After months of going through properties and homes you’ve finally found the perfect place! You can already see the layout and the color pallet of your living room. It’s going to be a fresh start! New furniture, new décor, the works! Except moving out of can be a bit of a nightmare. It’s when you need to clean out that you realize you may have been a bit of a hoarder. Here are some tips to help your moving out as smooth as possible.
Yes, your parents were actually right. Organization is key. Start by organizing your clutter into three piles. The keep pile which you will then box up and label with a detailed account of what is inside each box. The give pile which you will pack up and donate to charity. Then there is of course, the throw pile. The tricky part is to dispose of the throw pile. When moving out, your clutter will be more than what the average suburban garbage truck will accept, so after organizing your mess find a trustworthy rubbish removal Diamond Creek company that can come in and help you. The wrongful disposal of litter is not only sometimes punishable by a very hefty fine but also can be a serious health hazard. So, it is important that it is properly taken care of, especially for the benefit of your neighbors and community. There are companies that provide same day pick-ups as well so plan ahead and do your research!
Categorize your boxes from most essentials to least important. Have a catalogue of the contents of each box. That way you have a detailed account to help you unpack or during an emergency. Have your important documents such as your passports and any certificates with you at all time. It’s easy to misplace such things during a big move so make sure you’re extra diligent to double check everything. It’s best not to send your important personals in the moving truck.
Keep your deposit
A security deposit comes with clauses. You can’t just run amok and expect your landlord to chirpily hand your deposit over! They have every right to hold the red wine stain on their white wall against you. Clean up after yourself. Make sure everything is as it was when you moved in. There’s room for wear and tear of course but be considerate and be tactful to make sure you get your deposit back. Make sure your trash is taken care of before you leave. Organize a bin hire and load everything up, leaving nothing behind. If there were any stains on the wall that need a fresh coat, find a way to paint over it. Be considerate of your land lord. Moving out is as difficult as finding a place you like that is within your price range that is close to work and walking distance to your favorite restaurants. As long as you are organized and give up your hoarding ways it’ll be a smooth to the next chapter. And yes, you cleaning up afterwards includes every room from the attic, basement to the garage.