6 Things You Should Not Forget to Clean Before a Move-Out
Moving is a pain. You must pack everything up, rent a moving truck, and disassemble all your furniture. And that's before you even start cleaning the apartment to get your deposit back. Not only do you have to pack up your life and fit it into a truck, but you also have to clean the place once you've moved out.
1. The Dishwasher
Some people will put a lot of stuff into the dishwasher, which will be full. You will want to go ahead and open up the dishwasher and see what's in there. Even if you never use the dishwasher, if you've lived in the apartment long enough, you will have some leftovers in the bottom of the dishwasher. You will want to go ahead and empty it before you leave. You will want to clean it inside and out and then put it back in the apartment.
2. The Refrigerator
As you may have figured out by now, your refrigerator probably has stuff you don't want your new landlord to see. You will want to clean that out as well. Depending on your time before moving out, you may want to save some of your food to keep cold in another cooler.
3. The Oven
Most ovens have a fan above them that pulls the smoke out of the oven. If you have a lot of greases, for example, if you are a big fan of deep-dish pizzas, it will leave a smell in the oven. You don't want that smell left behind when you move out.
4. Cabinet Fronts
Some people are neat freaks and ensure their kitchen cabinets are always pretty clean. If you are one of those people, you will want to go ahead and get some degreaser and do a deeper cleaning on the cabinets.
5. The Bathroom
You don't want to forget to clean the bathroom because this is probably the room people will look at to determine if they want to entrust you to clean the rest of the house. You will want to go ahead and clean out the sink and clean up any countertops or other surfaces that you see fit.
6. The Walls
This is one of the things that you will probably want to hire someone to do, but it doesn't hurt to give it a quick once-over yourself. If you have any holes in the wall, you will want to go ahead and fix those up. Make sure you are tidy. You don't want to leave a bunch of nails lying around. If you have any holes, you will want to get some spackle and spackle those holes up.
These are just a few things you will want to remember as you pack and prepare to move out. If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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