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The Arch at Indiana | 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