5 Tips For A Stress-Free Moving Day
Written by Zach Rodgers
Written by Zach Rodgers
Remember that exciting feeling you had just months ago when you moved into your new home?… Well now it’s time to do the reverse.
First things first, whether you’re moving into a new house next year or going back home, moving out can be a stressful experience.
No need to worry, we’ve got you covered with our handy move out guide, designed to make your life a little easier.
Organisation is going to be your key to success when moving out. It’s usually best to set yourself a list of things you need to do before the big day. This might include:
How much time do you have? Realistically? Taking into consideration all the end of year events you’ll be attending. Make sure you save some time to get ready for the move
It’s safe to assume your landlord expects to find the house in the same condition as when you first moved in. That’s if you want to get all of your deposit back!
That’s not to say you’ll lose your deposit if you haven’t dusted one of the shelves, however, if the house needs to be professionally cleaned because one of your housemates decided to boil milk in the kettle (speaking from experience) you’ll probably lose it.
If you can, get everyone to chip in with the cleaning, even your housemate who’s never washed a dish in their life. It will save you time and stress when it comes to moving out.
If you need to fill in nail holes in your walls, find a bar a soap that matches the colour of your walls and rub it over the hole until it’s filled in. Cheap and easy!
Unless you have a smart meter, it’s important that you remember to read your energy meters for your Gas and Electric before you move out. This allows your energy provider to bill you accurately and not based on estimated reads. That way you won’t end up paying for than you’ve actually used.
If you’re a Split The Bills customer, this also helps when it comes to completing your final account review.
Always remember, safety first! It’s likely that you’ll have stairs to climb and hallways to manoeuvre so make sure you take care. Remember to lift with your legs and not your back and try to avoid lifting anything over 20kg on your own. And always have a first aid kit handy, just in case.
This list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t share some of our pearls of wisdom when it comes to packing;
We hope this handy list helps to make your move as stress-free as can be. Happy moving!