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Finding a place to rent after leaving behind a dirty apartment

I recently graduated from college, and will be finding a place to rent within the next month or two, likely in either the SF Bay Area or NYC (so the market will be rather competitive). While in college, due to being five young guys who were apathetic about cleaning, we didn't leave our apartment in the best condition, and incurred significant cleaning fees (~$450), much more than our landlord usually charged. (Not that we literally destroyed anything, though.) How badly would this affect our rental applications in the near future, and what should I say if asked? [more inside]
posted by sqrtofpi on Jun 20, 2016 - 9 answers

Cleaning cat pee from small apartment

Best Cat Ever lost a cancer fight recently. In his last couple of months, he was regularly urinating and sometimes defecating on various parts of my floor. (He had struggled with serious constipation at times, so when this happened, it was enough of an exciting development that I didn't really attempt to stop him.) I did my best with enzyme cleaners, but I wasn't able to keep up with it, and now the whole apartment stinks. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by SpiralT on Apr 2, 2016 - 13 answers

Adult living question - cleaning edition

Me and baniak are moving into a really nice new apartment. With a SUPER nice new kitchen. How do we not let it turn into a greasy trash fire? [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Mar 26, 2016 - 23 answers

Help me not live in a garbage can.

My apartment is very messy and I need a one time deep cleaning thing. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2015 - 13 answers

Apartment move-out cleaning question

Moving out of an apartment with no security deposit - how responsible do I need to be about getting it cleaned up for the new tenant? [more inside]
posted by norrington on Sep 22, 2014 - 24 answers

I am literally going to clean all the things.

I would like to do a massive clean/organization of my apartment over the next few weeks. Help me figure out a game plan. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on May 10, 2013 - 22 answers

Cleaning Schedule that Works?

I live with two roommates and need to provide a new cleaning schedule. The once a week, one person does everything, seemed ok until someone started missing weeks. [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Apartment flood. What next?

My apartment flooded last night due to the unattended over-flowing toilet of the neighbor upstairs. Stuff is ruined and gross. I already called my rental insurance agent. Now what? In Brooklyn, NY. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 9, 2011 - 6 answers

How to remove cigarette smells from apartments?

Tiro and I just moved into a new apartment. We love it... except for the smell of cigarettes! How do we get rid of it? More info inside. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jul 22, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I clean the white painted concrete floors in my apartment?

how on earth do I clean these crazy floors? The paint isn't sealed - it's floor paint - and the floor isn't totally even. [more inside]
posted by amycup on Dec 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Many hands make light work, hurt feelings.

Sort out a disagreement between roommates! [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Oct 21, 2010 - 44 answers

How to Clean A Couple Things

Humbly requesting the hivemind's expertise on some difficult household cleaning tasks. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jul 31, 2010 - 30 answers

Recommend independent or well-treated Astoria cleaners

Recommend a cleaning person or service in/near Astoria, Queens? If a service, one that treats its workers well. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

help! i'm a slob.

My apartment is starting to look like I'm trying to audition for the TV show Hoarders. The floor is covered in trash and I have not a single organizational system. How do I deal with this mess by myself and how do I learn to change my behavior? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 - 37 answers

Housemate doesn't clean up after himself. Help.

My housemate doesn't clean up, like ever. How can I do to make things work, or at least more bearable? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Nov 16, 2009 - 41 answers

Too much dust in apartment

Dust, dust, everywhere! I recently moved to a new apartment on the 12th floor of a high rise building in Philadelphia and find that dust accumulates all over everything like crazy. Is there something I can do to slow it down? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Oct 3, 2009 - 7 answers

DIY when apt's super & landlord don't?

My main gripe are the dirty hallways. I rent a 1BR in a 32-unit apartment building in Brooklyn. The rent is well below market and the location is good, but the building isn't properly looked after. The super and landlord and by-and-large my neighbors just don't care. What's the best approach? [more inside]
posted by timnyc on Jan 14, 2009 - 17 answers

How can I help my boyfriend face his serious, long-term roach problem?

How can I help my boyfriend face his serious, long-term roach problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2007 - 61 answers

...to a deluxe apartment in the skyeyeye.

I'm 18 and I had to move out of my parents house. I'm in an apartment in Jersey City. I don't have cockroaches, there aren't any leaks, its a really great apartment and these are all small things that I've been dealing with the last few months. [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Apr 16, 2007 - 20 answers

How do I convince my roommate that we need a maid?

Jimmy (my friend/roommate/landlord) and I both like to have a sparkling clean apartment. He thinks it's lazy and morally objectionable to hire a maid. I think my free time is valuable so I don't want to spend it cleaning bathrooms. Since cost isn't a concern, how do I convince my roommate that we should just leave the cleaning to the professionals and hire a maid? [more inside]
posted by santry on Aug 5, 2006 - 50 answers

This sucks

Why won't my Shark HEPA vacuum roller spin on it's own any more? [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Jul 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Limited liability?

ApartmentFilter: Is it financially safe to not clean up impeccably when moving out of an apartment, or will a landlord normally go after you for money over and above the security deposit, if they think enough work was involved? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jan 26, 2006 - 17 answers

How do I clean untreated hardwood floors?

How do I clean my untreated hardwood floor? [more inside]
posted by kensanway on Jan 16, 2006 - 11 answers

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