Whether you are preparing to move into a brand new apartment or move out of your current spot, you have to think about an essential factor: cleaning! When you move out, it is important to give your apartment a deep clean for whoever is moving into the new apartment. However, it is also crucial to take time to clean when moving into your new apartment as well. Read on for a guide for apartment cleaning your space when you’re moving in or out!
Moving into Your Apartment
While it would be wonderful to move into a brand new apartment, the odds are that you’re probably moving into a unit that somebody has moved out of. Cleaning on moving day might not be your very first priority, as you will want to get your items into your apartment as quickly as you can. However, when boxes and furniture fill every room, it makes it more difficult to sweep, dust, and mop off surfaces. Take some time to do a quick cleanse of your empty apartment by following this handy checklist:
- Vacuum your carpets
- Lightly wipe down any surfaces (especially in the kitchen)
- Clean your sinks, toilets, and bathtubs
- Windex the mirrors and windows (on balcony and bedrooms)
- Check your vents and air filters
- Clean out the refrigerator and freezer
Hopefully, the previous tenants cleaned out the unit before they moved out, which will be a very quick process. You will feel a lot better about moving your items into a freshly cleaned spot and can continue to clean up in your own space.
Moving Out of Your Apartment
When moving out of your apartment, it is crucial to clean your apartment as a very messy unit might result in not getting your entire security deposit back. Remember that any new tenants are taking over your living space, and you’ll want to give them a clean slate without any issues. As you start to pack to move out, consider the following checklist:
- Vacuum and clean the carpets
- Check for any stains on carpets and floors
- Remove all nails or hanging strips from the walls
- Remove scuffs from the hardwood and wall
- Take out any food and trash from apartment space
- Do a move out inspection with your landlord to talk about any possible damages
Remember that your apartment is just a temporary home, and when it is time to move out, somebody else will enjoy that unit. Treat it like your permanent home and go about apartment cleaning properly, and there should be no issues!
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Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!