Tips For Cleaning Your Apartment Before Moving Out

Tips For Cleaning Your Apartment Before Moving Out

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 by Aiman Emaan

Your lease agreement comes with several conditions, including leaving your apartment the way you found it. If not, part of your deposit will be deducted to take care of any repairs, including cleaning the house. Also, you may need a reference from your landlord, and leaving your apartment dirty will not help your case. While moving is stressful, and you do not feel like cleaning that house, doing it is better for you. Here are some tips on how to clean your apartment section by section.

The Kitchen

One of the places that harbor a lot of dirt in the kitchen. So you may want to start here while your energy levels are still high. Start by cleaning the cabinets and drawers. Wipe them, ensuring there are no dust or food particles inside. Pay special attention to the corners and handles. Your next step is the appliances. Remove any food remaining in your fridge and share it with your friends and neighbors. Pull out all the drawers, wash them on the sink, and then wipe both the inside and outside of the fridge. The stove and oven are also notorious for harboring food particles. Unplug the burners and remove the oven racks and clean them with soapy water, then finish with both the inside and outside of the stove.

A dishwasher can be tricky to wash. Start by removing the drawers and scrubbing them. To disinfect your dishwasher, get a dishwasher-safe cup, fill it with vinegar and place it on the top rack. Set your dishwasher on the hottest water setting, then run one cycle. This will wash away the grime. Once that is done, sprinkle some baking soda, run another cycle, and the dishwasher will smell and look good. Finish with the sink, including the faucets, and then mop the floors.

The Bathroom

This is also another area with a lot of dirt. Use an all-purpose cleaner and cloth to wipe the walls, counters, drawers, mirrors, and windows. Any toiletry items left should be disposed of. For the tub, shower, and toilet, you will have to do some scrubbing using the right cleaning agents. Pay close attention to any stains so that the next person using the house will be comfortable when they move in. Finish with the sink, cleaning out any toothpaste stain, and mop the floors.

The Living Room

You will have an easy time cleaning the living room if you have moved the furniture to your new place. Start by removing dust on all corners and any cobwebs. Then dust off the ceiling and the ceiling fans as they often harbor a lot of dust. You can also dust off any light fixtures on the ceiling. Your walls also probably have stains and dust. Make sure you wipe them using a rag and clean water. Finish by vacuuming the carpet or wiping the flooring.

The Bedroom

The bedrooms are not that hard to clean. However, confirm on your lease if you ought to vacuum your carpet, or if it needs to be professionally cleaned. Do not forget the blinds and window sills as a lot of dust tends to accumulate there. Finish with the closets, shelves, and drawers, leaving a clean bedroom.

Get Professional Cleaning Services

If you are in a hurry or tied up, apartment move out cleaning might feel like a lot of work. So why not get professional cleaners to help you with the cleaning? This way, you will solely focus on moving and settling in your new home. Plus, the work will be done efficiently.

Cleaning is the last thing you want to think about when moving to your new place. Still, it is a necessary step whether you choose to do it yourself or hire a cleaning crew. Clean your apartment from room to room, ensuring every corner looks and smells fresh.