That really is the question! So it is time to move on and you are in the stages of planning the whole move. What an exciting time, but, you start realizing once you are packing that the place is a mess, then you realize that you have to get your place in shape to get your deposit back. Yikes! This was the last thing on your mind plus who is going to take care of the unpacking and cleaning in the new place? Its time to make a wise decision. Consider these things before making a decision on hiring a cleaning company.
Now that you are satisfied with the cleaning and it looks just like it did or maybe even better when you moved in, TAKE PICTURES! Walkthrough with the manager or landlord and give them a cleaning invoice so they see you did pay for it and they can have it on record. You are entitled to your deposit 21 days after you moved out and any charges should come with receipt along with the breakdown.