Moving out of your Columbia SC apartments can itself be a hard task to handle, however, if you leave the place in a messy condition then you may end up losing your security deposit. It’s important for you to learn preparing yourself for the move-out inspection so that no issues happen in the process. Here are some cleaning tips for you to consider before you move out of your current apartment.
Contact some utility companies, set a date for turning off the utilities that were running under your name like electricity, water, etc.
All the nails and staples should be removed from doors, ceilings or walls of your apartment. Make use of magic eraser and check all the rooms properly to remove the scuff marks on floors, doors or walls.
Next, you should move to the kitchen to clean each and everything there. Use warm water for cleaning the sink and add some detergent in the water as well. The refrigerator should also be cleaned properly through removing all drawers and shelves and using a sponge dipped in dishwater. The oven, cabinets, lighting fixtures, all surfaces and the floors should be properly cleaned before you move out of your apartment.
Next, you should move to clean your bathrooms. Make sure to thoroughly clean tub, toilet, sink and shower. Ensure to remove any buildup along with wiping down all fixtures. Clean out mirrors, any vents, medicine cabinet or the lighting fixtures in your bathrooms. The floor should also be swept and mopped. Make sure you do it carefully around toilet.
Your next consideration should be to clean your bedrooms. The closet shelves should be wiped down. Clean the mirrors and if there is carpet in the room then any spots on it should be treated first and then it needs to be vacuumed. Mopping is the best thing if there is no carpet in the bedroom.
Dining room, den and living room should also be properly cleaned. Windows should be cleaned and blinds should be washed down. Blades of ceiling fan should be cleaned as well.
The exterior of the apartment should be cleaned and swept as well. Remove the garbage bags from apartment as well. Ensure that the lights outside are properly working. Garbage cans should be put on the curb for pickup, if appropriate. If the blinds are broken down then take proper measurements and get the replaced.
In the end take the pictures of your apartment to keep with you as the record for any situation if you are alleged to damage that apartment. Send these photos to landlord for getting them signed. Now you can move on with the inspection. Keep a copy with you for proper record and then return the keys to the landlord or property manager and now you can move out with full peace of mind.