Move-Out Instructions

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Move Out Instructions*

*Note: While we expect everything on this list to be done, it is not an all-inclusive list.

  1. Give a 30-day written notice to the landlord that you will be vacating the property. Please include your forwarding address, your name, the property, and the date in the notice.​

  2. Forward your mail to your new address through the post office. 

  3. Remove all personal property, garbage, and debris from the property. If the trashcan is full before you move out, please leave the can out by the road for the trash to pick it up, unless HOA restrictions apply. 

  4. Schedule for carpets to be clean on day of move-out or day after. It is best to schedule in advance as carpet cleaners can become busy and may not have availability. 

  5. Report to the property manager any damage in house or fixtures to, including but not limited to holes in the wall, damaged cabinets, mold growth, leaking roof, damaged blinds, damaged doors, leaking faucets or pipes, running toilets, slow drains (even after you have cleaned them) etc.

  6. Clean the house - Here is a guide to get you started. This is not an all-inclusive list, but it provides a look into what is expected when you move out.

    • Bathroom(s) - Clean all surfaces including sinks, toilets, bathtub, showers, faucets, floors, walls, baseboards, light switch plates, outlet plates, etc. Vacuum and wipe out cabinets and drawers. Clean doors and door frames. Clean any windows inside and outside, including window track, and windowsill. 

    • Kitchen- Clean all appliances including the refrigerator, freezer​, microwave, oven, and dishwasher. Clean all surfaces including counters, sinks, walls, baseboard, floors, light switch plates, outlet plates, cabinets, the top of appliances and underneath appliances. Vaccuum and wipe the inside of cabinets and drawers. Clean doors and door frames. Clean any windows inside and outside, including window track, and windowsill.

    • Dining Room- Clean all appliances including the refrigerator, freezer​, microwave, oven, and dishwasher. Clean all surfaces including counters, sinks, walls, baseboard, floors, light switch plates, outlet plates, cabinets, the top of appliances and underneath appliances. Vaccuum and wipe the inside of cabinets and drawers. Clean doors and door frames. Clean any windows inside and outside, including window track, and windowsill.

    • Bedroom(s)- Clean all surfaces, including walls, baseboards, floors, light switch plates, outlet plates, ceiling fans, etc. Clean doors and door frames. Clean any windows inside and outside, including window track, and windowsill.

    • Living Room-Clean all surfaces, including walls, baseboards, floors, light switch plates, outlet plates, ceiling fans, etc. Clean doors and door frames. Clean any windows inside and outside, including window track, and windowsill.

    • Entryway, Hallways, and Stairs - Clean all surfaces, including walls, baseboards, floors, light switch plates, outlet plates, ceiling fans, etc. Clean doors and door frames, including exterior doors. Clean any windows inside and outside, including window track, and windowsill.

    • Laundry Room- Clean washer and dryer, inside and out. Clean all surfaces, including walls, baseboards, floors, light switch plates, outlet plates, etc. Clean doors and door frames, including exterior doors. Clean any windows inside and outside, including window track, and windowsill.

    • Garage- Clean all surfaces, including walls, baseboards, floors, light switch plates, outlet plates, etc. Remove any car oil stains on floor. Clean doors and door frames including exterior doors. Clean any windows inside and outside, including window track, and windowsill.

    • Yard- Remove any pine needles, leaves, branches, pet waste, garbage, personal property (such as gardening tools, hoses, toys). Depending on the area these items can normally be left out for bulky trash pick-up provided by the city of Flagstaff.

    • Sheds, barns, or outside buildings- Remove all personal property, trash, and debris from the inside and outside of the building. Sweep or vacuum the floors, clean any surfaces. Don't leave personal locks on the doors or gates. 

  7. Schedule a move-out inspection with your property manager. Bring your copy of the move-in checklist.

If the move-out instructions are not followed it can result in a delay in your security deposit return, as well as additional charges. Possible charges that may occur after  move-out include (but are not limited to) hiring a cleaner, hiring a handyman or contractor to repair damage, hiring a plumber, hiring a yard maintenance person, or hiring a trash clean-up and haul away team.