Five House Moving Tips to Make a Stress-Free Move

Moving can be really torturous, especially in a busy city like Melbourne. From making infinitely many trips to real estate agency to arranging transport and labor for carrying your stuff, shifting from one house to another is a stressful process which drains you of all physical and mental energy. We understand your misery. But, do not worry. With these tips, we try to help you in making your moving-out process stress free.

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1. Start Packing Early

No matter how obvious this tip sounds, it’s the only thing that people commonly forget to follow and end up in a chaotic situation. No matter how organized you think you are, there will always be much more work than you estimate. In order to avoid sleepless nights, start packing a few weeks earlier so that you have enough time on hand for the jobs that un-invitingly pop up towards the end.

2. Divide Things in Groups and Use Tags

There exist things of various kinds and types in house that need packing. Do not hoard all things together in boxes because it will make unpacking tougher than the packing. Divide things in groups of clothes, crockery, books, stationary, decorative items, furniture etc. and devote certain number of boxes for each group. Make sure you label the box correctly before sealing it. You can go a step further and organize things according to their material (for example, keep glass objects separate from other things) so that special care can be taken of boxes with brittle items.

3. Make a to-do List

A to-do list has many more advantages than simply reminding you of what still needs to be done. With a list of every pending task in front of you, it becomes easier to prioritize tasks and divide the work. This way, you can figure out which task needs more time and you must start doing it now, for example, cleaning and which task can wait till the end. Furthermore, the rewarding pleasure you get while ticking a task done on the list motivates you to get other work done too. Remember to add deadlines too to each task.  A to-do list is a bible for a disorganized person like myself.

4. Start Cleaning before Anything Else

Talking about cleaning, make sure you start the cleaning job before anything else. The reason being, cleaning is a tiresome job that consumes a lot of time and effort. You might like to avail offers provided by end of lease cleaning Melbourne professionals, who take all the cleaning responsibility on themselves and let you focus on other jobs that outsiders cannot do.

5. Get Rid of unnecessary Stuff (through a garage sale maybe?)

Moving to a new house is another step ahead in life. Do not carry things with you that hold little significance or that you deem “might be” important sometime in future. The more things you choose to shift, the most costly it would be. Sell out what is not needed and get rid of items that can be easily replaced.

Finally, do not compromise on your meal or sleep during the moving-out period. Stay organized and ask your loved one to share a hand. Rest shall be easy.

 

Carpets aren’t Nasty, Stains are

Stains on carpets always look worse, especially when you have got a new carpet. It is the fable that is accustomed to every house and yet no one can escape from getting a stained carpet. No matter how careful you are about preserving your carpet, its fate remains decided. Yes, it will receive a stain some time, either dirt or a coffee one. Do not panic when dealing with a tough stain. You can always get it laundered with professional services such as Liverpool professional carpet cleaning services or try cleaning yourself, if you’ve got the guts. Think again when getting it in professional hands as the costs could be tough like the stain itself.

What do You Need to Get Started

If you want to get your hands dirty in this cleaning business, get ready and brace yourself with all the “simple hacks”.

1. BEER

No, it is not for drinking at the moment. A beer has other uses too like vanishing carpet stains. Just dab some beer on a piece of cloth and rub on the stain and watch for a while until the stain gets removed. If this buster is a bad one, dab more beer and repeat the process until you have a nice and clean carpet.

2. VINEGAR

Like beer, vinegar guarantees ultimate cleaning effects, despite its so many uses in the kitchen. It delivers the best carpet cleaning results as if your carpet was never stained. Try some of these methods with vinegar if you are in for cleaning:

Make a solution of 2 Tbsps. salt and half a cup vinegar and rub on the stain. Vacuum the treated area and find the best results.

For paint stains, use a mixture of 1 1/2 Tsps. vinegar, 1/2 Tsp. detergent, and 2 cups of water and sponge the paint off your carpet.

Got juice stains? No problem. A solution of 1 1/2 Tbsps. vinegar and 1 Tbsp. of detergent would do the job quite right.

Oh, Coffee, coffee, coffee… your stain will remain no more as water and vinegar in equal proportions will wash you away.

3. ICE CUBES

Ice cubes? Yes. The ice cubes. Hardest stains like chewing gum can cause a lot of nuisance, but it is no big deal for ice cubes. Just put some ice cubes in a plastic bag and place over the stain. The chewing gum will get hard and now’s your chance to scrape it off using a butter knife. You can also use along mixture of water, detergent, salt, and vinegar to remove the stain completely.

Here are some more DIY carpet cleaning tips:

When Nothing’s Working…

If you are trying hard to remove that ugly stain and you have tried out all hacks, do not lose hope. You can always reach out to professional carpet cleaning services. The more it is professional, the better treatment your carpet will receive without getting ruined!

Tired of Cleaning Carpets? Here are some PRO Tips

Cleaning carpets is an essential and crucial activity of every housekeeper. Not only proper maintenance of carpet is hygienic and healthy, it is very important to increase the life of carpet as well as it gives a refreshing look to the house. In this article, we discuss the strategies and tips given by our experts for house cleaning in Greenville NC that effectively give your carpet a new and fresh look for years.

Start with Precautions

By keeping the carpet clean, you can save a lot of money that you would otherwise spend on buying expensive products for cleaning. Vacuum the carpet frequently (preferably two times a week) and deeply to get rid of dust. Avoid spilling liquids on the carpet. Use layer of plastic or rexine to cover the areas which can get dirty during activities involving liquids or sticky things. The more you take care, the less you have to worry about cleaning.

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Accidents Happen Everywhere

There is no denying to the fact that your carpet can get stained easily. In that case, every stain has its own story and a unique cure. A stain treated incorrectly can easily spread or reappear and cause even more mess. You must understand the nature of stain and deal with it accordingly.

Here we present some remedies to successfully remove most common kind of stains from carpets:

  • Never ever rub a stain to clean it. Blot it. Dab the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel. Rubbing the stain destroys the carpet fibers, whereas blotting doesn’t put much pressure and removes the stain smoothly.
  • Baking soda works like a magic when you have to get rid of odors. Just add it to the vacuum bag and easily fight odors. An enzyme based product can also prove to be very useful here.
  • For greasy or oily stains, spray dish-washing detergent and blot it up multiple times. The stain will come out as easily as the dishwasher does the dishes.
  • For wax stains, put a cloth over the stain and iron it for less than 30 seconds. The wax will melt down. Next, put a paper over the wax and iron it for a few more seconds to make the wax stick to the paper. Beware that you must not iron the carpet longer than a few seconds or you will end up leaving a permanent mark on your carpet.
  • Use a blotter brush or butter knife to remove crushed candy and blot it with clean towel before the sugar of candy gathers extra dirt and debris.
  • For chocolate stains, try oxygen based products
  • If you have gotten a chewing gum on the carpet, dry with ice cubes and cut fibers attached to the gum with scissors as closely to the carpet as you can.

You have to be extra-careful with chemical products that you use on your carpet. Follow proper directions provided on the label and never risk experimenting on such a huge fabric. Carpet cleaning is easy, but tricky. Learn it now or you will learn it the hard way later on.