Moving Day Cleaning Tips –
Moving is an involved process that requires juggling a variety of tasks and keeping track of a myriad of details. Don’t allow careless oversights in the cleaning process to cost you your security deposit. Be sure that you are up to date with rent due and reread your lease carefully to ensure that you have completed tasks such as giving your landlord proper move out notice. Finally, make a practical move out cleaning checklist and stick with it. Read on for some great suggestions about how to successfully clean and raise your potential for receiving your deposit back.
Hire a professional carpet cleaning service
No matter how much you vacuum, you just won’t be able to give your carpets the fresh and clean appearance and smell that a professional company can. Not only will your carpets look top notch, but professional carpet cleaners have the tools and knowledge to save you considerable amounts of time during the already hectic and time consuming moving process. They also have access to non toxic products and machines that promote quick drying time. If you have pets, hiring professional carpet cleaners is even more essential. Many carpet cleaning companies offer satisfaction guarantees and coupons for multiple room jobs.
Give appliances special attention
Don’t just remove food from your fridge and freezer. Take some extra time to thoroughly clean the interior and exterior of your fridge, oven, and microwave. No landlord wants to open an appliance and be met with leftover food particles or sticky residue.
Let the light shine in
Although it can seem like a tedious job, take the time to clean your windows before moving out. If you have already hired a carpet cleaning service, inquire about whether or not they also provide professional window cleaning services. If not, gather some vinegar and hot water and get to work. Try to avoid washing windows at the height of daylight since it makes streaking likely and the glare will also make it harder to detect areas that need special attention. Sparkling clean windows give a nice perspective to a clean apartment.
When your cleaning process is complete, rest assured that you have done everything necessary to expect your deposit in the future. Take a last walk through to gather up any remaining personal belongings and to photograph your clean living space for documentation purposes. Empty any remaining trash before returning all copies of your rental unit keys.