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If you’re scheduled to close on your first property, don’t forget to call Dallas movers. A professional company may be cheaper than you think - which is ideal since buying a house involves several expenses. But while you may be prepared for your big move, there are a few things to handle post-move.

If you’re moving out of a rental, the condition of the place determines whether your landlord refunds your security deposit. Here are three tips to get back every dime.

  • Don’t leave anything behind. If you create extra work for your landlord, he’ll deduct his labor from your security deposit. Once the movers load your belongings, do a final walk through. Check the closets, the attic and underneath cabinets.
  • Give the place a fresh coat of paint. Maybe you were permitted to paint the walls a different color or hang photographs. Before renting the place to a new tenant, your landlord has to undo your work. Do the work yourself and get back more of your deposit.
  • Hire a cleaning crew to ensure you get back every dime, leave the house in move-in condition. Talk with your landlord and let him know your plans. Options include shampooing the carpets, cleaning the inside and outside of appliances, plus wiping baseboards, windows and blinds.
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