Moving Is Stressful
Moving is a stressful endeavor under the best of circumstances. I’ve moved dozens of times in my life. I know from experience that things rarely go as planned. It always takes more time and costs far more than you expected. Hiring move out cleaning services will save you time, money, and energy. Here’s why.
Moving Costs a Lot of Money
Every time I’ve moved, I wondered how I came to possess all the excess stuff found in every crevice, cabinet, and closet. These are long forgotten things that I didn’t account for in my time estimate for packing and moving boxes. If you’ve hired a moving company, or even just rented a moving truck, you know that time is money. Every extra hour or day needed to complete your move adds to the total cost. The average cost to move today is a whopping $800 – $2500, and that’s if you do it yourself. Professional moving companies cost thousands more.
A Poor Move Out Cleaning Job Can Cost You
What’s more, once you’ve finally removed all your personal effects, you’re left with all the dirt, dust bunnies, and grime concealed by all your furniture and belongings. How did all that dust build up under your bed anyway? If you haven’t hired a professional cleaner, then you are responsible for cleaning the property top to bottom before you can move on to your new residence. That’s more time on the moving clock, as well energy you likely will not have after packing and moving all day.
Failing to do a thorough cleaning of the property can really cost you. Your lease or sales contract may dictate that the home must be tendered to the landlord or new owner in clean condition. Some leases require very specific cleaning tasks for return of the full deposit. With rent skyrocketing, along with required deposits, you could be throwing away thousands of dollars.
You Can Tackle The Move Out Cleaning Yourself
Of course, you can spend all day moving and then take time to clean yourself. But, imagine how great it would be if all you had to do was remove your belongings and you were free to move on to your new place. What if someone else was responsible for cleaning the dust, dirt, sticky residue in your now empty refrigerator, grease inside the oven, and all the little chunky bits left behind in your drawers and cabinets? That would make a stressful moving day far easier.
Or, You Can Hire Professional Move Out Cleaners And Save Time, Money, and Energy
Professional move out cleaners will clean the vacated property top to bottom, including all the nooks and crannies that tired tenants and homeowners tend to forget. You can rest assured that the property will be completely clean for the next tenant or new owner. And, you will be entitled to your full deposit back, absent any damage done to the property during your tenancy.
Professional cleaners charge an average of $360 for a move out cleaning, depending on the size and condition of the property, as well as any extra services like window cleaning or wall washing. The average deposit paid is equivalent to one month’s rent, now just below $1300 per month for an apartment and almost twice that for a rental home. Thus, you’re saving a minimum of $940 on the low end and potentially thousands on higher end properties.