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The Ultimate Deep Cleaning Checklist for Moving Out of Your Rental

Tenant Cleaning Light Fixture in Saint Peters RentalAre you moving out of your Saint Peters rental home or apartment soon? In this case, you have to execute a deep cleaning before you leave if you want your deposit back! This checklist will help you get the job completed swiftly 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. Commence by decluttering your rental home or apartment. Discard anything you don’t need or want. This will make cleaning a lot easier.
  2. Remove any nails from the walls and patch holes. If you’ve employed 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 are an obligation that is usually overlooked. Make sure 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, attentively remove and wash any glass coverings, then dry wholly before replacing them.
  4. Wipe down walls and doors. It’s vital to wipe down all of the walls and doors in your rental home or apartment. This will remove any fingerprints, smudges, or dirt accumulated over time.
  5. Clean baseboards and trim. Baseboards and trim commonly get disregarded when cleaning. Give them a good 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. Whenever possible, wash any removable shelving in the sink.
  7. Wipe 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 necessitate taking advantage of a higher-strength cleaner or even a power washer for the outside.
  8. Wash blinds and window coverings. In the same manner, blinds and window coverings will need a cleaning, as well. Dust blinds with a duster or vacuum attachment, then wash them with soap and water. Window coverings can commonly be thrown in the washing machine.
  9. Deep clean the bathrooms. It may take a bit of scrubbing, hence bear in mind to deep clean all your rental home’s sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets. See to it to put to use a strong cleaner and scrub all surfaces completely.
  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. Ensure to empty the fridge, remove all shelves and drawers, and scrub every inch. Make use of good cleaning products for each type of appliance, and take into consideration wiping the outside! You may have to use a soft bristle brush to reach any tough-to-clean spots.
  11. Sweep, mop, and vacuum all floors. One of your final steps is to deep clean all of the floors in your rental home. Begin with sweeping, then move on to mopping or vacuuming. Call to mind to clean under furniture and appliances and other hard-to-reach places!
  12. Take out the trash. On a final note, take out all the garbage from your rental home or apartment. This comprises any junk in bins, cupboards, and drawers. If you can, put all the garbage in recycling and compost bins before leaving.

You can deep clean your rental home or apartment instantly and properly by following these steps. Moving can be complicated, although, with some kind of planning and elbow grease, your Saint Peters property manager will have to return as much of your deposit as possible.


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