Not only is leaving your house or apartment in good condition after you move the right thing to do, but it can also help you reclaim a security deposit. But, finding the time and energy to fix and clean everything just isn’t reasonable. To help you prioritize what’s most important to address, UF Mover Guys has compiled this list of four things you should repair before moving out.
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Before the first box is even packed, you should start considering all of the little repairs that you’ve left untended. A few months before moving can be a great time to start wrapping up little projects. It may be something that you feel comfortable fixing on your own, such as a leaky faucet, or it may be something that you’d rather put a work order in for. Since you’re still a tenant, the landlord should fix most problems without any issue. They might even appreciate your forward planning for preparing the unit for the next tenant.
Whether from hanging art, family photos, or seasonal decorations, your wall has likely incurred some damage throughout the years. While a hole here and there may not seem like much to you, these little damages add up because they all must be spackled before a fresh coat of paint can be applied. It’s easy to repair these little holes yourself and can help you recover your security deposit when completed alongside the other items on this list. You can pick up spackling tools online or at a local tool store. Be sure to read the directions and try to cover holes as you remove items so that you don’t end up missing any.
Just as with the walls, the carpets throughout your home have probably seen a lot of action over time. While it can be difficult to fully clean your carpet when furniture is still unpacked, you can do a thorough examination of the carpet and try to spot treat the worst areas. Once the moving truck is packed, a quick once over with a vacuum and carpet cleaner can make the unit look brand new. Most grocery stores provide carpet cleaner rentals, but if that’s out of the question, don’t skip on vacuuming and spot treatment. Even if you’re unable to get up every little stain, the effort of making the whole carpet look better will pay off.
Obviously, you want to leave your apartment as clean as when you moved in, but it’s easy to miss spots unless you do a deep clean. If you’re short on time, hiring a professional cleaning service can be helpful, but otherwise, deep cleaning doesn’t have to be an overwhelming chore. Be sure to dust and clean blinds and window ledges, baseboards, appliances, and general plumbing fixtures. To help get you started before the first box is packed, consider purging some possessions that you no longer need. A junk removal service can help make getting rid of things a breeze.