Moving out of your student rental can be a pretty stressful experience, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Between cleaning, packing, and trying to somehow squeeze all of your possessions into the back of a car, everything can feel more than a little overwhelming. In this article, we will offer some practical tips on properly cleaning, packing, and moving out of a rental property when your tenancy ends.
Moving out of a rental property requires a lot of preparation, so it is important to plan ahead. Make a to-do list and set realistic deadlines for completing each task. This will help you stay organised and avoid last-minute stress. Don’t leave everything on the move-out day!
Moving is the perfect time to declutter and get rid of items you no longer need. Separate items into three piles: keep, donate, and throw away. This will help you streamline your belongings and make packing easier. We will be sending out information with our tenants’ checkout instructions with places you can donate unwanted food, clothes and furniture that also help support people in need.
Use sturdy boxes and packing materials to ensure your items are protected during the move. Label boxes clearly with the room they belong in and a brief description of the contents. This will make unpacking much easier in your new place.
Clean as you go
Don’t wait until the last minute to start cleaning. Clean each room as you pack to avoid a massive cleaning job at the end. This will also help you identify any damage or repairs that need to be made before moving out. Divvy up the house with your housemates and try to allocate jobs.
Leave the property clean and tidy ( & don’t forget the rubbish!)
Your tenancy agreement will require you to leave the property clean and in good condition. This means cleaning appliances, bathrooms, and floors, repairing any damage, and removing all personal belongings. Consider hiring cleaners; we can put you in touch with professional cleaning companies, and when split between you and your housemates, the costs can be surprisingly low.
Moving out of your student rental can be a pretty stressful experience, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Between cleaning, packing, and trying to somehow squeeze all of your possessions into the back of a car, everything can feel more than a little overwhelming. In this article, we will offer some practical tips on properly cleaning, packing, and moving out of a rental property when your tenancy ends. Make sure to return all main door keys and leave any bedroom keys (if applicable) in your door (and the room unlocked).
There can often be a gap between vacating one property and taking possession of the next. Securing a space to store your belongings during that time can be a hassle. Fortunately, numerous storage units located throughout the city offer a valuable solution in this regard, providing both security and surveillance to safeguard your stuff until you move into your new property.
The key to a successful move-out is planning, organisation, and preparation. Follow these tips to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Remember to take the time to clean, pack smart, and leave the property in good condition to ensure a smooth transition and a good reference from your landlord.
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