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  • Writer's pictureBranden-Lee Butler

Should I Declutter My Home Before Having it Cleaned?


Colorful living room in Harrisburg PA recently cleaned by B Clean Professionals


Yes! Please Declutter Before We Clean.

Decluttering your home before a professional cleaning service arrives has several benefits. Firstly, it allows the cleaner to access all areas easily, ensuring a more thorough cleaning. Removing clutter also helps to prevent items from being accidentally misplaced or damaged during the cleaning process. Additionally, decluttering creates a more organized and visually pleasing environment, enhancing the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the cleaning service.


Decluttering Helps with Staging and Selling a Home!

When potential buyers visit a property, they want to envision themselves living there and imagine their belongings fitting in the space. A clutter-free home appears more spacious, inviting, and allows buyers to better appreciate the property's features. Decluttering also gives the impression of a well-maintained and cared-for home, increasing its perceived value. By removing unnecessary items and organizing the space, you can create a more appealing and marketable environment for potential buyers.


What's the Best Way to Declutter for Cleaning?

Decluttering a space effectively involves a systematic approach. There are many ways to do this, but this is what we recommend!


  1. Set goals: Determine what you want to achieve through decluttering and set realistic goals for each room or area.

  2. Take it room by room: Start with one room at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Sort items into categories: keep, donate, sell, or discard.

  3. Simplify decision-making: Ask yourself if an item is truly useful or brings you joy. If not, consider letting go of it.

  4. Clear surfaces: Begin with visible surfaces like countertops, tables, and shelves. Removing excess items from these areas can make a significant difference in the overall appearance of the space.

  5. Organize storage spaces: Tackle closets, drawers, and cabinets. Remove items that are no longer needed and organize the remaining items in a logical and accessible manner.

  6. Keep up with it! After the decluttering and the cleaning, stay on top of it so it's never a large amount of work down the road.

Contact Us for a Move-In or Move-Out Cleaning!

Even before you get to decluttering, give us a call here at B Clean Professionals! We would be happy to get you on the schedule

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