We all know that moving house is stressful. Between the packing and unpacking, organising, changing utilities and the actual move itself, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. When you’re moving out of a rental property you also need to include the end of lease clean on your to-do list. When it comes to end of lease cleaning Sydney, failure to meet the expected standards can lead to you losing some or all of your bond so it’s important to take the time to do a good job.
Many renters choose to hire a professional cleaning company for their end of lease clean but this can be expensive at a time when you are already facing moving costs. So is it worth the cost or are you better off doing it yourself? Here are a few questions that will help you decide.
- How motivated are you to clean?
Are you a germophobe who loves nothing more than to pull on the rubber gloves and get stuck in with the bleach? In which case the DIY approach will be less stressful and draining than it would be for someone who faints at the thought of picking up the vacuum cleaner. An end of lease clean is typically very thorough and requires a lot of elbow grease for those who don’t have professional equipment. If cleaning isn’t really your thing, you may find the DIY approach more stress than it’s worth.
- How much time do you have to spare?
In most cases you will need to wait until the property is completely empty before you can do your end of lease clean. Depending on the size of the property and how dirty it is, you may need to allow up to a day to get the job done. If you’re moving down the road it might not be a huge issue to pop back and finish the cleaning once your stuff is moved out, but if you’re moving a significant distance away this will be more of a challenge. Think realistically about how much time you have to spare and whether doing your own end of lease clean is really feasible.
- Do you have the right cleaning supplies (or are you prepared to invest in them)?
It’s worth considering whether you’re going to have your cleaning supplies easily on hand when it’s time to clean, or if they’re likely to be packed away in a box (or on a moving truck!). If you will have to clean ovens and floors do you have the right stuff on hand or will you have to buy it? Professional cleaning companies have the tools and equipment to do the job fast and with great results.
- What are your real estate agent’s expectations?
It’s important to clarify your end of lease cleaning requirements with your agent upfront. Some agents require the property to be ready for the next tenant to move in straight away, while others prefer to have their own cleaners do carpets and blinds and are happy for it to be vacuumed and the kitchen and bathroom cleaned. If the latter is the case you might be more easily able to get away with the DIY approach.
At the end of the day, you will need to balance out the time, cleaning supplies and energy required with the DIY approach against the cost, convenience and better results you’re likely to get with a professional cleaner for your end of lease cleaning in Sydney.
Looking for an end of lease cleaner who gets great results? At Renigen Cleaning Services we can help. Get in touch with us on (02) 96204843 to have a chat about your end of lease cleaning needs.