If your Move Out date is approaching and you still haven’t figured out the details yet, it might be time to consider the End of Tenancy Cleaning. It might not seem like a serious challenge but it may cost your deposit if you aren’t careful. Maybe you have so much going on in your life right now that Move Out Cleaning is the last thing you think of but it’s worth organising the fine details.
First, think about the difference between this cleaning and any other cleaning up to now. Maybe the landlord has complained about your hygiene before but this time it may actually cost you much more. Think about how easy it will be for your real estate company to complain about few areas you missed or not cleaned properly so they hold part of or your full deposit. It’s not like it’s their prime target but wouldn’t you do the same in their shoes.
Look around your home and be honest to yourself – how often do you clean thoroughly? Do you clean the toilet bowl, the window ledges or that thin space between your wardrobe and the wall? Every time? Or just some rare instant something reminds you to? How often do you make a really thorough house clean and look after every detail?
Your residency might seem nice and cozy right now is it completely clean top to bottom, left to right with living room, bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom, corners and skirting boards included? If you can probably you have nothing to worry about but do you think you can keep this level of cleanness when it is full with friends and family, sorting, packing and moving your belongings? Just image how would your place look like when you have all of your staff sorted, packed and moving during your relocation? Who will do the cleaning then? Can you pack, transport, clean and do your fair amount of work simultaneously?
If you understand the challenges of End of Tenancy Cleaning then you should plan the best way to organise your schedule to save enough time for the sorting, packing, moving, cleaning and looking at the same time!
It might be more of a problem than you can think of! Remember that things are prone to go wrong (especially when you don’t pay enough attention to them) and think (really good) what your priorities are! The packing, finding the removal van, loading your furniture, the post tenancy cleaning or your job? Think about it and make a list of your tasks. Then see what you will need and take care of it first. Once you have everything sorted out and you have bought the materials you will need to make sure you keep your time right. If you have scheduled all your responsibilities right there will be just enough time to do the packing, move your possessions and make a thorough move out cleaning before your landlord comes for the keys. Otherwise you could risk your deposit. Remember that things could always go wrong and keep your time straight. But if you are already late or it seems like you just don’t have time for everything you should consider other options! Like calling in some help. It may cost you a little but think which is the better option – calling in end of tenancy cleaners now and doing everything on time.