Your apartment is your favorite place to come home to every evening. However, there will come a time where you have to move out. Let us take a very close look at some tips for getting your cleaning deposit back.
First and foremost, it’s crucial that you get a head start on cleaning up. There’s nothing worse than procrastinating on the task and panicking the day before you have to move out. You should start at least a week in advance and preferably more. At the very least, you’ll be able to assess the situation and determine what parts of the property need deep cleaning. The bottom line is, you don’t know exactly how much you need to clean until you begin. You know that the area behind the refrigerator is dirty, but just how much grime has accumulated is unknown until you move the appliance out. You need to prepare for the worst case scenario.
Out of all the chemicals in your cupboard, vinegar is your best friend. When there are stains on your walls or showers, sprinkle a little vinegar and wipe it down with water. You’ll find that almost any stain can be eliminated with this method. Vinegar isn’t only good for tackling stains. You can apply it to any surface that is a little musty to freshen it up. If pure vinegar is too strong, you can mix it with water or other cleaning supplies. Nevertheless, remember that vinegar is cheap and a universal solution.
Last but not least, scrubbing regularly will solve so many issues from the start. It’s a mistake to think that you can scrub down the whole place in the end and make it good as new. Although this is probably possible, it will take so much more effort as opposed to scrubbing on regular basis. When you scrub your apartment weekly, stains don’t have a chance of fully developing. You’re also stopping any dirt or debris in their tracks before they can overflow on your floors. It’s not a bad idea to make a scrubbing schedule and post it to your refrigerator door.
If you don’t really have the time to do the cleaning yourself, consider hiring professional help. It can be surprisingly affordable to hire a service such as a professional carpet cleaner. It will certainly cost less to hire someone yourself that what the landlord would charge you.
When all is said and done, these are some great tips for getting your cleaning deposit back. That money is definitely not insignificant, and it should be on your mind as you’re approaching your move out date. Clean up beforehand and receive a full refund on the deposit!