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How to Prepare for Moving Out of a Rental

Moving Out of a Rental Property With Removalists

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When you’re moving out of a rental it is important to be prepared. You have to leave your home spotless and make sure you don’t forget anything. There’s often a lot to pack up and a lot to organise, so it is good to know exactly what you need to do.

Moving out of a rental property? Talk to WridgWays to help you move!

What to do before you move out

There are a lot of things to do before moving out of a rental. Several weeks before moving day you need to start planning so you can get everything done on time. Early on you’ll need to decide if you want to pack yourself or have your removalists do this to save you time. This will also mean you don’t have to buy your own packing materials.

What you need to do:

  • Check over your lease agreement
  • Give your landlord notice to vacate within the designated time
  • Pay any remaining bills
  • Organise mail redirection
  • Find a moving company
  • Clear out your home of any unwanted or unused items

How to pack for your house

moving out of a rental property

Different homes need different packing strategies. If you have a small space you may not be able to start packing too early or you’ll clog up your home with boxes. If you have a larger home you can dedicate an entire room to packing boxes.

Packing for your home:

  • Pack from the end of the home forward
  • If you have a home with stairs, move as much as you can downstairs before moving day
  • Make sure you have enough boxes for your belongings
  • Store boxes tightly together to maximise space in your home
  • Don’t leave boxes lying around where you might trip on them

Don’t forget these items

It can be stressful moving out of a rental property, and easy to forget things. You don’t want to accidentally leave anything important behind. It’s generally tricky to get back into a rental property once you have handed the keys in. Make sure you do a thorough sweep of the property before you lock the door.

Things to remember:

  • Keys
  • Important documents
  • Cords and chargers
  • Money
  • Medical supplies
  • Cutlery

Packing your belongings

It’s important to pack strategically to get the most out of the time and space available. When moving out of a rental, there is a lot to do, and you don’t want to waste time packing everything incorrectly. If you are packing yourself, rather than having your removalists do this, make sure you pack everything carefully and maximise the space you have.

Packing tips:

  • Pack the things you need the least first
  • Label all the boxes so it is easy to see what is inside
  • Don’t pack large boxes too heavy or they will break
  • Put heavier items in smaller boxes
  • Use blankets and towels as padding

Cleaning your rental

Generally when your moving out of a rental you’ll need to do a vacate clean. The property needs to be left in the same condition it was in before you moved in, minus general wear and tear. Most rental agencies or landlords will request that you get professional cleaning services for the carpet at least. If you don’t want to use cleaning services for the rest of the property, make sure you do a thorough clean.

Cleaning tips:

  • Wash the windows inside and out
  • Clean the curtains
  • Vacuum, sweep, and mop all floors
  • Disinfect the bathroom areas, including toilets, showers, and bathroom surfaces
  • Scrub down all kitchen appliances
  • Wipe doors, walls, and light switches
  • Mow the lawn
  • Clear out the garage

Moving into your new house

When you move into your new home everything can seem overwhelming. There is so much to unpack and organise that your list of things to do will seem never-ending. To make the process easier, why not take advantage of the services offered by your removalists?

Moving in tips:

  • If you’re moving into another rental, take photos of any existing damage before you move your belongings in
  • Get your utilities connected before you even arrive so that you have water, electricity, and gas on your first night
  • If you don’t have space for all your belongings but still want to keep them, find out about secure storage
  • Organise for your removalists to unpack your belongings for you

Moving out of a rental property doesn’t have to be stressful if you’re prepared. If you get everything ready early, moving day will be a breeze. To make your move even easier, choose the services of WridgWays. With over 125 years’ experience in the industry, we can guarantee that we are the best in the business. At WridgWays, we make it easy.

Need help moving out of a rental? Contact WridgWays today!

How to Move House Locally

Moving House Tips

how to move house locally

Want to know how to move house? Moving house locally can be a tricky process, which is why it is important to make sure you’re prepared for the journey. There are so many things to think about that it can be easy to forget things along the way.

To make sure you don’t leave anything out, we’ve come up with some handy moving house tips to make your move easy!

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Make a list

The first step in your moving process is to make a list. You need to work out what you need to move and what you need to throw out. Then, you can divide everything up into rooms or however else you want to pack it so you know where everything is going.

You also need to write out everything else you need to do before you move. This includes cleaning, choosing a removalist, changing your address, and much more!

Cost planning

Before you make any big decisions, you need to work out what your budget is. This will help you to establish what you can and can’t afford. From here you can work out if you want to do the moving yourself or hire professional removalists. If you want moving insurance, you’ll need to factor this into your budget as well. If you know how much it will cost you before you start, this will allow you to plan everything else around your budget. This will help you save money in the long run.

Choose your removalists

couple moving house prepared with moving house tips

Planning on hiring professional removalists? This is a good choice if you’re not confident about moving your belongings yourself. It will also give you the peace of mind of knowing your belongings are in safe hands.

You need to find a company who will give you an accurate quote and are accredited, to make sure they know what they’re doing. Do your research and make sure they come to your house to do an assessment of the cost. They can’t give you an accurate estimate if they haven’t seen your home!

Update your address

When you move house, you need to make sure all the important service providers know your address has changed. The most important places to inform are the taxation office and the electoral authority. After this, you need to let all your service and utility providers know.

You’ll also need to change your address on your driver’s licence and your vehicle registration. It’s a good idea to let the Post Office know too, so you can get your mail redirected.

Creating a schedule

Make sure you have a plan of when everything needs to be finished. Work out when you get the keys to your new place, what day you need to pack everything, unless your removalists are doing it, and when the movers are coming. Moving is complicated enough, and you don’t want to make it more confusing. This will allow you to stay on top of everything and make sure your move is on track for moving day!

Managing pets

couple with pet knows how to move house

If you’re moving with pets it’s important to factor them into the move. Animals can find moving stressful, so make sure you have their favourite toys or blankets on hand to keep them happy. On moving day, keep them secured somewhere safe so they don’t get in the way of the move. If you don’t have the room to transport them yourself, you may want to find out about professional pet transportation services. This will make your move much easier.

Get to know the new area

Before you move, it’s a good idea to do some research on the new area. Find out where the best restaurants and bars are, if there are any parks or walking paths around, and where you can do your grocery shopping. You’ll feel more comfortable in your surroundings and are less likely to get lost this way. This means when you move in you’ll have a better idea of where to go to get whatever you need.

Make your move even easier

As long as you follow our moving house tips, you should be well on your way to having an easy move. It can be tricky to work out how to move house locally, which is why we’re here to help. At WridgWays, we’ll make your move easy. Trust us with your move and we’ll be there to help you every step of the way!

If you’re still not sure how to move house locally, contact WridgWays today for help!

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