Leaving your Old Home Spick and Span

When you move into a new home, you appreciate it if it’s clean. So, if you want to do the same for the people who are moving into yours.  Here are some tips for leaving your old home spick and span.

Get Your Materials Ready

Getting everything you need at the start will make sure you don’t have to stop in the middle of a job to search for something you don’t have. Gather together:

  • Cleaning cloths
  • Dusters
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Glass cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Broom and hoover
  • Rubber gloves
  • Small brushes for corners and awkward spaces
  • Window squeegee

Do one room at a time. You might find rooms like the bathroom and kitchen can’t be finished off until the day you move. You should be able to give other rooms a good clean at least a week before you go.


Wipe away any dirt on the glass and the frames with hot soapy water. Use a squeegee to get rid of the excess water. You can then give them a quick polish using glass cleaner.


If you don’t have carpet then a hoover and mop will get the job done. Be careful with wooden floors. The mop should be damp not wet that way you won’t damage the wood. Carpets should be hoovered. If you want to give them a deep clean you can hire a carpet cleaner a couple of weeks before you leave.

Walls and Ceilings

Get rid of any dust in the corners. Use a wet cloth to clean any stains. If you’ve removed pictures or posters, take out the screws or hooks and fill I the holes with filler.

Doors and Light Switches

Give doors and light switches a clean with a wet cloth. Dry the paintwork by wiping down with a dry cloth after you’ve cleaned.

Garages and Lofts

If you’ve got a lot of things stored away it might be best to box as much up as you can and put everything into self-storage. That way you have time to clean before you move out. You can rent a self-unit for a minimum period of a month, which will give you plenty of time to sort out what you want to keep and what needs getting rid of before without having to clutter up your new home.

If you would like to know more about self-storage in Stoke, give us a call on 01782 785 370 or fill out the form on our contact page.