Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Fixing up, and moving out!
First of all, please make sure you've done a thorough walk-through and taken photos before you move in, and after we've helped you move everything out of your home. Repairs and cleaning fees can really rack up, so be sure to protect yourself!
Second, at the bottom of this post, please find some helpful links detailing how to do some big hole repairs and also tips about what not to do! Let us highlight a few things: toothpaste is not a good way to repair small holes! Don't cut paint off your wall to take it to be color matched! Joint compound will do the trick for the holes, and your landlord should be able to provide you with a color sample for the walls if you need to paint, or a wall paper code for wall paper if it really needs to be patched. Landlords can often do this for much cheaper than the cost of doing it yourself, and the chance of extra penalties if you make a mistake is removed.
Third, the most important thing to do in a rental situation is to always protect yourself! We guarantee any damage we do to your residence while we are helping to move your items in or out, but it's important to take steps to protect yourself against potentially tricky landlords!
Security Deposit advice!
Patch your drywall!
And, as always, don't discount the cost savings that can be incurred by letting us do the heavy lifting and protecting your walls!