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Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


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How To Get Your Home Ready For A Paint Crew

Catherine Edwards

If you're going to hire painters to freshen the inside of your home with new paint, you'll want to know how to prepare. Painting can take a long time and you don't want the painters to waste time moving things you should have taken care of yourself. Here are a few tips that should help you get ready for the painters.

Agree On Details In The Contract

Paying the painting crew to move your furniture isn't necessarily a bad thing, but you want to know in advance how much it will cost. You also want to come to an agreement on what the painters will and will not do. If you tell the painters you don't want them to move heavy furniture, they might paint around things like a bulky dresser. It's better to have your entire walls painted in case you ever want to rearrange things. If you agree to prep your home yourself, then you should do everything and not expect the painters to help you move heavy furniture at the last minute. Time is money for the painting crew, so it isn't fair them to ask for more service than you agreed to pay for.

Clear All Your Walls

Go through your entire home and clear things off the walls. This includes curtains, curtain rods, window blinds, pictures, and wall decorations. You can let the painters know if you plan to put them back in the same place so they won't fill in the holes. Some painters automatically fill in all holes and cracks as they prepare the walls to be painted.

Remove Small Items

You don't want to leave out any small lamps or decorative items that could be knocked to the floor while the painters go about their work. You can place them in totes or boxes and stack them on your beds. Also, look for heavy small things like books. You'll probably have to remove books from shelves so the shelves can be moved easily. China may need removed, wrapped, and packed too so your nice dishes aren't broken by trying to move the china cabinet. Clear everything off the counters in your bathroom and kitchen. If you end up with a lot of boxes, stack them in the garage or on a back porch so you don't have to keep moving them around all day to keep them out of the way.

Push Furniture To The Center Of The Room

The painters need a wide walkway around the perimeter of the room, so push your furniture toward the middle. Just leave a path through the furniture so the painter can stand in the middle and paint the ceiling. The professionals use drop cloths on all your furniture and floors, so you won't have to worry about things being ruined. Your main concern is with getting things out of the way of the work being done.

Talk to the residential painting service as soon as they arrive about anything else you need to do. For instance, if you have a king bed in a small room, you may need to take the bed apart and move it to another room if there isn't enough space for the work crew to move around. It may seem like a lot of work to get ready for a paint crew, but if you do it yourself, you'll save money. Plus, the job will go a lot faster if the painters don't have to waste time moving your furniture and belongings out of the way.