Why is spring cleaning so important when moving house?

SQM Research shows that there were more homes listed for sale between December and February than there are in the latter part of 2016 for Sydney – that trend continues elsewhere in Australia too. It’s a popular time to buy and move, and you might be thinking about doing so yourself.

To make this process easier, you should think about spring cleaning. Throwing out all of the unnecessary junk in your storage now might seem like a waste of time, but when you decide to move, and it comes time to pack everything up, those extra boxes will be a time-waster themselves.

Moving house doesn’t have to be a stressful process, but if you don’t take smart steps in preparation, you’ll leave yourself with a whole lot of extra work.

Spring cleaning your way to a stress-free relocation

If you’re wanting to move in summer, either because it’s the holidays or because that’s when you’ve bought a new home, then you’ll be doing so with a lot of others. If you leave your relocation preparations too long, you’ll be faced with either unnecessary costs to get a moving team at short notice, or you’ll be given a time slot that might not give you enough time to prepare.

If the clock is ticking on your relocation, how much more stressed will you be having to pack all of your old junk up as well?If the clock is ticking on your relocation, how much more stressed will you be having to pack all of your old junk up as well?

To avoid both of these eventualities, book your move as soon as you can! This way, you’ll know how much time you have to get ready.

If you really want to cut out any extra packing, and spend more time with the family, preparing them for what’s happening, then spring cleaning should be at the top of your to-do list.

Steps for a successful spring clean

The following steps will help you to spring clean your way to a successful move, no matter how far away it is:

  1. Be brutal. When you find something around your home or storage that you haven’t seen for years, and you barely remember what it’s for or who it was from, throw it out. The really special items will be easily recognisable or in a special place anyway!
  2. Clean from top to bottom. This will help when you move out, as you won’t have to spend as much time dusting and vacuuming. And take it literally – start at the top of the house, and the top of a room, and move down.
  3. Steam clean carpets and deep clean all floors. This is a big time-waster, so when you’ve got the time to do it in spring, take the opportunity!

There are simple steps you can take during spring to help your relocation go off without a hitch, you just have to get stuck in.

Get in touch with Allied Pickfords to discuss your upcoming move today.