01 May How To Clean Your Rental Home Before You Move Out
Relocating to a new property can be a stressful experience, particularly if you’re on a tight deadline. There’s a lot that you need to do before you hand the keys back to your old landlord.
One major task that renters often struggle with is cleaning their old home before moving out and into your new property.
Most landlords expect their rental property to be clean and presentable when their tenants relocate. If you don’t clean your property before you hand over the keys, you might lose your security deposit.
Additionally, you might also be charged by your old landlord so that they can recoup the costs of cleaning the property for you.
Therefore, you need to make sure that you clean your old home thoroughly and leave it in a presentable condition when you leave.
Here at Maid Pure Cleaning, we understand that moving out of a rental property can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to cleaning your property before you relocate.
Moving day is always stressful, so you should do your best to prepare ahead of time. That means making a list of everything that needs to be cleaned and ensuring that you have all the cleaning products and tools you need.
The task of cleaning your home when you move out will be much more straightforward if you keep your property clean all the time.
If you find cleaning boring or struggle to do it well, why not hire a professional cleaning service? We offer a range of residential home cleaning packages so that you can keep your property clean all year round.
We use the very finest, eco-friendly cleaning products, so you can rest assured that your home will be clean and tidy while reducing your impact on the environment.
When you’re ready to move out of your rental property, you’ll find that our services will reduce the amount of work you have to do on the day you leave. That will save you time and effort during this busy period.
Pack As Much As Possible Before You Start Cleaning
Before you start cleaning your property, you need to pack away as many of your possessions and pieces of furniture as possible.
If you’re cleaning parts of your home before your day of departure, you should pack away everything you don’t need.
On moving day, you can pack away everything and put it into your moving truck before you begin cleaning. Without lots of items in your home, you’ll be able to dust your surfaces easily and see all of the hidden grime that needs to be removed.
Deep Clean The Carpets/ Upholstery
Fabric items such as carpets, couches, and soft furnishings often get embedded with dirt and grime over time. While this might not be noticeable, it will make the fabric look dull and lackluster.
Therefore, before you move out, you should deep-clean your upholstery, carpets, and any other fabric items that belong to your landlord.
Many companies offer carpet cleaners to rent so that you can easily clean your carpet with one of these professional machines.
Additionally, it would be best if you washed your fabric furnishings using a quality cleaning product so that you can remove any dirt and embedded grime.
This process is best done before the day you move out, as your furnishings and carpets might take time to dry after you’ve cleaned them.
Clear Out Appliances
If your household appliances, such as your cooker, fridge, freezer, and laundry machine, belong to your landlord, then you’ll need to clean them before you leave your rental home.
While many homeowners give their appliances a cursory wipedown now and again, when you move out, you’ll need to clean them thoroughly.
That means emptying the appliances and cleaning the inside, as well as the outside. You’ll need to clean the grease for the base of your over and wipe away crumbs from the shelves in your fridge.
You should wipe down the sides in your freezer and consider defrosting the appliance to ensure that it is clean and ready for your landlord and their new tenant.
Don’t Overlook Small Details
When you’re cleaning your home, it’s easy to overlook small details, such as the blades of ceiling fans, between the slats of window blinds, and the shelves in closets.
As you’re moving out of your home, you need to make sure that you clean these areas and remove any dust and debris. If you don’t, then your landlord might find it and feel that they need to hire a professional cleaning service, which they might make you pay for, which will add an extra cost to the already costly process of relocating to a new home.
Use an extendable duster to clean hard-to-reach areas and ensure that your home is clean and presentable before you leave.
If you clean these often-overlooked areas throughout your tenancy, then they’ll be easier to wash when you leave. That’s because there won’t be any ingrained grime and hard-to-shift marks on them.
Our team always cleans these areas when they clean your home, so if you hire us throughout your tenancy, then you’ll save yourself- or us- effort and time on the day you relocate.
Hire The Professionals
If you want to save yourself time, effort, and hassle when moving out of your rental home, you should consider hiring professionals like us.
Maid Pure Cleaning offers a dedicated move-in and out cleaning service so that you don’t have to lift a finger. We’ll take care of everything listed in this article and more, leaving your property clean and ready for your landlord to inspect.
We serve homeowners and commercial clients through South Carolina, including Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Kiawah/Seabrook, Summerville, and Folly Beach, as well as Charlotte, NC.
If you’re a tenant in these areas and you’d like to request a quote or find out more about our services, then you can contact us by calling 843-284-8272. Our team can discuss your exact requirements and find the perfect cleaning package for you.