I had no idea that moving took so much energy and time even when you are using professional movers to help you pack and get your stuff to the new place. The first thing you notice is how every single thing in your house needs to be cleaned before you pack it up. When you live in a place, you can overlook the dust and stuff that accumulates. There is clutter in drawers and even little marks and scratches on furniture. We wanted our new place to be perfect, so we got help with move in cleaning in Singapore. We had to get our old place cleaned after we moved, and our new place needed a top to bottom cleaning before we moved in too.
At our new place, it was a new condo that just was built. However, there was dust and other stuff left over from the construction. When you looked around you could see fingerprints on stuff from the construction workers hands, and there was a fine dust from all the work of hanging drywall, cutting wood and more. The carpeting even had little bits from where the carpet was cut. There were still stickers on the toilet and shower from the products that were installed. Everything needed cleaned even though everything was brand new.
The day we moved in everything sparkled. We also got all of our security deposit back from the place we were renting before we bought the new condo in Singapore because we had it professionally cleaned after we moved out. It was worth it to have the professionals do all the cleaning work. It saved us a lot of headaches and saved us a lot of time. We actually were able to go out for a family dinner before the big move. It was nice to be able to slow down a bit and relax.