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The Arch at Abilene | Move Out Tips

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