Tips To Ensure You Get At Least Some Of Your Security Deposit Back

Tips To Ensure You Get At Least Some Of Your Security Deposit Back

The time has come for you to move out of your current apartment, which means it is time for you to hopefully get your security deposit back. If you took good care of your apartment during the course of your lease, then it should be relatively easy to clean up and get at least some of your deposit returned to you. It is crucial that you take good care of your apartment during your time there, and thoroughly clean it before you leave. Doing these two things will help you get your hard-earned money back in your bank account. Use these simple tips to help you remember to do everything and leave your apartment in tip-top shape.

Clean Out Your Dishwasher

The dishwasher is one of the most overlooked places to clean when you are moving out, but it might be one of the most important. If the dishwasher is not going to be used for some time, there is a chance that mold could build up, and it might start to smell. Be sure to clean out your dishwasher before leaving your current place. Also, be sure you don’t leave any plates, bowls, or utensils behind inside of it.

Try To Remove Any Stains In The Carpet

If you don’t have the time to rent a carpet shampooing machine, you can use stain removal products to try and get any stains out of the carpet. Stains on the carpeted areas are one of the biggest things that will take away from your security deposit.

Dust Lighting And Fans

This is easy to overlook as they are usually on the ceiling, but you should try and remember to dust off the ceiling fans and lighting fixtures. This is an easy but often overlooked thing to clean and will make a big difference in the overall feeling of cleanliness in your apartment.

Make Sure Everything Is Emptied Out

Don’t forget to empty out all the cabinets and drawers in your apartment. Get a ladder if you have to so you can see all the way to the back of your cabinets and wipe down all the shelving and drawers.

Put Your Apartment Back To The Way You Found It

If you have moved anything or swapped anything out over the course of your lease, now is the time to return it to its original state. This includes things like curtains and blinds as well as lightbulbs and anything else that you may have moved or switched.

Get Your Deposit Back, Or At Least Some Of It

Using these tips should help you increase the chances that you will get at least some of your deposit back. All of these things are relatively easy to complete, and you can do yourself a huge favor by setting aside a whole day to go through your apartment before you move out, ensuring that everything is clean and in order. Here’s to you getting your deposit back!

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