5 Last-Minute Cleaning Tasks Before You Move

It’s moving day — you packed everything, and the movers just arrived.

As they load up your stuff, you may not have much to do. But there are a few cleaning tasks that make sense — especially if you are leaving a rental.

Set aside the time and tools for these jobs, and you’ll be glad you did.

1. Check the Closets

Once each room is empty, the last hiding place is the closet. You definitely don’t want to leave anything behind.

Take a good look in each closet, especially in the corners and on the floor. Be sure to check behind the door.

If everything in the closet looks clean and clear, close it. A shut closet door gives you an immediate indicator that you did the task.

2. Wipe Kitchen Surfaces

You’ll probably use the kitchen on the day you move, to get water or prepare a last meal. As a result, you may need to spend the most cleaning time here.

Start by cleaning the upper cabinets, ensuring that each one is empty. Next, move to the countertops and sink. A quick wipe-down may be all you need.

If you leave any appliances behind, confirm that they are clean inside and out. The last step is to wipe the floor.

3. Clean Bathrooms

Like the kitchen, you’ll probably use the bathrooms a few times before you move. However, since you can deep clean a bathroom almost any time in the days prior, you might only need to do a little before you leave.

Rinse and wipe the shower and bathtub. If you have a shower curtain, remove it. Next, wipe down the sink, countertop, and mirror.

Give the toilet a thorough cleaning, and be sure to flush it before you go.

4. Vacuum Walkways

Loading a moving vehicle involves a lot of walking in and out of the house. There’s a high likelihood that the floors will accumulate a little dirt.

Follow the movers’ path so that you know where to clean as they finish with the room, vacuum or sweep the pathways. Be ready to spot-clean hard floors, especially if you move on a wet or muddy day.

The last place to sweep is the entryway. If you have a welcome mat, you can take it and clean under it.

5. Empty the Trash

The last-minute tasks of moving can produce a surprising amount of trash. Garbage cans are probably the last items you’ll remove from the home.

Keep a few extra garbage bags handy to toss any miscellaneous trash that may be left behind from packing and moving. 

You may need to arrange for your city to pick up your outdoor trash and recycling bins. However, since you don’t know how long it will be before the new owner takes possession, it’s best to avoid filling the containers with the garbage that can rot.

Make Your Move Simple

The last-minute cleaning tasks before you move may feel like they will take forever. But, with these tips, you can simplify it. To get a quote for your upcoming move, contact us today.


6 Tips for Finding a New Job in Your New City

Are you moving to a new city without a job?

Looking for a new job involves a lot more than sending around your resume. First, you’ll need to brush up on your interviewing skills, get creative about how you look for employment and devote enough time to make your search successful. Then, with a bit of work and dedication, you’ll take the next step in your career. 

1. Network

To the extent that it’s possible, start building a network of people in the industries where you’d like to work. That may mean sending letters to recruiters at companies that you find attractive, or it could mean requesting informational interviews to learn more about what it’s like to work at a company. Establishing a network makes learning about positions easier and advertising your skills to the people recruiting for those positions. 

2. Devote Time to the Search Every Day

Searching for a new job can start to feel tedious after a while. If you spend too much time on your job search every day, you could start to burn yourself out. Spending too little time on your job search — and the search could end up taking much longer than you originally planned.

To find a job in time to start paying bills, devote a certain amount of time to your job search every day. Some people might spend an hour or two to their search – others may spend three or more hours. Then, you decide what’s appropriate for you.  

3. Sign Up for Job Alerts

Job alerts tell you as soon as a job becomes available that matches your skillset. Sign up for job alerts in your area, so you can be among the first to know when a new opportunity becomes available. 

4. Put Your New Address On Your Resume

Once you’ve moved into your new home, put your new address on your resume. Having an old address far from the area where you’re trying to find a job might slow your search down. 

5. Update Your Resume and Cover Letter With Relevant Information

Every time you apply for a new job, update your resume and cover letter to emphasize your skills for that job. Making small changes to show that you’re a serious candidate with relevant skills to do the job will help you get an interview – which gets you one step closer to finding a good job. 

6. Be Ready to Interview

Have the interview skills and interview clothes ready all the time. Keep interview clothes on hand in your home at all times. Practice interviewing for positions, even if you don’t have an interview scheduled. Summarize your experience in front of the mirror – and if you have time, video record yourself answering practice interview questions so you can hear and see yourself as you would appear before an interview panel. 

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