When the time comes to move out of a rented property, it will most likely be your responsibility as a tenant to leave the place looking as good as new for the next inhabitants. Taking the time to properly clean your place is important as it may be the crucial factor as to whether or not you receive your full deposit back. What’s more, a clean apartment means a happy landlord and a happy landlord will be more likely to give you a positive reference.
Before you start scrubbing
Before donning your rubber gloves, make sure that you have everything in place. Check in with your landlord and check to find out whether they want you to clean or if they intend to hire professionals. It’s also a good idea to finish packing up before getting started, as this will make the property much easier to clean.
On the day of the move-out clean, ensure that you have all the cleaning supplies you need so you don’t have to make any last-minute store runs. Once you have everything ready, throw on some motivational tunes and get stuck in!
Why you should use a checklist
A move-out clean involves a lot more than your usual cleaning routine so it’s a good idea to use a checklist to make sure that you don’t miss anything. I like this checklist from The Cleaning Services Group which takes you through every item you will need to clean in each room.
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