We all know moving is stressful! From moving jobs to moving all your furniture to making sure the place you’re vacating is clean, there is a lot to do! Whether you’re moving for a new job or to be closer to family, it is a long and stressful process, and it is important to make sure the home you’re selling or the apartment or home you’re renting is in working condition and clean. Now, we know this stage of the process can sometimes be overlooked…however; a checklist could be just the answer some of you are looking for!
You can make a checklist out of anything – from helping make sure you have everything set up before the moving process (moving truck, boxes, etc.) to having everything arranged for where you are moving (new apartment, electricity set up, etc.) to even a moving out cleaning checklist – like the one we’ve created for you below!
Cleaning your apartment or rental home before the home inspection can sometimes be the difference between getting your security deposit back in full or only getting a portion of it back. Let’s be honest, no one likes cleaning, especially a home you are leaving. But, having the house clean and in working order can save you a lot of money, and it really doesn’t take that long! Follow this moving out cleaning checklist and you’re home inspection should go smoothly. Take a look:
Using a checklist allows you to keep track of where you are in the cleaning process. In addition, since everything you need to clean is on the checklist you won’t have to worry about overlooking a room or wall during the cleaning process. As always, make sure you are present for the home inspection and ask for a copy of the inspection for your records. We know this may seem tedious, but it could protect you down the road if your landlord or apartment complex charge you for repairs or if they only return a portion of your security deposit…it’s just important to remember to protect yourself!
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