The road’s easier when you’re travelling with a map and moving home can be easy too if properly planned before time.

Similarly, if you are on rent, moving home need not be a highly stressful event. There are loads of things to do in the lead up to the move but breaking down the tasks into weekly to-do lists can make things manageable.

Our checklist can be referred to step-by-step execution procedure to help in the run-up to the big day.

7 Weeks Before Moving Home

  • Do you need the assistance of a removal service? Do you have friends or family who can help you? If you need a service, book now in order to avoid last minute surprises. Get recommendations from people who’ve recently moved from their rental villa or apartment.
  • Start a folder where you can keep all of your moving estimates and moving-related paperwork.
  • Make a list of service providers you will need to contact in order to change your address.

6 Weeks Before Relocation

  • Kickstart the packing process. Take a look at your closet and sort clothes into three piles: those you want to keep, those that need to be thrown away and those that can be donated.
  • When the closets are done, start assessing items room by room. If you live in a rental apartment, then be careful in packing up things.
  • Begin packing items that aren’t used frequently such as rarely used gadgets and items stored in the basement.

5 Weeks – Gathering the Essentials for Moving

  • Get essential packing supplies including boxes, tape and labels. Supermarkets and other retail outlets are a good place to find them.
  • Make a room-by-room packing schedule and start packing!
  • Use up food that you already have and refrain from doing too much grocery shopping.

4 Weeks – Going Through the Paperwork 

  • Confirm all paperwork which also include rental agreement review with your chosen mover and verify that insurance is in place to cover valuable items.
  • Cancel any deliveries of newspapers and other services, such as cleaning.
  • Return any borrowed items to their owners, for instance library books and movies.

2-3 Weeks Before Moving

  • How’s the packing going? Don’t leave it all until the last week.
  • Have you changed addresses?
  • If you’re moving major appliances, make sure they’re cleaned, unplugged and ready to go. Disconnect gas lines on particular appliances.
  • Make sure you have enough cash or a credit card to pay for any unexpected expenses.
  • Do you have pets? Arrange for a safe place for them to stay on moving day.

1 Week Before The Big Day

  • Get in touch with your removal company to confirm the time and date of moving.
  • Give your property a thorough clean.
  • Pack important documents or belongings in a separate box, so you know exactly where it is.
  • Redirect your mail.

Moving day – Lets Get Started

  • Pack all bedding.
  • Disconnect everything and make a note of metre readings.
  • Check all rooms before you leave.
  • Check that all windows and doors are locked.

And get ready to start a new chapter in your life!


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