Rental Cleaning Hacks

 In Property Management

Keeping your rental clean is important. Failure to properly clean your apartment when moving out can cost you your security deposit, and sometimes even more depending on the damage. It is also important to mention that your renting reputation and chances of finding another landlord who will accept your application will suffer if you do not adhere to cleaning standards.
Most property managers require you do the following when moving out of an apartment:

-Dust the ceiling fixtures and replace lights/batteries
-Dust all ledges
-Clean/scrub cabinets and drawers
-Vacuum/sweep floors
-Clean stains out of carpets
-Clean counters
-Clean doors and knobs
-Clean dishwasher
-Clean oven and fridge
-Clean bathroom, including shower and toilet
-Clean mirrors
-Clean out sinks

While we realize this cleaning process is not fun, it must be done and is worth the cash return in your pocket. Luckily, we have a few cleaning hacks to help ease the process.

1. Cleaning Water That Packs a Punch
A few drops of white vinegar will help remove stubborn stains while removing odors.

2. Putting a Stop to Grease
Baking soda combined with vinegar is a powerful combination that is sure to break down grease and make your kitchen sparkle. It can also be used for drains and the dishwasher.

3. A Sour Kick
Cut a lemon in half and use it to remove grout build-up in your shower.

4. So Fresh and So Clean
Fabric softener sheets remove spots on mirrors, fixtures, and toilets with ease.

5. Banish the Mystery Gunk
Scrub away mystery goo on countertops, cabinets and floors with vegetable oil and baking soda.

What are your favorite cleaning hacks?

If you have any other questions on moving out of your rental, give us a call today at (480) 736-8257.

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