Move In/Out Checklist

Upon moving in to the apartment/house, it is a good idea to walk through the premises noting any defects or damages; be very specific – pictures are very helpful as well.  The list should be signed by the roommates and a copy delivered to the landlord no later than five days after occupancy of the premises.  Keep a copy for your records.  If there is anything that needs attention such as cleaning or a repair, let the landlord know so it can be corrected promptly.  If there is a blemish that is not worthy of repair or practical to repair, you should still note it so you are not charged for it when you move out.  This list is the same list we will use when you move out.  When you move out, the property should be clean.  The following is specifically what we are looking for.  The phrase “it’s as clean as it was when I moved in” has no place in the conversation—the attached is what we expect.

CLEANING CHECKLIST

AREA

RECOMMENDED CLEANING

MOVE-IN COMMENTS

Fix or Note

MOVE-OUT COMMENTS

Living Room/Dining/Halls:

 

 

 

 

Walls/Ceilings

·      Sweep down cob webs

 

 

 

Floor/Carpet

·      Vacuum carpet

·      Mop hardwood floors

·      Clean baseboards

 

 

 

Closets/Doors/Locks

·      Wash doors-especially around knobs

 

 

 

Lights/Mirrors

·      Clean light fixtures, ceiling fans, switch plates

 

 

 

Drapes/Rods/Blinds

·      Clean blinds & rods (if applicable)

 

 

 

Windows/Tracks/Screens

·      Wash windows & sills, clean tracks

 

 

 

Fireplace

·      Clean out fireplace, wash screen and doors, clean mantle, hearth, & surround

 

 

 

Kitchen:

 

 

 

 

Walls/Ceiling/Floor

·      Sweep down cob webs

·      Clean light fixtures & ceiling fans with warm water and soap

·      Clean switch plates

·      Scrub floor including under moveable appliances & baseboards

 

 

 

Counter Tops/Tile

·      Clean counter tops and tile

 

 

 

Cabinets/Closets

·      Wash inside and out

·      Wipe out drawers with damp rag

·      Make sure under the sink is clean

 

 

 

Sink/Faucet/Disposal

·      Clean sink

 

 

 

Oven/Stove

·      Remove racks & broiler pan – soak in hot soapy water, clean & dry

·      For self-cleaning turn on process

·      Clean inside oven, top of stove, knobs, under elements, under burner pans, and drawer

·      Wash and dry outside of stove

·      Replace oven light with appliance bulb if needed

·      Clean interior & exterior of microwave

 

 

 

Hood/Fans/Lights

·      Wash range hood and clean filter

·      Replace hood light with appliance bulb if needed.

 

 

 

Refrigerator

·      Remove shelves & drawers; wash with warm water, dry & replace

·      Clean under lower drawers

·      Wash inside with warm water and soda

·      Clean door gasket

·      Wash & dry outside of refrigerator, vacuum back and lower grills

·      Clean the top, under and around on floor

 

 

 

Dishwasher

·      Clean inside & outside including seal

 

 

 

Bathrooms:

 

 

 

 

Walls/Ceiling

·      Sweep down cob webs

·      Clean lights and switch plates

·      Clean exhaust fan

·      Wipe toilet paper/towel holders

 

 

 

Floor

·      Scrub floor, baseboards, behind toilet

 

 

 

Cabinets/Mirrors

·      Wash mirrors

·      Clean inside of medicine cabinet

·      Clean vanity inside and out to include drawers

 

 

 

Sink

·      Clean sink and fixtures

 

 

 

Tub/Shower

·      Clean bathtub and enclosure/tile around tub,

·      Clean glass doors & track

·      Provide a new shower liner if one was provided at move-in

 

 

 

Toilet

·      Clean inside and outside of toilet

 

 

 

Windows

·      Clean windows, sills and tracks

 

 

 

Bedrooms

 

 

 

 

Walls/Ceiling

·      Sweep down cob webs

·      Clean switch plates

·      Clean light fixtures & ceiling fans

 

 

 

Floor/Carpet

·      Vacuum floor/carpet & clean baseboards

 

 

 

Drapes/Rods/Blinds

·      Clean blinds & rods (if applicable)

 

 

 

Windows

·      Clean windows, sills and tracks

 

 

 

Closets/Doors/Shelves

·      Wash doors-especially around knobs

·      Wipe down shelves

 

 

 

Washer/Dryer

 

 

 

 

Washer

·      Wipe down the seals

·      Run two extended cycles using white vinegar as the detergent and hot water

 

 

 

Dryer

·      Make sure lint filter is clean

·      Wipe down

 

 

 

Heat/Air Conditioning

 

 

 

 

Heat

·      Replace furnace filter

 

 

 

Air Conditioner

·      Replace filters

 

 

 

Smoke Detector

 

 

 

 

 

·      Make sure all smoke detectors work

·      Replace Batteries that don’t work

 

 

 

Balcony/Deck/Patio

 

 

 

 

Front and Back Doors

·      Wash inside and outside of doors

·      Clean tracks of sliding doors

 

 

 

Balcony/Deck/Patio

·      Sweep walkways & deck areas

 

 

 

Garage/Storage Areas

 

 

 

 

Garage Area

·      Sweep out thoroughly

·      Clean windows & doors

 

 

 

Lawns

 

 

 

 

 

·      Mow and trim yard

·      Weed flower beds

 

 

 

Trash

 

 

 

 

 

·      Haul all trash

·      Be sure all garbage cans & recycling bins are emptied and clean

 

 

 

Griffin Arms Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

·      Clean/polish all furniture

 

 

 

Screens

 

 

 

 

 

·      Replace damaged or lost during tenancy

 

 

 

**All light bulbs should work and be of appropriate wattage.

 

Please list and include on attached sheet any blemishes or damages to the property.  This will be the same sheet used when you vacate the property.

 

Professional carpet cleaning will be charged 100% from your deposit or you may hire a licensed, professional service to clean for you.  We suggest:  Carpet Pro (272-7741) or Conscientious Carpet Care (564-0201).  Please turn in the receipt with your keys, so we will not charge your deposit.  If you have a pet, we require PROFESSIONAL FLEA TREATMENT BY A LICENSED COMPANY.  Flea bombs are not acceptable.  Please provide receipt.  We recommend All Pro Pest Control: 757-565-2847, or All in One Pest Control: 757-713-0338.

 

The costs for us to replace some items you can take care of are as follows:

            Batteries                     $5 each                                   Smoke Detectors       $25 each

            Light Bulbs                  $5 each                                   Locks                           $40 per lock

            Filters                          $10 each                                 Re-keying                   $25 per lock

At Move-In                                                                                                    At Move-Out

Signed and Agreed by:                                                                                 Signed and Agreed by:

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Landlord_______________________________                                                                                             Landlord___________________________________