Avenue Move Out

Moving Out of The Avenue

The deadline to move out of your apartment at The Avenue and return your keys to the RPS office is 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8. Graduating seniors have an extended move-out deadline of 12 noon on Sunday, May 9, and summer term students have an extended move-out deadline of 5 p.m. on Monday, May 10.

Office hours are 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday. Turn in all keys (bedroom, mailbox, and access card) to the RPS office after you have removed all your belongings from your apartment and are ready to move out. If you move out outside of office hours, put your keys in one of the provided envelopes and slide it under the door of the RPS office in apartment 3113.

If you would like to schedule a move-out inspection with The Avenue on College management once everything has been removed from your apartment, please contact The Avenue's leasing office on the first floor. Move-out inspections are optional and not required.

All personal belongings must be removed from your room and the common area. Before you turn in your keys, make sure you do not have any packages or mail left in your mailbox. You will also want to forward your mail through the USPS.

Make sure to follow move-out guidelines to minimize your risk of excess move-out charges. Charges are assessed if there are damaged items or if the suggested apartment clean-up procedures are not completed to a level acceptable by management. Use the following checklist to move out properly:

Apartment Clean-up Procedures

All personal belongings must be removed from apartment. 

Entry/living room

  • Wash inside and outside of front entry door.
  • Thoroughly clean and sweep the entry floor.
  • Clean the entertainment center, including countertop and inside shelves.
  • Wipe down all furniture, including coffee table, end table, dining table, and chairs.
  • Vacuum out sofa and chair. Make sure to get underneath all cushions.

Kitchen

Stove:

  • Thoroughly clean exterior of oven. Don’t forget the exterior of the oven drawer as well.
  • Use oven cleaner to clean interior of oven. You may have to do some extra cleaning for stubborn spills. If so, please use a mild detergent, and/or a steel wool pad.
  • Scour drip pans and rings with an S.O.S pad and clean all food and spills from underneath the drip pans. Do not use oven cleaner on the drip pans because it corrodes the surface and turns them black.
  • Remove oven drawer, clean it, and sweep out from under the drawer. Be careful not to wipe the ash from the oven into your clean oven drawer.
  • Clean exhaust hood exterior as well as grease under the hood. Clean the fan filter over the stove.
  • Make sure broiler pan is completely clean and placed in the bottom of the stove drawer.
  • Clean the walls, cabinets, and floor under and around stove.

Refrigerator:

  • Wipe down all inside and outside surfaces. Don’t forget the crisper drawer, inside and underneath.
  • Dump all ice from icemaker. Switch the lever to the “off” position.
  • Clean all drawers, compartments, and shelves.

Cabinets and countertops:

  • Interior of cabinets should be free of shelf lining, crumbs, and dust. Don’t forget the drawers.
  • Wipe down all exterior cabinets to remove water spots and food drips or spills.
  • Wipe off all countertops.
  • Clean the tops of the cabinets.

Dishwasher:

  • Thoroughly clean inside, outside, and around the edges—especially the door.
  • Clean out any glass or plastic in bottom of dishwasher and around the spray arm.

Kitchen floor:

  • Sweep the floor to remove all dirt and debris.
  • If your floors were cleaned on a regular basis, a disinfecting cleaner should be all you need to mop the floors. DO NOT APPLY ANY TYPE OF FLOOR WAX.

Kitchen sinks:

  • Kitchen sinks should be scrubbed and free of water spots and stains.
  • Make sure that the kitchen faucet is clean. Pay special attention to the area around the faucet knobs.
  • Make sure garbage disposal is free of all food/objects.

Washer/dryer (if in apartment):

  • Washer should be clean inside and out. The exterior should be wiped down and the control turned to the “off” position.
  • Dryer should be clean inside and out. Please remove all debris/lint from the lint trap. The exterior should be wiped down and the control turned to the “off” position.

Bathroom

  • Wash inside and outside of vanity. Wipe or scrub all drawers and cabinets, wipe off countertop.
  • Clean the exterior and interior of the medicine cabinet.
  • Clean the mirror with a glass cleaner.
  • Thoroughly scrub all flooring and walls around bathtub. Clean the grout, as well as the flooring. You may have to clean the tiles around the soap dish several times to get them to shine and be free of soap film. Scour the bottom and sides of the tub until all dirt and soap residue is gone. Don’t forget to scour the soap dish and temperature knobs as well. Make sure there are no rust rings on the edge of the tub.
  • Clean vanity sink including the faucet. Sometimes a toothbrush must be used around the knobs to get them completely clean.
  • Clean toilet bowl and tank. Make sure the exterior of toilet, lid and bowl are clean. Pay special attention to the base of the toilet.
  • Sweep and mop the bathroom floor.

Windows

  • Wash interiors of all windows with a glass cleaner.
  • Wipe down the top locks and tracks of all windows. Also, wipe down all windowsills.

Bedrooms

  • Wipe down all furniture, including desk, dresser/chest of drawers, shelving, and desk chair.
  • Clean mirrored closet doors with a glass cleaner.

Walls

  • Make sure that all walls are free of marks, stains, and damage.

General Items

  • All blinds must be completely clean and wiped down.
  • Clean all doors on both sides, including closets.
  • Wipe down all shelves in the closet and pantry.
  • Thoroughly vacuum all carpeting.
  • Wash all light fixtures to remove dust and bugs.
  • Clean all fingerprints and grime from walls, doors, and light switches.
  • Remove small nails from the wall. DO NOT FILL IN THE NAIL HOLES. If you used larger nails, screws, or molly bolts, you are responsible for removing them and returning the wall to its original condition.
  • All light bulbs should be working.
  • You are responsible for cleaning any damages to the carpet from stains or soils. If you had an unauthorized pet in your apartment at any time during your lease term, you will be held responsible for any damages caused by your pet, which may include the cost of replacement of carpet, pad, and tack strip.
  • Do not leave any of your personal belongings or trash in the apartment. Any trash left behind will result in fines.
  • Do not use bleach of any kind.

Recommended Products:

  • REMINDER: Always check that you are using the appropriate type of cleaning product for each surface in your apartment.
  • Disinfecting all-purpose cleansers work great on most surfaces in your apartment, including furniture, baseboards, and doors.
  • Steel wool soap pads will help you easily clean your oven and drip pans.
  • Disinfecting and no-suds cleansers with the ability to cut grease are best for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, including countertops, floors, exhaust fan, and vanity.
  • A powder cleaner or foam cleaning pad is best to scrub sinks and bathtubs.
  • For the shower tiles, you’ll need soap scum and grout cleaner.
  • Disinfecting toilet bowl cleaner.

If you have questions regarding move-out procedures, contact The Avenue on College management office at 812-331-8500.