Before you hand in your keys, take every possible measure to bring your home back to rent-ready condition.
• Rental Cleaning: Your rental home should be carefully cleaned, with all of your personal belongings removed and trash thrown away. Rooms like kitchens and bathrooms need extra attention; sanitize all hard surfaces, clean appliances, and wipe down cabinets and cupboards.
You also need to clean the floors throughout your rental home; sweep and mop hard floors and arrange for professional carpet cleaning for other areas.
• Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If your property has outdoor space where you typically mow the lawn and perform minor landscaping, take care of any of these tasks once more before you move out of your home.
• Repairs: Did damage occur during your stay? It's easy to replace broken glass, patch nail and screw holes, or repaint discolored walls. Doing so will also prevent your security deposit from being docked for repairs.