Whether you are getting ready to move into a new apartment or move out of your current place, you must think about a very important factor: cleaning! When moving out, it’s essential to give your apartment a deep clean for the new tenants, but you must also take the time to clean when moving into your new home. Continue reading for a guide on cleaning your apartment when moving in or out!
While it’d be great to move into a brand new apartment, odds are that you will likely be moving into a unit that someone has just moved out of. Cleaning on moving day may not be your first priority, as you want to get your items into the apartment as quickly as possible, but when boxes and furniture fill every room, it makes it hard to sweep and dust off surfaces. Take the time to do a quick cleanse of the empty apartment by following this checklist:
- Vacuum carpets
- Lightly wipe down surfaces
- Clean bathtub, sink, and toilet
- Windex windows and mirrors
- Check vents and air filter
- Clean the refrigerator and freezer
Hopefully, the previous tenants thoroughly cleaned the unit before moving out, and this will be a quick process. You’ll feel much better about moving your items into a freshly cleaned place, and can continue to clean at your own pace.
When moving out, it’s even more crucial to clean your apartment, as a very messy unit may result in not getting your full security deposit back. Remember that new tenants are taking over your space, and you want to give them a clean slate with no issues. As you pack and begin to move out, follow this checklist:
- Vacuum/clean carpets
- Check for potential stains on carpeting and flooring and remove as best as possible
- Remove all nails and hanging strips from the walls
- Remove scuffs from the wall and hardwood
- Take out any food and trash from the apartment
- Do a move out inspection with your landlord to discuss any potential damages
Remember that your apartment is a temporary home, and when it’s time for you to move out, someone else will be enjoying the unit. If you treat your apartment like home and clean it thoroughly, you shouldn’t have any problems!
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