Professional movers and storage companies like Advantage offer apartment move out tips that will help you get your full deposit back
It’s move out day! You’ve paid the first month
of rent on your new place, have the utilities set up, and the movers are on
their way to move your things. One of the trickier aspects of moving is making
sure you get your full security deposit back from your old place. A dirty
apartment, broken fixtures, and other issues can be taken out of your security
deposit. Here is an apartment check-out list from movers and storage companies
like Advantage Moving and Storage that will help you get your security deposit
The first thing to do is give your old place a thorough cleaning. We don’t just mean cleaning the floors and taking out the trash, we mean cleaning everything. You should clean the floors, baseboards, walls, stovetop, oven, walls, carpets, windows, etc. If every surface is sparkling clean, then you are much less likely to be charged for cleaning fees. If you have the time, movers and storage companies like Advantage recommend hiring a professional cleaning service to get the job done.
Make Sure You Have Your Move-In
Most of the time when you move into an
apartment, you fill out a move-in checklist where you make note of any
pre-existing issues or damages. The purpose of the checklist is to let the
landlord you are not responsible for these issues so you don’t get charged for
them down the road. That is why it’s important to hold onto this list
throughout your lease, so you can prove certain issues were already there.
Make Small Repairs
You should also go around your apartment and
make as many small repairs as you can. Things like scratched walls, scuffed
baseboards, and damaged window blinds can be taken out of your deposit. Small
scratches can usually be buffed out with a fine brush and dents in drywall can
be filled with easy to find items at your local hardware store.
If you are planning a move and need movers and
storage solutions, give Advantage Moving and Storage a call at
847-584-3908. Our full-service professional team has been serving the Chicago
area for over 35 years and offers domestic and long-distance residential and
commercial moving and storage.