Whether you are selling your home or renting, moving house can be a stressful time. So stressful that two thirds of people asked in a recent poll, voted moving house top of their stress list, triggering more anxiety than relationship breakdowns, divorce and starting a new job. A major contributor to moving stress is a lack of planning. There is a lot to do and on that list is a deep clean of your home.
Below is a list of what Real Estate agents consider to be essential as part of a "bond" or deep clean. A word of advice, if you are moving into a home that you do not consider to be cleaned properly, you need to talk to your Real Estate Agent about having it cleaned properly as they will expect you to leave a spotless house when you move out.
If you are selling your home and not doing renovations or repainting, consider freshening up the house with a deep clean before opening the house to buyers. You will be amazed at how good your living spaces will look and it may even affect how buyers perceive the property, and ultimately how much they are willing to pay. It needs to be done anyway, so make it work for you.
A thorough bond clean includes:
All walls and skirting boards
All doors free of marks, dust, dirt, hand prints, cobwebs etc
Windows inside and out
All cupboards and wardrobes
Oven and stove top, including racks, trays, griller, hotplates, handles and dials.
Bathrooms, including shower, bathtub, vanity, toilet
All floors vacuumed
Hardwood floors mopped, carpets cleaned.
Bins hosed out
Flyscreens / security screens
Exhaust fans in bathrooms
Air conditioner filters
Each home has it's quirks and differences but it can take anywhere from fifteen to twenty hours to do a three to four bedroom home. If you do not have this kind of time to spare cleaning your home, or cannot bear the thought of spending that amount of time cleaning, give us a call!