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Moving is a stressful task because it pushes your multitasking limits to the edge. You need to make sure you’ve packed everything, found a new place to move and help your children understand and process this major turning point in life. Not to mention, you also need to clean the entire home for the tenants who you’ll pass the keys to.
Don’t think it will be an easy task either. Most of us clean only on the surface level, meaning there’s a lot of nooks and crannies you’ve never ever cleaned. Those can be particularly difficult to handle.
Fortunately, there are a lot of cleaning companies out there that offer move out cleaning services to people just like you. If you hire a cleaning service to handle this part of the move, you could literally walk out with your hands clean and enjoy your brand new start.
Here are 5 more compelling reasons to hire a move out cleaning service.
Get the Deposit Back
Whenever you move to a new place you will need to pay the landlord a deposit. This is like a promise that you will take care of the home as if it were your own.
Some landlords also charge a cleaning deposit. Hiring a move out cleaning service will ensure you get that money back.
The deposit may come in handy for decorating your new home or ordering pizza for your guests at the first housewarming party.
A lot of tenants are too tired to clean the rental when they leave, and the deposit stays with the landlord. Depending on how much the deposit was, hiring a move out cleaning service makes a lot of financial sense.
Besides, leaving the rental in pristine condition is common courtesy and more often than not, you cannot clean the apartment as thoroughly as a move out cleaning service can.
Save Energy for Other Tasks
As we said, there’s a lot of work that goes into relocating. You’ll need to waste a lot of energy before you can finally have a good night’s sleep in your new apartment. You’ll need to put up the food, set the bed up and unpack everything before you are ready.
All those tasks demand a lot of energy, and since the amount of rest you are going to get is second to none, you need to save it up. A cleaning service can help you by getting a huge burden of cleaning off your shoulders.
Saves Your Time
Cleaning up after moving away can take a day, even two. A lot of people need to take a day off at work in order to be able to clean their apartment before they pass on their keys.
Why spend your time cleaning when you can spend it doing something more productive, at work or involving moving.
It’s Less Stressful
Anyone who’s ever moved knows how stressful it can get. Our moving checklists are often long and people usually don’t have much time or money for moving.
That’s why adding to that stress is a recipe for disaster. A cleaning company can help you with some of that stress, at incredibly affordable rates when you consider all the other costs of moving.
Using a Move Out Cleaning Service is a Safe Bet
It’s not uncommon for people to actually damage the apartment while cleaning. With all that stress and rush, you might damage the stove if you’re trying to scrub a persistent stain or move the floor when you move furniture around in order to clean every corner. If something like that happens, you can wave your deposit goodbye.
On the other hand, professional cleaners know exactly what to do in order to avoid collateral damage. Investing in a cleaning service is a safe bet since cleaning teams know exactly how to keep everything intact. Better safe than sorry!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.