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The Ultimate Deep Cleaning Checklist for Moving Out of Your Rental

Tenant Cleaning Light Fixture in Park Ridge RentalAre you moving out of your Park Ridge rental home or apartment any time soon? If it is the case, you need to fulfill a deep cleaning before you leave if you want your deposit back! This checklist will enable you to get the job carried out instantly and efficiently. Follow these steps to leave your rental home sparkling and improve your chances of getting your full security deposit returned to you.

  1. Declutter. Simply stay by decluttering your rental home or apartment. Do away with anything you don’t need or want. This will make cleaning much easier.
  2. Remove any nails from the walls and patch holes. If you have used nails to hang anything in your rental home, from pictures to clocks to TV mounts, you have to take everything down, remove the nails or screw, and patch the holes with some lightweight spackle.
  3. Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures. Dusting ceiling fans and light fixtures is a chore that is frequently overlooked. Be certain to dust every blade on each ceiling fan and each part of all light fixtures in your rental home or apartment. For enclosed light fixtures, thoughtfully remove and wash any glass coverings, then dry completely in preparation for replacement.
  4. Wipe down walls and doors. It’s relevant to wipe down all of the walls and doors in your rental home or apartment. This will strip off any fingerprints, smudges, or dirt accumulated over time.
  5. Clean baseboards and trim. Baseboards and trim usually get missed when cleaning. Give them an appropriate wipe-down with a damp cloth or duster.
  6. Wipe down every cupboard, cabinet, and drawer. Take everything out of each cupboard, cabinet, and drawer in your rental home or apartment. Wipe down the inside and outside of each one. Preferably, wash any removable shelving in the sink.
  7. Scrub up windows and mirrors. Windows and mirrors should be cleaned inside and out. Use a glass cleaner on the inside of all windows and mirrors. You may have to use a higher-strength cleaner or even a power washer for the outside.
  8. Wash blinds and window coverings. Additionally, blinds and window coverings will require a thorough cleaning, too. Dust blinds with a duster or vacuum attachment, then wash them with soap and water. Window coverings can normally be thrown in the washing machine.
  9. Deep clean the bathrooms. It may take some sort of scrubbing, although always remember to deep clean all your rental home’s sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets. Make sure to take advantage of a strong cleaner and scrub all surfaces.
  10. Scrub kitchen appliances inside and out. From the oven to the microwave to the refrigerator, every kitchen appliance should be scrubbed thoroughly before you move out. See to it to empty the fridge, remove all shelves and drawers, and scrub every inch. Put to use great cleaning products for each type of appliance, and bear in mind to wipe the outside! You may require to use a soft bristle brush to reach any tough-to-clean spots.
  11. Sweep, mop, and vacuum all floors. One of your last tasks is to deep clean all of the floors in your rental home. Begin with the sweeping, then move on to mopping or vacuuming. Remember to clean under furniture and appliances and other hard-to-reach places!
  12. Take out the trash. One last matter, take out all the garbage from your rental home or apartment. This constitutes any litter in bins, cupboards, and drawers. Whenever possible, put all the rubbish in recycling and compost bins before leaving.

You can certainly deep clean your rental home or apartment quickly and effortlessly by following these steps. Moving can be hard, but as a matter of fact, with a bit of planning and elbow grease, your Park Ridge property manager will desire to return as much of your deposit as possible.


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