Moving is stressful to begin with. There are actions you can take to ensure you clean your apartment so that you can get your security deposit back. If you don’t have the time to do so yourself you can hire Bates Cleaning to clean it for you.

Here are some of the most common things that landlords check and you should clean to get your security deposit back.

In all areas:

*Remove all nails and screws from the walls and ceiling before then smoothly applying putty to the holes.

*Dust all ceiling fixtures.

*Dust every ledge.

*Clean every window.

*Clean all doors and door knobs.

*Clean every light switch and outlet.

*Clean all baseboards and walls.

*Vacuum all floors.

*Get rid of cobwebs.

In the bathroom:

*Remove soap scum from the tiles and shower/tub before then using bleach to get rid of grout.

*Clean all drawers and the vanity.

*Clean the sink, toilet, counter, mirror, and floor.

*Vacuum out the exhaust fan surface if needed.

In the kitchen:

*Clean out every cabinet and all cabinet liners.

*Wash the fronts of all cabinets.

*Clean and disinfect all counter tops.

*Clean the sink and faucet.

*Clean the refrigerator both inside and out.

*Clean the oven both inside and out.

*Clean out the dishwasher if your kitchen has one.

*Clean the exhaust fan if its needed.

*Clean behind all appliances.

In the living room and all bedrooms:

*Vacuum, sweep, mop, and dust in all of these rooms once they have been emptied.

In the garage:

*Sweep this area once it has been emptied.

Outside the home:

*Mow the lawn.

*Pull all weeds.

*Remove all lawn ornaments.

*Scrub the stairs of the porch to remove all stains.

Cleaning for a move out is a lot of work. If you don’t have time to clean it yourself contact Bates Cleaning for a professional move out cleaning in Austin.