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Getting Clean Before You Move Out Again

Getting Clean Before You Move Out Again

Depending on where you live, you will probably need to clean your space before you leave.

Depending on where you live, you will probably need to clean your space before you leave. In any rental property, it is part of the move-out process. You might also be familiar with this concept if you lived on campus during your college days. Before you could leave at the end of the semester, you had to move out first. So what do you do?

Cleaning the Walls

Start off by cleaning the walls. You probably don’t notice how grungy your walls get until you take the time to clean them. Well, there’s no time like right now. After all, you want to make a good impression on future homebuyers. You also want to show your management company that you are responsible and take where you live seriously. Get rid of nails, thumbtacks, and tape strips. Then stop and see if there is any damage that was left behind. You can also clean up any scuff marks that you find. Magic erasers help immensely. Fill in small holes with a bit of spackle. Then find out what kind of paint went on your walls. You might be able to refresh the coat of paint before you go. 

Cleaning the Stove 

After you’re done with the walls, pay some attention to the kitchen. It’s easy to let dishes get out of control. After all, washing the dishes is a tedious task that nobody likes to do. But that’s why you have a dishwasher. Once that’s out of the way, start cleaning the stove. One approach is to clean the oven. Scrub off the surfaces, sides, and vents of the cooktop. Also spend some time cleaning up the backsplash and the burners, if they are detachable. Getting rid of grease and food debris will help prevent kitchen fires. 

Taking Out the Trash

Don’t let too much trash build up. Not only is it unsanitary, it’s also unsightly. This just means you won’t be charged a cleaning fee and the smell won’t linger. 

Sweeping and Mopping the Floors

Be sure to sweep and mop the floors. They are often forgotten about in the rush to get everything else taken care of and tidied up, but you can’t afford to do this as well. 


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