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Courtesies When You Move Out of a Rental

We’ve all been there at some point: the day you have to move out of a home for rent and on to your next residence. Often, this process has to be done in a very small time frame as the move out date is typically very close to the end of your lease and the start of the next tenants lease. This makes sense to help keep the property occupied and reduce the amount of extra rent you have to pay for living expenses. While you do have certain tasks that you have to do when you vacate a property, there are other tasks that can be a courtesy to those moving in after you. Along with your standard checklist, try to find the time to add these additional courtesies to your list as well.

Clean Often Missed Spots

While many property managers have a checklist of everything you need to do prior to dropping off the keys at the office when you vacate and this checklist includes a lot of cleaning, there are many spots that get missed in the process. If you opt not to hire a professional cleaner to do a deep clean, you should remember to catch those missed spots. Don’t forget to wipe down baseboards, wipe the top of the refrigerator, wipe out cabinets even if they only held clean dishes, and don’t forget the windowsills.

Spackle Nail Holes

The odds are while you were living in your home for rent in the Little Rock area, you probably hung up pictures on the walls. When you vacate the premise, the courteous thing to do is remove the small nails and to spackle the holes that remain. This includes letting the spackle dry and then wiping down the wall so that you can’t even tell a small nail was there.

While not necessary, taking care of these often not thought of things can be a courteous thought for the individuals who live in the home for rent after you. If you’re looking for a home to rent, contact Real Property Management Central Arkansas today!

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