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Home > Storage Resources > Moving Out Checklist: How to Get Your Security Deposit Back
If you are renting an apartment or home, you likely have to put down a deposit to cover any of the damaged incurred at the home. When the landlord notices damage to the apartment or home, they will deduct from the deposit. Additionally, if the rental isn’t cleaned to their standard, money will also be deducted from the deposit.
In order to get all of your deposit back, it is essential to thoroughly clean your apartment and make any necessary repairs. Read below for a complete moving out checklist!
One common mistake when cleaning your home before moving out is to spend a lot of time on one area, and not focus on the other. Unfortunately, even if you scrub the living room sparkly clean, if you don’t take care of the kitchen, you will be charged a lot of money.
Another area people commonly forget about when cleaning their apartment is the appliances. It’s amazing how dirty your appliances can get after the year of use.
If you used nails to hang pictures, decorations, shelves and more in your apartment, you are responsible for filling the holes left in the walls. Once all of your wall decorations have been removed, carefully fill each hole so it blends in with the wall.
Another area that is commonly forgotten about are the floors. Before leaving your home for the last time, vacuum and sweep all of the floors. If the carpet is stained in any area, make sure you use a carpet cleaner to remove the stain. While the landlord will likely replace the carpet every few years, it is still essential that it is cleaned.
One thing that can help to make moving that much easier is to rent a self storage unit. Moving day is a lot of work. On this day, you have to get all of your items from your old house into the moving truck and then into your new home. Instead of moving all of your items in one day, when you rent a self storage unit, you’re able to move boxes filled with items you will not need for a few months into a secure location close to your home. This can help to minimize stress on your moving day.
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