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The Ultimate Deep Cleaning Checklist for Moving Out of Your Rental

Tenant Cleaning Light Fixture in New Rochelle RentalAre you moving out of your New Rochelle rental home or apartment soon? In such a case, you have to conduct a deep cleaning before you leave if you want your deposit back! This checklist will easily help you to get the job conducted hastily 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. Start by decluttering your rental home or apartment. Remove anything you don’t need or want. This will make cleaning far easier.
  2. Remove any nails from the walls and patch holes. If you’ve taken advantage of 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 screws, and patch the holes with some lightweight spackle.
  3. Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures. Dusting ceiling fans and light fixtures are a work that is commonly overlooked. See to it 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, thoroughly remove and wash any glass coverings, then dry them before replacing.
  4. Wipe down walls and doors. It’s necessary 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 mostly get neglected when cleaning. Give them a thorough 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. If you can, wash any removable shelving in the sink.
  7. Scrub down 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 have to put to use a higher-strength cleaner or even a power washer for the outside.
  8. Wash blinds and window coverings. Similarly, blinds and window coverings will need proper cleaning, furthermore. Dust blinds with a duster or vacuum attachment, then wash them with soap and water. Window coverings can be thrown in the washing machine.
  9. Deep clean the bathrooms. It may take some kind of scrubbing, though take into consideration deep cleaning of all your rental home’s sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets. Ensure to make use of 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. Make it a point to empty the fridge, remove all shelves and drawers, and scrub every inch. Utilize nice cleaning products for each type of appliance, and keep in mind to wipe the outside! You may like 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. Commence with the sweeping, then move on to mopping or vacuuming. Bear in mind to clean under furniture and appliances and other hard-to-reach places!
  12. Take out the trash. One last matter, take out all the garbage from your rental home or apartment. This involves any trash in bins, cupboards, and drawers. As much as possible, put all the dumps in recycling and compost bins before leaving.

You can deep clean your rental home or apartment swiftly and competently by following these steps. Moving can be laborious, but certainly, with some planning and elbow grease, your New Rochelle property manager will like to return as much of your deposit as possible.


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