Before you pack up your things, prepare them for the moving out and hire movers, there are things that you must do first before you leave. With the checklist below, it is easier to take care of these tasks so that everything will be in the best condition when you move out.
Make sure you go through your rent agreement and note down all the terms of leaving. You may have to contact your landlord to verify their expectations if there is nothing stated. After you have done this, you will develop a move-out checklist for your rental property. It may also be a good idea to write down any conditions of your rental agreements.
Make sure that you have gone through your rental property and have all your keys with you. Make copies of all your receipts and keep them in a safe place. Keep a list of the keys that are needed for the move and keep it in a safe place. Make sure that there is a copy for each member of your family.
Clean all the rooms, bathrooms, closets, floorings and areas around the property. Clean the kitchen and bathrooms, and vacuuming the outside walls, floors, and ceiling. If you cannot do the cleaning yourself, hire a professional company to do it for you. The company will help you with your cleaning and the cleanup will be done faster than if you attempted it by yourself.
Make sure that all windows and doors are clean and all carpet is dry. You should also make sure that the blinds and shutters are not dirty.
Hire professional cleaners to give the place a thorough cleaning. If you do not have the time or the skills to do this, then it would be a good idea to hire a service company to do it. This will ensure that your place remains tidy for the long haul. If you do not have time to do it on your own, then you might want to hire a professional company to give it to them.
Make sure that your house is ready for packing. If there is any damage done to the property or furniture, it is best that they are fixed as soon as possible.
Make sure that all your belongings are in one piece. The last thing that you want is to see is furniture that is damaged in one way or another after moving out, because you do not want to have to spend the money on buying them again.
Clean out your house and all the closets and drawers. Make sure that there is no furniture that can possibly be used in your next place of residence.
Make sure that all of your clothes are neatly folded and placed away. You might want to place them in a storage area until the movers come to pick up your belongings.
Make sure that there is no clutter in the room where the furniture is stored. If the room is large, then you will have to clean it thoroughly.
Make sure that all doors, windows, and floors are closed properly. If there are any gaps, holes or openings in the walls, then it will affect how easy it is to move things around.
Make sure that all electrical appliances are shut off. Make sure that there are no wires exposed, especially in a room where there is likely to be electricity.
Make sure that the house is free from smoke stains. You do not want to have to worry about smoke stains, especially if it is during the day.
Make sure that the floor is smooth. It is important that your furniture and carpet are able to slide easily, and that there is enough space to move around and maneuver.
The only things that should be left open are the blinds and the curtains in the rooms that are about to be moved. If you cannot get these closed in time, then you may want to consider leaving them open as a matter of course.