5 Tips For A Stress-Free Moving Day

Written by Charlotte Sides

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.

1. Get Organised

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:

  • Have you found somewhere to move? This might sound silly, but we’ve known plenty of people who left it until the last minute without even thinking about where they’re going next.
  • What are you planning on taking with you? Taking your clothes is probably a given, but do you really need to take the inflatable palm tree from your beach party?
  • How are you planning to move your possessions? Maybe your new house is just down the street or maybe it’s back in your hometown – the chances are you’re going to want to rope mum and dad into helping you move some stuff.
  • 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

2. Leave It How You Found It

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.

Top Tip:

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!

3. Remember To Read Your Meters

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.

4. Safety First

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.

5. Packing Tips

This list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t share some of our pearls of wisdom when it comes to packing;

  1. Collect boxes – You’ll need plenty of boxes, so get collecting. Your local supermarket probably has a bunch so ask them if you can have a few. That way you won’t be struggling when it comes packing time.
  2. Label your boxes – That way if you have a lot or are moving into a new house with the same housemates you won’t get confused about who’s whose.
  3. Wrap any breakables in clothing – That way they’re less likely to break.
  4. Keep your clothes on their hangers – providing you used hangers, keeping your clothes hung makes it easier to unpack.
  5. Triple check – It’s always a good idea to triple check you have everything before you leave, chances are you won’t get another chance.

We hope this handy list helps to make your move as stress-free as can be. Happy moving!

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