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Autumn Garage and Shed Cleanouts

Happy Autumn from Daly Movers! We know that many Orange County moving companies are beginning to slow down after the moving industry’s busiest time of the year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Orange County movers for the opportunity to serve them and move them into their new homes.

Daly Movers never thinks about slowing down. Moving is an all yearlong industry. We know that many future Orange County movers are just beginning the entire process and thinking about their needs before their big move. Earlier this month, we provided tips for sorting and purging the contents of your home as you anticipate a move down the line. We hope that our future Orange County movers enjoyed our tips and resources for doing that.

Fall makes us think about areas like the garage and shed when the daytime temperatures are perfect for the jobs. In fact, National Clean Out Your Garage Day is observed as the Saturday after Labor Day. No worries if you missed that or even purposely avoided it. For many, the garage and shed are places they would prefer not to have to deal with. But deal with it you must so let us motivate you to get started! Not only will you want to sort and purge those contents to lessen the weight of your move load and save you money, but if you are getting ready to sell your home soon, you will want these areas to be neat and accessible for showings.

It will be a lot easier to organize these areas and make them accessible after removing what you will not need or want to take with you when you move. We found this article on realtor.com Don’t Neglect the Garage to be particularly helpful to get you started. This article has great ideas for getting your garage in shipshape and ready for a showing.

Don’t forget to keep a sense of humor. Play some motivating music while you move through the task. Get the family involved and helping. Most people can get the job done in one day or a weekend. Just think how good you will feel when the job is behind you. Daly Movers are here as your Orange County Movers with all the right resources to take the stress out of your move. Good Luck!

Cleaning House before an Orange County Move

Welcome Back to Daly Movers Orange County Moving Tips Blog!

Last week we discussed what should be left behind in the home by the sellers before their Orange County move. This week we will address the condition your property should be left in before going to closing. It is really quite simple. Leave it the way you would want it if you were moving in. You would want it clean and clear of trash and debris.

Your Orange County move process has kept you busy for quite some time now. You are almost done! After your Orange County movers have cleared your home of your belongings, it is quite easy to make your home move in clean. Here is a check-list of common cleaning courtesies:

  • Floors should be swept clean
  • Carpets should be vacuumed
  • Refrigerator should be empty and wiped clean
  • Oven should be clean and empty except for broil pan
  • Kitchen and bathroom counters should be wiped clean and dry
  • Sinks, tubs and shower stalls should be wiped down
  • There should be no trash or debris anywhere in the house or on the property

In most cases it will state in the purchase agreement what condition the house will be left in before closing. Sometimes it is agreed upon to have professional cleaners clean the house. Other times a simple broom swept condition is all that is required. Read your agreement over carefully and understand what is required in your case.

Having been in the Orange County move business as long as we have, we often notice the little extra touches our customers have left for their buyers. Of course these are not at all necessary but very nice indeed. Some examples have been to leave a new roll of toilet paper in the bathroom and a new roll of paper towels on the kitchen counter in case the buyers arrive and can’t find where they packed these immediate necessities. Some people have left take-out menus to their favorite restaurants in the area with the house manuals. How nice to arrive in a new home and then easily order dinner in from a recommended local shop when you are not yet unpacked or too tired to shop or cook. Some sellers have left a few copies of old photographs of the home so the buyers had a visual history of the home and property. It seems to help sellers leaving a home they loved to share a sentiment with the new owners.

Daly Movers wish you all the best with your Orange County move. Good luck in your new home!