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Get Your Deposit Back with End of Tenancy Cleaning

September 28, 2017.

You’re ready to move on to greener pastures, but you need the security deposit back from your landlord to fund those new adventures. Inadequate cleanup is a leading cause of deposit disputes, but they don’t have to be part of your future. The end of tenancy cleaning process can be a daunting one, but it’s certainly not an unmanageable process.

In fact, if you play your cards the right way, a strong cleaning and organization plan can help you save time, money and effort throughout the entire moving experience, up to and including your arrival in a new space. The key to success? Organization and decluttering.

Cleaning and Moving Hacks to Improve Your Experience

You definitely want your deposit back, but you can take this opportunity to achieve more than one goal. It’s certainly possible to recoup your deposit while making packing easier and improving your quality of life in your new home, all with a bit of planning.

Ideally, you’ll start working towards your move and cleaning process before you pack the first box. Examine everything in your home or apartment carefully, from the large spaces to the closets and junk drawers. Look for things you seldom or never use, things that are broken and things you’ve outgrown. If the things you see don’t hold emotional value or serve a practical purpose, there’s no use in moving them to your new home to create more clutter when you arrive.

When you’ve finished purging your belongings, the donation and garbage piles might seem like they’re bigger than the heap of things you plan to keep. As you clear them away, you’re better equipped to pack up the things of value in your home efficiently. The better and more efficiently you pack, the sooner you can start the deep-cleaning process to regain your deposit.

End of Tenancy Cleaning Tips and Tricks

The type of deep-cleaning required to get your deposit back from a demanding landlord is quite different from what you’d do as regular maintenance and can be time-consuming.

  • Clean floors and carpets. (Consider professional carpet cleaning if there are serious stains.)
  • Keep an eye out for cobwebs and dust bunnies in corners.
  • Clean baseboards, crown moldings and window sills.
  • Make sure windows and mirrors are clean and streak-free.
  • Remove dust and grime from light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Clean light switches, and pay attention to smudges on the walls near switch plates.
  • Bleach grout in bathtubs and showers; remove soap scum from tiles.
  • Clean the toilet, sink and countertops in bathrooms.
  • Scrub cabinet fronts in bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Clean the refrigerator and freezer carefully, removing shelves if necessary.
  • Run an oven-cleaning cycle, if available, and remove ashes or remaining debris.

Before you begin the deep cleaning process, you’ll need to make sure all the items you’ve decided to discard are removed from the property. At Jiffy Junk, we know how much of a difference it makes to recoup your full deposit and we want to help you reach that goal. Therefore, we offer white-glove disposal services for customers in the Nassau and Suffolk Counties area. We’ll come to your rental unit to remove discarded items, dropping them at donation and recycling centers along the way to reduce landfill impact. We’ll also sweep and clean behind us, leaving the space clear of debris and ready for deep cleaning.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

 

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