So, you have decided that you are going to move out of your current rented property? If so, this blog post has plenty of useful advice for you to make the most of…
Collaborative post, written by Joe
Moving home checklist
The first thing you need to do is put together a moving home checklist. This will detail all of the different things you need to do prior to moving home. This will make sure you do not forget anything important. The sooner you start this checklist, the better.
Getting the supplies you need
Moving home is stressful enough as it is without even having to think about the stress and hassle caused by packing stuff away, moving it and then unpacking it all over again. In order to ensure that this all goes smoothly there are certain essential supplies that one will need when packing.
The first thing that you’ll obviously need is removal boxes. Cardboard boxes are usually sufficient for most goods. The best idea is to pack heavy items in small boxes because if they are big boxes then the distribution of weight will be too much and it will likely to cause the box to cave in. On the other hand, it is more beneficial to pack light items in a big box together.
Some items may be heavy and awkward in shape. This means that they could have spikey edges or something which could cause the cardboard to rip. In order to ensure that this does not happen, buy some bubble wrap as this will contain the sharp edges. This is also something which is vital to use when there are fragile items involved because they will need a heavy covering of bubble wrap to ensure that nothing gets broken.
Aside from bubble wrap and cardboard boxes, one will obviously need some sort of packaging tape in order to ensure that everything is secured in the box and the bubble wrap properly.
End of tenancy cleaning
You will need to clean the property from top to bottom, and this doesn’t merely mean a quick dust over either. You can bet your bottom dollar that a lot of landlords will inspect all areas of the house. Therefore, in order to make sure you are not left at risk of losing your deposit, you should seek a professional end of tenancy cleaning service.
There are many benefits associated with doing this. Yet, all in all, the reason is that you will be much more likely to get all of your deposit back if you do this. At the end of the day, unless you are a professional cleaner it is very unlikely that you will know what is required for the task ahead. However, the professional cleaners deal with properties like yours every single day and so they know exactly how to get it looking as good as new. After all, it can be quite easy for you to overlook certain aspects when you have so much to consider.
One of the main reasons why using a professional end of tenancy cleaning company is recommended is because they have all of the industrial strength cleaning products as well as the industrial powered cleaning equipment. Most of the products you find on the high street are watered down and thus do not clean your home effectively. Furthermore, the cleaners’ equipment will be much more highly powered and so they will be able to pick up dirt which you may not even be able to see.
The main reason why most people do not think to use end of tenancy cleaning services is that they deem this to be the expensive alternative and do not want to “waste” their money. Nevertheless, this is a service which can be carried out in a mere day and if you search around online you will be able to find a good price too. Moreover, just think about how much more costly it will be for you if you do not get your deposit back!
And finally, it is also worth considering the fact that if you are moving out then you are likely to be very busy and probably already have a lot of things on your mind. This type of cleaning takes an extensive amount of time for someone who is not trained. Therefore you can put yourself at ease and take some stress off of your shoulders via allowing professionals to do the job for you.
So there you have it: some useful tips to help you when moving out of a rented property. Good luck!