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DEALING WITH RENTERS INSPECTING YOUR HOME

When the time comes to move from one rental unit to the next, many tenants will continue to show their house even when you are still living there. What this means is that, if you are moving out on September 1st, you may have potential renters coming through the apartment throughout the month of August. That way there will be someone lined up to move in the day after you move out meaning your landlord does not lose out on a month of rent.

This can be a good thing for a landlord but can cause you a lot of extra stress as a tenant. After all, not only are you dealing with the stress of moving but you also have to make sure your apartment is in perfect condition anytime someone wants to come and view it. Furthermore, it means that strangers will be coming to your home and viewing your stuff. This can be hard on anyone. Below are some tips of dealing with renters inspecting your home.

Keeping your Rental Unit Clean

When you know you are moving out soon it can be hard to find the motivation to clean. Instead you are most likely making more of a mess every day by slowly getting boxes together and packing your items. So how are you expected to keep a clean rental property when you are in the process of moving yourself? Unfortunately, this is all part of renting and moving out.

Most landlords will give you at least a week notice so that you can plan and prepare for visitors. This means getting rid of all the clutter as much as possible. You may wish to spend a couple of hours getting rid of some of the items in your home that you will not need for the next few weeks. Pack them away in a box and store it in your car or the storage room if you have one in your complex. This will reduce the clutter as much as possible.

Try not to have laundry hanging up all over the place or dirty dishes in the sink. Do your best to give the house a clean which may include a vacuum, mop, bathroom and kitchen scrub and window wash in the very least. Yes, this can be time consuming and annoying but, out of respect for your landlord, this is something you need to do.

Moving, Packing, Organizing

Moving is a stressful time in your life and you can expect to sleep less during this time, even if you are only moving from one rental complex to another. Make sure you factor in the extra time you will be spending moving and cleaning. If possible, take an extra day off work a week to do some packing and keep your social calander open so you have your weekends free to pack. This can take some of the stress off of your upcoming schedule.

But what can you do about having potential renters inspecting your stuff. At the end of the day, they are not here for your furniture or your knick knacks. They may look at them but will not touch them. They will most likely not sit down on your couch or play with your guitar. However, if you are weary you can take some of your personal possessions and hide them away in a drawer or under the bed for the time being. It is only natural to want to hide some of your possessions from unknown guests and a common thing to do when dealing with renters inspecting your home.

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