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A Word to the Wise – Commonly Forgotten Cleaning Tasks When Moving Out

Moving is a lot of work. Somewhere between packing up all of your worldly possessions, fitting them into the truck, and moving into your new home, you have to make time to deep clean your entire apartment or house. It is solely your responsibility to make sure that the place is spotless for the next owner or tenant, and you may have a cleaning deposit on the line. How do you know if you have cleaned everything? There are several commonly missed spots that you should keep in mind as you prepare to move out.

• What’s that smell in the kitchen? It might be your sink’s drains. For a cheap and environmentally friendly solution, pour a half-cup of baking soda down the drain and run the hot water for several seconds. This should clear out any odor and wash away the debris causing it.

• Look up. How do your ceilings look? If your home is like most in Denver, there are likely at least a few cobwebs. Vacuum or dust the ceiling, particularly at the corners. Many Denver movers have ladders that you can ask to borrow if you are having trouble reaching your ceiling.

• Remember to remove any dust that may have collected on your window blinds and sills. Any run-of-the-mill duster should do the trick.

Though often neglected, these spots are nonetheless important to check and clean thoroughly before moving out. It is always a good idea to make a checklist to ensure that you do not forget anything. This level of deep cleaning is the best way to guarantee that your cleaning deposit will be returned.

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