Plain and simple, moving is a huge pain in every single way. It doesn’t matter if you are completely prepared, the process is not an enjoyable one. Packing up all of your belongings and moving them to a new location is just the beginning, however. Once everything is out of your old place, you then have to ensure that your space is as spotless as possible if you want to get back as much of your security deposit as possible. Below you can find a helpful guide for how to properly clean your apartment before you move out so that it can look even cleaner when you leave than it did when you first moved in.
Walls are one of the things that people often forget to care for when they are moving out of a rental space. This is why we have decided to put them on our list first. Start by removing all staples, nails, hooks, and screws from your walls. You will then need to patch up any holes that are left begins. Additionally, we would recommend that you wipe down all of your walls with a warm wet washcloth to get rid of any dirt or markings that may be living on your paint.
When you are finished cleaning your bathroom it should be absolutely spotless. You need to make sure that all surfaces are free of dust, hair, toothpaste, mold, makeup, and more. You will also need to disinfect the sink, shower, tub, and toilet with bleach and make sure that the mirrors and floors look brand new as well.
The kitchen is going to require a good amount of effort when you are trying to get it as clean as possible. Not only do you need to make sure that all of your countertops are clean but you also need to think about every other place in your kitchen where there is possible dirt or crumbs. This means your kitchen drawers, your microwave, refrigerator, oven, stovetop, sink, backsplash and under all of your other built-in kitchen appliances. Additionally, if you have a dishwasher, we would suggest that you clean it out thoroughly in order to remove any old food residue that may have built up over time inside.
Once all the furniture and your other belongings have been removed from your bedrooms, living room, dining room and elsewhere, it shouldn’t be too time-consuming to clean these spaces. Simply sweep the floors well, vacuum, and mop. Be sure that before you clean the floors, however, that you wipe down your ceiling fans and light fixtures, as well as the baseboards and window sills.
Do you have a balcony off of your apartment? If so, this is also an area you are going to have to clean well in order to get your deposit back. Not only do you need to make sure that everything has been removed from your balcony, but you should also take the time to wipe down any surfaces or railing that may be covered in dirt or spider webs. Additionally, we would suggest that you sweep your balcony and spray it off with a pressure washer if it is extremely dirty.
Need a Bit of Help?
If you really want to make sure that you are able to get as much back from your rental property company and that your apartment is as clean as it can possibly be before you move out for good, we would suggest that you call our team at Wifesavers in Macon. We can make your old space look like new in no time at all!