With all the things have to worry about when you’re moving out of an apartment or rented a home, the last thing you want to do is to worry about cleaning your place. If you don’t leave it clean, however, your landlord will hold back your deposit to cover the cleaning cost, and it’s unlikely that you’ll get any of it back. You have two choices when it comes to the end of lease cleaning. Firstly to spend the time, energy, and money to buy supplies and deep clean that apartment yourself. Secondly, you can hire a company that specializes in end of lease cleaning.
What is End of lease cleaning?
When you move into an apartment, it is probably perfectly clean. The carpets have been shampooed, everything has been dusted and vacuumed, the bathroom and kitchen have both been given a very deep and thorough cleaning. While some of this might have been the doing of your landlord. It is more likely that the previous tenants, who wanted their deposit back, thoroughly cleaned that apartment or paid someone else to do it for them. Either way, this type of cleaning is deeper and more thorough than the daily or weekly cleaning most people perform. Though keeping your apartment clean makes it easier to complete the end of lease cleaning when the time comes.
How to do End of Lease Cleaning
If you are determined to clean your apartment or home yourself, the best place to start is with the areas of your apartment or home that need the most attention. Cleaning the spaces that do not need that much elbow grease to be returned to the pristine condition can tire you out before you get to the areas that need a lot of elbow grease. Once those areas are clean, move to the less dirty areas. Save vacuums and the final dusting until you have moved out all or most of your boxes and furniture.
When You Should Hire a Professional
Hiring a professional is almost always the most efficient and cost-effective option. Why? First of all, you will not have to go out and buy or rent any cleaning supplies or equipment, which can save you a lot of money. Second of all, with your life already filled with packing, moving, organizing, etc., the burden of also trying to clean your apartment can be staggering. It can be so overwhelming that some people just leave their apartments as-is and forfeit their deposits, simply because they do not have the time to clean their apartments.
Don’t fall into this trap! Hiring professional end of lease cleaners will free up your schedule and will cost less than the money and time you would have spent cleaning your rental yourself. Plus, most professionals can also get the job done faster than you would have been able to do yourself.
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