When you sign an apartment lease, you may forget to read the fine print in your excitement. That’s understandable, but when it’s time to move out, you’ll need to dig through your drawers to find a copy of that lease. To avoid fees, you’ll need to leave your apartment in sparkling clean condition and ready for its next occupant. Some leases are more stringent and may require you to repaint the walls or pay for a professional cleaning.
Once you know the specifics of what your landlord or apartment company is looking for, you’ll have a better idea of how to leave your apartment in tip-top shape. We’ve put together a list of tips that’ll help you leave your old place without any frustration.
Before The Move: Do A Deep Clean Regularly
If you’re reading this and you still have some time until your move, you’re in luck. You can lessen your moving stress by cleaning regularly. It’s much easier to give your apartment its final cleaning if you’ve prioritized cleanliness before you move. Remember, you’re only making things easier for yourself by occasionally dusting and making sure you take care of any grime.
During The Move: Create A Cleaning Plan
It can be frightening to think about cleaning your entire apartment at once, so it’s important to do it in chunks. Some chores can be done before you actually move anything, like giving your toilets and bathtubs a good scrubbing. Other chores, like thorough vacuuming, are best done after your furniture has been cleared. Decide when you’ll tackle each room, and you’ll feel a lot less stressed.
After The Move: Stay In Touch With Your Landlord
Once you’re done cleaning, it’s time to move out! If you’ve hired professional movers, the actual moving process should be a breeze. Before you leave your apartment, take pictures of how you’re leaving it to document its cleanliness. Make sure you stay in touch with your former landlord in case there are any problems with your apartment after you leave.
My Tucson Movers would love to help you as you move. Whether you need help packing or loading and unloading moving boxes, we’re here to make your transition easy. Reach out to us at 520-822-6140 or click here for a free quote.
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