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Move Out Checklist


verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 1: Write down everything you need to complete before leaving so you don’t forget to do it.
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 2: Make sure you have a copy of the apartment inspection checklist so you know what things need to be fixed before the inspection.
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 3: Paint over scuff marks on walls. If you painted a room a different color, you may need to paint over it with a neutral color.
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 4: Remove nails and cover up holes.
 
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 5: Ask your landlord to do a preliminary inspection to be sure you completed everything.
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 6: Spray down the interior of the refrigerator with warm soapy water and wipe it dry. You might need to remove the drawers to reach everything.
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 7: Dust and clean the cabinets and counter tops.
 
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 8: Thoroughly clean the stove, oven, and stove vent inside and out.
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 9: Thoroughly clean the sinks and toilets in the home.
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 10: Sweep, mop, and vacuum floors.
 
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 11: Scrub down bathtubs and showers with bleach.
 
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 12: Clean the windows. This includes the window pane and window sill.
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 13: Remove stains from carpets.
 
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 14: Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures. Replace burnt out light bulbs.
 
verified-checkbox-symbol_318-64495 Step 15: Attend the inspection and ask for a copy of the inspection for your records.

Kitchen


  • Dust on top of cabinets
  • Wipe out cabinet and shelves
  • Wipe our drawers
  • Clean cabinet doors front and back
  • Disinfect all knobs and pulls
  • Clean oven and stop top
  • Wipe out and disinfect fridge inside and out
  • Disinfect kitchen countertops
  • Disinfect kitchen sink
  • Wipe down pantry shelves
  • Sweep and steam clean floor
  • Pull out fridge and oven and clean under and behind them

Bathrooms


  • Dust vents and bathroom fan
  • Dust/clean vanity light fixtures
  • Wipe out all cabinets and clean shelves
  • Wipe out all drawers
  • Clean cabinet doors front and back
  • Disinfect all knobs and pulls
  • Disinfect countertops
  • Disinfect sink(s)
  • Disinfect bathtub/shower
  • Clean shower head(s)
  • Thoroughly clean the toilet
  • Sweep and steam clean floor

Living Spaces


  • Dust walls and corners to remove cobwebs
  • Dust vents and ceiling fans
  • Dust/wash light fixtures
  • Wash blind/window coverings
  • Wipe down window and door moldings
  • Disinfect door handles
  • Clean baseboards
  • Vacuum and/or steam mop floors
  • Wash windows
  • Disinfect stair railings and banisters
  • Clean grout in house and seal it

Laundry Room


  • Dust vents and fans
  • Dust/wash light fixtures
  • Wipe out all cabinets and clean shelves
  • Wipe out all drawers
  • Clean cabinet doors front and back
  • Disinfect all knobs and pulls
  • Disinfect countertops
  • Disinfect the sink
  • Sweep and steam mop floor