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End of lease cleaning and the subsequent trash removal is something you need to plan for when you are packing up and moving on. After all, you need to leave your leased property in the same condition that you found it in so that you get your deposit back. You also want to maintain a good relationship with the owner or agency even after you have moved out.
If you have lived in your leased property for a long time you will no doubt have collected piles of stuff that you don’t necessarily want to take with you. How much you need to get rid of depends on the reason why you are ending your lease. You may be going on a year’s sabbatical or even a few month’s summer vacation touring around a country you haven’t visited before between college semesters. Or you may be moving to a new rental or have bought a house. The circumstances will dictate how much stuff you have to get rid of, but any sort of relocating is stressful so the more prepared you are the easier it will be. It is your responsibility to get rid of any junk from the property before you hand the keys back to your landlord. If you need to get rid of any household trash in a hurry, please call Little Green Junk Company.
Preparing for Your Move
Moving home is something we all do, and although it is exciting there are downsides and one of them is the burden of the end of lease clean. Here are some ways to make the process easier on you.
Hand in Your NoticeIt will be stated in your lease how long a period of notice you have to give your landlord. This is to give them time to find someone else to rent the property. Make sure you keep your end of the bargain so that you are not financially responsible if you by any chance violate the terms of your lease.
Begin the Packing ProcessOnce the moving date is confirmed, you have a timeline to work to. Begin sorting through all your belongings and collect packaging materials. Sort your stuff out into three piles, Keep, Recycle, and Toss. Undertaking a move is a great opportunity to get rid of belongings that you may have been holding on to.
Plan Your End of Lease CleanThis step is important as any rubbish or clutter you leave behind in your rented property will be removed at your expense by the landlord. If the mess left behind is extreme, you may even have to face legal proceedings. So it really is worth making the effort to clean up so that you can recover your deposit.
End of Lease Cleaning - Preparing for the Final Inspection
As a tenant you should give a good deep clean before you move. This is mainly about tidying up your leased property and getting rid of any dirt that has accumulated over the time that you have been there.
There may be some minor repairs that need to be done, like touching up paint, and fixing any light fittings or appliances that were in working order when you moved in but may be broken now. Remove any picture hangers and fill any dents and holes in the walls.
This will mean cleaning floors and vacuuming carpets. If the carpets are badly stained, you may have to shampoo them.
Windows and doors have to be cleaned on either side. Remember to clean curtain tracks, curtains and blinds that are fittings.
Any permanent fittings like cupboards will have to be cleaned. Empty all drawers and leave them clean.
Replace any broken light bulbs and clean light switches and light fittings to leave them free of dust.
Make sure the kitchen is thoroughly clean. Clean any appliances that need to be left behind and check that they are all in good working order.
If there is a yard area or a garage, these will have to be cleared out and any trash hauled away. Consider using a professional trash removal company such as Little Green Junk to get rid of any waste that you do not want.
Once you have moved your possessions out you will clearly see what still has to be done. This is to ensure that when the landlord inspects the property they are happy the property is in ship shape condition, and you can reclaim your deposit.
How To Get Rid of Your Junk Before You Move
- Donate to your favorite charity or to your local thrift shop. Any clothes, furniture, toys, bedding, and electronic equipment that is working will be gratefully accepted. Call Little Green Junk if you need any of these donations transported.
- Sell online or hold a garage sale which could make you some money to go towards paying for your move.
- Throw it away, especially if you have decided that it is not worth keeping or not good enough to sell.
Give Little Green Junk a Call
We can help relieve the stress of your end of lease clean up. We are a professional waste removal company who will take on the responsibility of your rubbish and junk removal.
We will do all the heavy lifting, remove your unwanted stuff, and recycle where possible. We take waste that the council will not remove. We only take waste to the landfill as a last resort, so you can rest assured that we will get rid of your junk responsibly.
Just point out which junk you need us to remove, and we do the rest. We load it, and even leave that area clean and swept.
We even offer a same day junk removal service if that is what you need. We work over weekends and on holidays, so we are available to haul away your junk anytime you need us.
We operate in and around the York PA area, and cover Harrisburg and Lancaster.
If you need a quote for your end of lease clean up, please contact us today.
Phone: 717 467 0070. We look forward to hearing from you.