Ten Reasons Why You Should Clean After a Home or Office Removal
Moving can make quite a disaster in the home as things are taken out of closets and from attics, things that haven't moved for months or even longer and not only dust gets everywhere but so does scraps of this and that. In order to keep good relations with agencies, landlords or owners it is a common courtesy to clean up the mess that was left in the wake of the packing and moving. This is almost a must do. If no time is available to take care of this cleaning you can always hire a company to come in and do the cleaning, this is always a great option.
One reason you should clean up after the move or even the packing is because a mess can be dangerous especially while moving packed items from the home or office.
Another reason that cleaning is necessary is too maintain a good relationship with the landlord if you are renting. Sometimes word can travel quickly and you don't want to tarnish your reputation as someone who will leave a huge mess in your wake.
Something else to consider is that a mess left behind in a location can cost you the security deposit, so right off the bat if you clean the place you are leaving you automatically can save the amount of the deposit put in place.
Following the consideration of the security deposit, there will need to be a walkthrough of the home by the landlord and the tenant and walking through a mess left behind is already going to be strike three for most landlords because they know as soon as you are gone they are going to have a mess to clean.
During a move a heap of dirt will be tracked in the home as people go in and out from the place. This can be prevented though by laying down plastic or cardboard on the floor so no need to stress it too much, just prepare for it.
A mess in the home and even a buildup of dust makes a home look trashed and that is not a good impression for the owner or agency.
Cleaning up after the move will leave whoever sees the cleanliness that you expressed as a sign of good character and in these days and times a good character witness can go a long way.
Cleaning can be done while packing, room by room, pack/ clean and this can get everything done in no time. Of course, wiping the bases boards may still be needed but there is plenty of time for a quick wipe down.
There is not much cost to cleaning only the spent doing it, so it might as well be done. This logic isn't always understood but it makes sense, cleaning is something you likely do every day, today should be no different, right?
Again, if time or motivation is an issue and prevents the cleaning from being done, remember there is always the chance to hire a good cleaning company to do a move out cleaning. Most of the time these kind of services are reasonably priced and the way the place looks after is magical.