How To Prep My Apartment for Subletting?

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Q: I have a fantastic apartment, and I have a great landlord. For these reasons, I don't want to give up my apartment this summer when I have to move to a different town for work for a few months. Subletting seems like the best option for me at this point. Pending my landlord's approval, of course, what are your suggestions on how to prepare my space to sublet it?

Should I remove all furniture? Books? Electronics? Should I leave my kitchen cookware and dishes for my subletter? Generally, does a subletter pay more for a furnished space than they would for an unfurnished space?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.