i am in the middle of packing up our house, and i am surrounded by boxes and storage tubs, and garbage bags filled with towels and bedding and clothes, and wishing that i could fast forward to next week, when my new house will be unpacked, and all the cleaning and madness will be over.
we went over to check out the new house...and while it was "clean", it wasn't CLEAN. you know what i'm talking about? floors that haven't been mopped, a fridge that didn't get cleaned...nothing BAD, but i guess not what i was expecting.
SO, my big question is:
when moving, who is responsible for cleaning the house? the old owners? the new owners?
and how clean does it need to be?
help me out here, because maybe i've been doing it all wrong the past 11 moves...
it should be reasonably clean. major stuff and trash removed from the house. most personal items from bathrooms and closets gone, but ok to leave razors, hangers, laundry soap or other small items behind. floors swept, but not mopped. some food left behind in fridge is ok. small items in garage like paint cans, tiles, rakes and shovels are ok to leave. not important to wash windows or sweep patios, or wipe down the insides of cupboards.
the house should be really CLEAN. fridge clean. inside of all drawers and shelves wiped down. tops and underneath cleaned of all appliances staying. floors mopped. spider webs removed. all baseboards and window sills cleaned. windows cleaned. toilets immaculate. doors and outlets/light switches cleaned. all trash removed. nothing should be left in the house.
so, which is it?!
option A, or option B? or something in between?
let me know, cuz i really want to know what y'all think!
oh, and if you don't hear from me again this weekend, then i will hopefully be back tuesday with some pictures of our new space! wish me luck!