Entering a house tainted with nasty surprises is a mood spoiler. Dirty floors, walls with holes, broken windows, malfunctioning appliances can kill the excitement of moving into a new house.
The same is true when you move out of a house too.
However exhausting the moving out process is, you must leave the house in its initial condition, as you found it. This is important to avoid any rift with your landlord and losing your safety deposit for good.
You could start off by packing your belongings and move them to your new home. Make sure to dispose off things that you don’t need anymore.
Pull out all nails/hooks, patch the holes and repaint the walls back to its original color. Ensure that none of the doors, window panes, glass or floor tiles are missing, cracked or left broken. The flooring or carpets should be repaired or replaced (in case of irreversible damage).
All the appliances provided by the owner should be in working condition, including electrical, water and the gas systems.
Finally, start the overall cleaning process of the house. You can either make the effort yourself or simply hire the professional cleaning services to do it for you.
The following infographic highlights the things to do before calling the cleaning services: