Psychologists say that moving house can be almost as traumatic as getting divorced! At Handy Andy we understand the stress of moving and would like to offer some tips on getting through the process, so we’ve put together a comprehensive checklist of everything you need to do when moving into a new house.
Checklist # 1 – Before the Move
Before you even commence with the new home cleaning, there are a few essential things to prepare and do before the actual move. Here are our suggestions for the top things to check off your list before the move:
Measure each room - especially living spaces like the dining room and lounge as well as the bedrooms – so that you have an idea as to if your current furniture will fit into the space or if you need to buy new items.
Measure the doorways and passages prior to moving in to ensure that you will be able to move your furniture around the corners into the room.
Make sure you’ve transferred all the utility accounts into your name like the water and lights, rates and taxes, etc.
Make sure you have the compliance certificates in hand like the electricity compliance, plumbing compliance, and that any issues you were concerned about have been resolved.
Checklist #2 – On Moving Day
In preparation for moving day, organise yourself a new home deep cleaning kit so that you (or your designated cleaner) can arrive at the new home bright and early to begin cleaning ahead of the moving trucks arriving. Here’s what you’re going to want in your cleaning kit:
A multipurpose cleaner for all surfaces, appliances, and other areas. The New Handy Andy Cream Range is a great all-purpose cleaning range to take on just about any tough cleaning job.
Make sure you also have the Handy Andy Household Multipurpose Cleaning Trigger to target any specifically dirty areas in these rooms. These spaces in the home are where you’ll find the toughest stains and the largest number of germs.
Invest in a floor cleaner that can kill germs on contact. Handy Andy Floor Cleaners can do just that, and they smell great. If you need a little extra kick to clean those new floors, read our blog on Powerful Floor Cleaning Cocktails That Make Your Floors Shine.
What’s most important to you when it comes to cleaning?
Once the new home move-in cleaning is done, you will feel like a huge weight has been lifted. You might not get around to cleaning every single corner of every cupboard, but as long as the floors and the main surfaces in the kitchen and bathrooms have been done, you’ll be able to move your stuff in without worry.
Once cleaning your new home is done, it’s time for the fun part! Putting all your old and new furniture pieces into place and making the space your own.