Booking your move out clean: What you need to know

Booking a move out clean
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Before moving house, one moving service that is often left to the last minute is organising your move out clean. 

In Singapore, most landlords require you to organise a move out clean before you depart. 

If not properly planned for, it can add some extra stress in the final days before you move. On top of that, you may overpay for a poor quality clean… and let’s be honest, nobody’s got time for that! 

To ensure you’re ahead of the game come move day, this article will breakdown everything you need to know about organising your move out clean.

You may also find our interactive moving checklist helpful. Inside, you’ll also receive a $15 discount voucher for move out cleaning and other moving services from Haulmate.

OK, let’s get moving! 

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Leaving your place squeaky clean

One of the first questions you may ask is whether hiring a professional cleaning service is worth it?

I mean, you could probably just roll up your sleeves and give it a good clean yourself. 

In short, yes. That is absolutely one strategy and your agent may be happy with the quality of clean.

However the cost of getting all the cleaning products, the time spent cleaning and avoiding subjective conversations with your agent during your final inspection, you may decide it’s easier to hire a professional cleaner. 

Costs of booking a professional move out cleaner

Ok, so the big question. How much is booking a move out cleaner going to cost? 

Most cleaners quote on the size of your property. So the bigger your place, the most you’re going to have to pay. 

Below is a price guide that provides an average across Helping, Clean on Demand and SureClean – three of the most popular move out cleaners in Singapore. 

Property sizeAverage cost
< 500 sqft $250 – $295
500 – 1,100 sqft $300 – $365 
1,100 – 1,500 sqft $400 – $495 
1,500 – 2,000 sqft$555 – $600

What you can expect from your move out clean

When it comes time to moving house, you’ll want to choose a professional cleaner who offers a specialised move out cleaning service.

Cleaners typically send a team of 2-4 cleaners to the property and would take between 3-4 hours depending on the size of the property.

The majority of them bring their own professional cleaning products as they get stuck into giving your place sparkling joy.

This usually includes a deep clean in your kitching including cleaning the inside of your fridge, freezer and oven.

They will also attack some of the more stubborn areas in your bathroom such as scrubbing tiles and grout as well shower and toilet surfaces.

Below are the standard inclusions you can expect from any of Haulmate’s move out cleaners if you were to select them. 

If you want to compare cleaners, check out Haulmate as we allow you to compare and book from Singapore’s most trusted moving services from one place. 

Having 5 star reviews are incredibly important for these businesses and most these days won’t leave unless you are satisfied with the move.

So if you book a cleaner and are not happy with the results, remember to speak up and most are willing to ensure your query is resolved.

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Additional services you can request

Depending on your needs and the professional cleaner you choose, you can also get additional cleaning services that are both a requirement from agents and will give you peace of mind as you move into your place.

  • Curtain dry cleaning:
    In addition to your clean, you may be required to have your curtains dry cleaned before you move out. 

    While your agent may have a preferred supplier, it’s always good to do a quick price comparison online to ensure you’re getting good value (and quality). Prepare to pay around $18 per curtain panel, with most suppliers charging for total weight. 

    In most cases, it will take up to three days to have your curtains dry cleaned. If you are in a rush, some companies offer same day express delivery, but may cost around 50% more. 
  • Couch or mattress cleaning:
    Whether you’re leaving the furniture in your current place or bringing it with you, you may decide that now is the time to give your furniture a quick spruce up.

    This may be to remove that wine stain left by your friend when you had drinks. Or remove some of the mould and dust that has built up in your mattress while you’ve been living there.

    No matter the reason, it’s a great way to extend the life of your furniture.
  • Final aircon servicing:
    If you’re like most of us, you’ll probably realise you need to book your final aircon servicing to ensure that you meet your quarterly commitment in most Tenancy Agreements.

    Professional cleaners such as Clean On Demand provide this, along with other specialised moving services such Billy Aircon

The bottom line

We recommend booking your move out clean at least two weeks before you move out and schedule it for your final week. Ideally just before your final inspection.

Best of luck with you upcoming move!

Be sure to check out Haulmate if your looking to book other moving services such as movers in Singapore, moving boxes and more! 

September 4, 2021