The unofficial start to summer is only a few short weeks away. Now is a great time to break out the cleaning supplies and the toolkit to make sure your rental property is in top-notch condition for your tenants.

This checklist serves as a good starting guide:


ü  Replace batteries in remotes, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors

ü  Dust all furniture, décor, ceiling fans, etc.

ü  Clean windows

ü  Add a fresh coat of paint to walls, and repair and patch as necessary

ü  Steam clean mattresses and carpeting

ü  Clean bedspreads, pillows, blankets and sheets

ü  Clean fabric window treatments

ü  Clean showers, tubs, sinks, toilets, tile, grout and renew caulking

ü  Clean dishes, glasses, flatware, utensils, pots and pans, and replace any broken, missing or worn items

ü  Deep clean the oven and stove tops

ü  Clean out the fridge, freezer, and cabinets

ü  Test out appliances

ü  Check electrical outlets to make sure they are all working

ü  Check ceiling fans and lights to make sure they are working, and replace bulbs as needed

ü  Clean out dryer vents and remove any mold/mildew from laundry area

ü  Replace air filters


ü  Trim shrubs/trees, pull weeds, remove debris, add mulch to flower beds, plant some new flowers/plants

ü  Pressure wash walls, decks, porches, patios, walkways; check for any cracking and make repairs

ü  Clean outside of the windows to remove dirt and grime, as well as window screens

ü  Check for any cracked or missing roof shingles

ü  Test outdoor hose faucets, and hook up hoses

ü  Paint stairs, railing, fences and make any necessary repairs

ü  Check outdoor light fixtures

ü  Clean out gutters and check for cracks or leaking

ü  Clean/repair awnings

ü  Clean porch and deck furniture

ü  Clean out garage/shed

ü  Clean BBQ/grill

Taking care of these items now will help make for happy renters all summer long.

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