Moving out of an apartment is like that bittersweet moment when you finish binge-watching your favorite TV series – you're excited for what's next, but there's a twinge of nostalgia. And just like how you can't leave your TV room in disarray, you shouldn't bid adieu to your apartment without a proper cleanup. Fear not, because we've got your back with an Apartment Cleaning Checklist that'll turn move-out day into a breeze!
Gather Your Cleaning Arsenal
Before you embark on your cleaning adventure, assemble your cleaning supplies. We're talking about the classics here: Angle Broom with Dustpan, The Revolution Microfiber Spin Mop, vacuum, Jumbo Microfiber Cloths, Wowables® reusable cleaning cloth, trash bags, and rubber gloves. Remember, a well-prepared warrior is a victorious warrior.
Declutter Like a Pro
Begin your mission by decluttering. Sort your stuff into three categories: keep, toss, and donate. Let's be real, those three-year-old magazines aren't making the cut. Toss 'em!
The Dust Bunnies' Worst Nightmare
Now that you've lightened the load, it's time to unleash your inner dust warrior. Dust all surfaces using 360° Extender Duster Kit from the ceiling to the floor. Don't forget the often-neglected spots like ceiling fans, baseboards, and those pesky window sills.
Wipe It Down
Grab that Jumbo Microfiber Cloths and wipe down every surface. Countertops, appliances, cabinets – give them all some TLC. This step will leave your apartment smelling fresh and looking sparkling.
Shine Up Your Appliances
Your appliances have been working hard for you. Reward them with a good cleaning. Scrub the oven with a Wonder Scourer™ Non Scratch pad and wipe microwave then the fridge with a Jumbo Microfiber Cloths. Empty and defrost the freezer, and clean the coils behind the fridge for bonus points.
Master the Art of Bathroom Bliss
The bathroom can be a battleground, but with the right approach, it'll be a piece of cake. Clean the toilet with 500 Brushes. Scrub sink, and tub or shower with Large Scrub Brush. Replace the shower curtain liner if it's seen better days. Don't forget to clean the mirror, too – you want to leave your reflection looking fabulous!
Time to tackle the floors. Using 6 in One Snap in Cleaning Kit, sweep all the rooms, and then mop the floors for that final shine. Use appropriate cleaners for different floor types – you don't want to turn your hardwood into a slip 'n slide.
Windows to the World
Let the sunshine in! Clean your windows, inside and out if possible. You'll be amazed at how much brighter your place looks once those streaks are gone.
Light Fixtures & Switch Plates
Brighten up your place by cleaning light fixtures and switch plates. Replace any burnt-out bulbs – a well-lit space looks bigger and more inviting.
Don't Forget the Nooks and Crannies
Remember to check those often overlooked spots like behind the fridge and stove, inside closets, and under the furniture. You never know what treasures (or dust bunnies) you might find.
Bid Farewell to the Trash
Dispose of all your trash properly. Take out the garbage and recycling, and don't leave anything behind. The last thing you want is a call from your former landlord about a lingering trash scent.
Check for Repairs
Before locking up for good, do a final walkthrough. Look for any minor repairs that need attention – a loose doorknob, a scuffed wall – and take care of them. You want to leave on the best terms possible.
Document Your Cleanliness
Take photos to document the cleanliness of your apartment. This can serve as evidence if there are any disputes with your landlord regarding your security deposit.
You'll leave your apartment in tip-top shape, and the next tenant will thank you for it. Plus, who knows, maybe you'll find a hidden treasure or two along the way. So, put on your favorite cleaning tunes, grab your trusty cleaning supplies, and let's make moving out a breeze – it's time to say goodbye to your apartment in style!