When moving to an apartment, you can expect the maintenance department to repaint the walls and maybe shampoo the carpet, but the complex might not do a thorough cleaning. Rather than move into your apartment immediately after signing your lease, take advantage of the empty space and have the apartment professionally cleaned.
Prior to moving to an apartment, search for janitorial or maid services that offer move-in or move-out services. These are heavy cleanings that involve more than washing the baseboards and floors. With the apartment empty, many services will disinfect the inside of the refrigerator, clean the oven, wipe the inside of cabinets, wipe the windows and thoroughly disinfect the bathroom. It’s the best way to ensure a clean, sanitized environment before moving to an apartment.
Contact several companies for quotes. These companies will visit the property and conduct a walkthrough. Some cleaning services offer multiple packages, which lets you choose a service that fits comfortably within your budget.