I went throught the same situation last month. Maybe less than your damage but take me over 2 months to fix things up and costs.
Deduct those damages 1st before you deduct rent. Need to send previous tenants with a security deposit listing out all fix and anything above 125 dollars you need receipts. Send it to previous know address which is your rental. If they have their mail forwarded they will know you go after them for the different.
1st thing you should do is inventory those junk that they left at your place. send a letter to them at the last known address and tell them to pick them up within 18 days. if they do'nt? you have all the right to sell or throw them away. If they respond to you within that 18 days return their items and request for storage fee. If they do'nt just give those junk back to them. Only allow them to pick it up once. Convert the writ of procession and judgement to money judgement then add all of the damages into it. The judge will decided on the total. then you can try to send to collection or collect it yourself. As of this month, worth it or not, cost you only less than $100 to file and get money judgement.
Good luck. So many bad tenants out there, just have to take your time to find a good one now a day. Rather have the house empty but no headache than rent it to those bad tenants. Next time will be better.
Thanks for the encouragement. They actually showed back up today to pick up the rest of their things and I had just changed the locks. The Pay or Quit Notice I gave them said they must pay or vacate by March 20. I was out of town so they got a few extra days. They called the sheriff's office when they couldn't get in and the sheriff sided with ME! It felt like major victory.
So as far as I'm concerned they aren't getting anything back. If they try to sue I will countersue and garnish their wages---which I may do anyway once I get quotes.