Vacating Home – Keep Things in Mind
Shifting house can be a tiring and emotional experience. Lots of things have to fall into place. Having been in the industry of dealing with vacate cleaning for a long time now, Clean with Care has a few tips that will help hopefully take the edge off the process.
- Try and organise your movers on a different day to your cleaning. – Whether organising the shift yourself or working with a team, moving furniture and possessions is easily the hardest part of the moving process. Part of it is because so many people severely underestimate the amount of time and trips it might take, allocating a few hours when traffic and fatigue means it could take an entire day. And even with professionals between vague attendance windows and inevitable delays the movers going past their advised timeframes is pretty common. This can have a huge impact on planning, particularly cleaning, so try not to have both on the same day or you will very potentially clash.
- Disconnect facilities as late as possible. – Yes, you want to save as much money during these processes as possible, what with bonds and other incidental costs. But often there can be issues. Plans go wonky, you need an extra day at the property, you need to go back again due to missed items, whatever it may be. If you’ve cut off the power and hot water at the earliest possible date you give yourself no leeway at all and that can result in costly generator costs, delays in bonds, having to organise all of that stuff at all. The extra cost for the flexibility it offers you might just be worthwhile
- Check you bond agreement and condition report. – A lot of people bump into problems when it comes to cleaning their place because they don’t really know what does and doesn’t need to be done. The most prominent example is carpets. Most tenant agreements will stipulate that the carpets need to be steam cleaned prior to exit… but not all of them do, especially if the carpets were not satisfactory when you arrived. Given that being particular and referring to the report is important. This is also true in furnished properties where it isn’t always clear what needs to be done with the furniture. Being aware of your obligations is an important part of moving.
- Consider hiring cleaners. – Yes, okay, we have a vested interest in this, but it is also generally just good advice. Between the shift, setting up the new place, organising all the other things like bond and facilities and even the potential time off work you’ll need for it the whole process can be overwhelming enough without the prospect of a day of cleaning ahead of you. When you hire a group be sure to confirm what their packages cover and what assurances and guarantees they offer. For example Clean with Care offers the guarantee that if there are any concerns with the cleaning undertaken they will return to the property to rectify them and also provide a full list of what will be covered so you can cross reference with your condition reports. Well organised this can take a huge burden off your shoulders.
Moving out is about planning ahead and allowing for the realities of delays while also being as informed as possible. While these steps might all seem obvious many people do not consider them and as a result face a lot of stress that might have been avoided.
We here at Clean with Care understand this is a trying process and offer as much flexibility and support as possible. Contact us today if you would like to organise a vacate clean for your property.