Helpful Move-out Tips to Avoid Any Potential Charges

Moving can be very stressful so we wanted to provide you with a few tips to make move-out day a little easier.

Things to do before the move

Go to usps.com to have your mail forwarded
Cancel or redirect any deliveries or subscriptions
Back up your files! You never know what can happen to your computer during a move
Check for any packages at the office
Transfer any utilities, cable, water, etc. if applicable
Arrange for movers or moving help
Eat any perishable food you have
Cleaning the Apartment –

Floors – Vacuum or sweep floors prior to checkout
Kitchen - Clean kitchen sink, faucet, cabinets and countertops. Don’t forget to clear off the top of kitchen cabinets!
Range and microwave - Clean all parts of the oven, range, and microwave, including exterior.
Refrigerator - Clean all parts of the refrigerator and freezer including exterior. After cleaning, leave refrigerator temperature setting on 1 and turn off the ice maker.
Closets, Cabinets, Drawers, Shelves and Backsplashes - Remove all shelf paper, contact paper and adhesive residue.
Bathroom – Clean toilet, bathtub, mirror, walls and floors.
Doors and walls - Remove all hooks, nails, stickers and tape. DO NOT PATCH NAIL HOLES—Patching may result in charges
Window areas - Remove all stickers and tape. Clean inside of windows including tracks. Remove any curtains installed. Dust blinds.
If your apartment is furnished, remove the cushions and vacuum out anything that may have fallen during your stay.
All trash/ trash bags must be disposed of in the proper receptacle. Any trash left in the apartment or in the hallway is subject to a fine.
What To Donate

Non-perishable food
Clothes/shoes
Accessories
School/office/art supplies
Linens/towels
Pillows/mattress toppers
Housewares
Sporting equipment
Working/non-working electronics and small appliances
What Not To Donate

Cleaning products
Used toiletries
Food - open, expired, or perishable
Anything badly stained, soiled, worn, torn, broken or missing parts
And finally…

Turn in your keys to staff. Failure to return all keys will result in a charge to re-core locks.
Provide a forwarding address