People are moving in and out of apartments every month in Spokane. If you’re one of the families that are packing up and moving to a different location or who purchased a home, do you know how much money you will get back from your security deposit? Pets mess up the carpet, windowsills are forgotten about, and walls are full of holes from hanging pictures. All of these things could affect how much money the apartment complex is keeping to have everything cleaned or fixed before the next tenant moves in. To make sure you get back your entire deposit, follow this checklist. If you’re really aching to move out fast, have an experienced cleaning service in Spokane Valley come to your rescue.
Tasks For The Whole Apartment
- After pictures have been removed from the wall, take out the nails or screws and fill the remaining holes with putty. Smooth out the putty to leave a clean surface.
- Dust thoroughly all of the ceiling fans and lighting fixtures. This includes the top of the fan’s blades, inside the fixtures, and even the light bulbs.
- Open up the blinds and dust away the dirt and wipe away the grime that has accumulated on the window sills.
- Use a glass cleaner to clean the windows themselves. If you can, reach to clean the outside of the window as well.
- Dust and sanitize doors, door knobs, light switches, and outlets.
- Wipe down the walls and baseboards to be sure no creepy crawlies or cobwebs are left. Use a broom to reach the ceiling and corners.
- Thoroughly vacuum the carpet throughout the apartment.
Tasks For The Bathroom
- The shower will need the most attention in the bathroom. Clean away any soap scum on bathroom tiles on both the walls and tub itself. Use bleach to scrub at more stubborn areas.
- Open up each drawer by the sink and the inside of the mirror if it opens up. Use a wet cloth to wipe out dust and pick up all of the hair.
- Clean in and around the toilet and the countertop.
- To be sure not to miss anything, first sweep the floor to get larger pieces of dust and hair. Second, use a wet mop to wipe any remaining dirt on the floor.
Tasks For The Kitchen
- Clear out any remaining food items from the fridge and wipe down the counters. Pull out drawers and rinse them with hot water. With a sponge, soak it with hot water, but don’t squeeze out the water, and clean away any debris in the freezer.
- Scrub the inside of the oven and the stovetop. For a thorough clean, remove shelving, drip pans, and burners and scrub with steel wool. If the drip pans are beyond cleaning, spend a few dollars to buy new ones.
- Clean the faucets and sinks. Be sure to reach between the faucet and handles to remove any grime. Wipe the inside of the sink as well.
- Wipe down the insides of the cabinets to remove remaining food particles.
It’s surprising how much can be overlooked when cleaning an apartment when moving out. Even little surfaces left untouched can mean a chunk of money kept from your security deposit. If you don’t have the time or energy to spend cleaning, hire professional cleaners to do the job. White Glove Cleaning in Spokane Valley will ensure the apartment is as clean as possible so you can get your whole deposit back. Call today for an appointment with our cleaning service.