By performing a big spring clean and sorting your stuff out before you plan to move, you’ll not only save time and money but also your sanity!

Below is a list of 5 things that could help you in the lead up to a move:

1. Now is the perfect time of year for a spring clean
Spring and Summer are popular moving seasons. With the days getting longer and people getting more jobs done we start to set our sights on the coming months. The housing market now springs into action reducing the clutter in your home can help you focus on your plans.


2. Don’t leave it until the last minute, plan your cleaning in advance

If you are thinking of moving home try to plan ahead. Tidying early on could really help reduce stress on the day of your big move day. Plan in advance, don’t leave the sorting out and packing for the day before you move, try and start a few weeks earlier. Ensure that you have the correct tools and cleaning products before starting. Ask yourself, do you have plenty of bin bags and multi-purpose cleaning products as well as enough dusters?


3. De-clutter, don’t waste time and money

Firstly, go through your house and try to work out what you don’t want to take with you to your new home. Don’t be tempted to take anything you haven’t worn within the last year.

4. The big clean

Once you have packed, stored or thrown away all the clutter, it’s time to do the big clean! Ensure you have already bought all the products and tools you will need for the spring clean, such as: bin bags, furniture polish, dusters, sugar soap spray, clothes, sponges, stain remover, hover and a mop and broom the list goes on….


5. Don’t forget…

·  Don’t throw away old bed linens and towels – save them for when you move. They could be used as dust sheets, protective wrappings for furniture or covering the carpets if you need to do any painting.

·  Don’t throw it ALL away –  many of your old belongings will still have a good sale value. Consider a garage sale, taking them to a car boot sale or selling them online.

 

·  Ventilate – when spring cleaning remember to work in well-ventilated rooms while using any cleaning chemicals and wear protective clothing where needed.