The excitement of moving to a new home can easily be watered down by an inadequate move-out plan.
You might have had your new home fully paid and ready for a moving but without taking time to prepare to move out of your old house, it can easily be a disaster.
In this article, I shall share some tips that will make the process of moving to a new home easier.
1. Preparing the new house for a move in
The first day you must take before moving to a new home is ensuring that that house is ready for a move-in.
Ensure you have property house documentation, conduct a thorough deep clean, have the property inspected for damages, and have them repaired before moving in.
If applicable, buy the necessary furniture in case you’re moving to an unfurnished house and if you’re moving to a furnished house you may also buy other extra furniture that I’m not including the property, for instance, extra storage shelves, balcony seats, sofa beds and anything you find necessary.
Part of preparing to move to a new house involves making sure that the house utilities are there and functional.
Register yourself without an electricity and gas company, register for a water supply service, and finally find a reliable internet and TV connectivity service.
2. Booking a moveout car
I’m moving houses the very first thing to consider is how your items are going to be moved from the old house to the new house.
If it is your first time moving, I would recommend that before signing up for the move out services read reviews from other customers and learn from the experiences before deciding to choose one.
A good place to start your search is at Britainreviews there you will find reviews about many different services including moveout services.
If you have no idea where to start read Anyvan reviews and then go to whether or not their services are what you’re looking for
3. Making a move out budget
Moving house can be very costly especially here in the UK. It is therefore crucial that you make a budget and break down all the necessary costs you may incur in the process of moving out.
Make sure you have the following financial demands sorted out :
- Balance arrears – If maybe on previous utility bills or rent.
- Mail redirection
- Utility bills
- Property inspection fees
- Move out car
After making sure that you have no balance remaining in your old house, you secured a move-out vehicle, and your new house is ready for removing it is time you start packing.
The right approach to give this is my parking starting with the items you use less of them to items you use on a regular.
Declutter your old apartment and have all the items you intend to move out with putting in one section.
Categorise your belongings based on their functionality. Kitchen utensils should be in one place and bedding should be in another.
Doing this will make the process of unpacking much convenient.
Instead of throwing away items you no longer need, consider sending them for a charitable cause.
You can find organisations that collect items to be sent out to the less privileged by researching online or by asking around if you don’t already know one.
It is also a good option to give away your items to people who need them. You may have your unused blankets and comforters given to the less privileged.
6. Car boot sale
To make extra money when moving out, usable items that would otherwise go to waste when thrown out may be sold on a car boot sale.
When downsizing to a smaller new home consider doing a car boot sale to get rid of the unnecessary items you may have in your old home. Here in the UK, there are many local car boot sales over the weekend, and you may just find a parking spot for yours.
Selling some items will reduce luggage that needs to be moved out making the process of moving to a new home easier and faster.
Lastly, do not sell your items for the sake of selling them try as much as possible to get the best deal so that the money you make can offset the move out the cost. It will be a win-win for you.