If you have recently sold your home or the lease has ended on your apartment, you may be wondering what needs be done when it comes to move-out cleaning. Oftentimes, a rental contract will be specific about the final cleaning and what you need to do to get your deposit returned to you. Other times, it may not be too clear. The following is a list of move-out cleaning tasks that need to be completed before handing over the keys to the new owner or tenant.
- Dust and Wipe Down Surfaces and Appliances. Wipe down kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, windows, the microwave, the fridge, the stove and any other hard surfaces with either an all-purpose spray or a vinegar and water mixture.
- Clean Toilets, Showers, Bathtubs and Sinks. Mold, rust or mildew should be removed from all bathroom surfaces and don’t forget to clean the mirrors.
- Clean Out Closets and All Personal Property. Wipe down closet shelves and hanging rods once you have cleared out your clothing and make sure that all other personal property has been removed.
- Repair Drywall, Fill Holes and Paint. Remove all nails, hooks and wall anchors from the walls and patch any holes. Go to the paint store and purchase a small sample size of paint that matches your wall and touch up any scratches or markings.
- Mop Floors and Vacuum. The final steps in your move-out cleaning are to mop the floors and vacuum. Be sure to vacuum closets and stairs.
If you are moving and find yourself in need of some help with move-out cleaning, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Let Us Clean.