find myself cleaning up after myself more, and have discovered that I actually enjoy cleaning. It makes me feel content and happy knowing that the environment I wake up to and am surrounded with everyday is clean.
Part of the reason as to why I am now a cleaner person is because of that experience. I vowed that I would never let myself go like they did.”
A disastrous cleaning story doesn’t have to be all bad. Oftentimes it provides a learning experience and an opportunity for growth. Have you had an appalling experience with cleaning- or an inspiring one? We want to hear them all. Leave us a comment!
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