According to the BBC, moving out is seen as one the most stressful situations in modern living. Dealing with kids, logistics, unreasonable real-estate agent demands, Pets and damaged furniture can be enough stress to only move once in a lifetime. Being in the Sydney cleaning business we deal with people who experience this stress on a day to day basis, as such, we’ve come up with a guide on how to solve the biggest problems when moving out of your home.
Prepare Well In Advance
To avoid all the logistical headaches and stresses associated with removals, you need to be sure to prepare well in advance for your move day. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail and this idiom rings even more true for your big move day.
Contact the grandparents well in advance and see if you’re able to leave the kids with them for the day.
Plan your removal by cataloguing your big-ticket items and identifying any scratches well in advance to give you peace of mind.
Get in touch with the removalist company at least 48 hours before to get an up to date estimated arrival time, preferably, you want your removalist to allocate you the morning slot, which will rid you of stress, knowing you’ll be done before the sun goes down.
If your home requires cleaning and you’re a DIY (Do It Yourself) whizz you want all kitchen, bathroom cabinets and bedroom wardrobes to be empty prior to your start. Ideally, you should start your clean a day before the removal (of the inside cabinets, windows, walls and skirting boards) don’t bother with vacuuming and mopping just yet that needs to be done once your home is empty.
If you’d prefer to leave the end of tenancy cleaning to the professionals, it helps to book in advance (48 hours minimum) and follow up via email or telephone to confirm an estimated arrival time and any other specific requests you’d like to make. This leads us to our second point.
Make A List And Check It Twice
List making is a sign of someone who is organised and ready to face challenges that they may come across in their day to day lives. A highly organised person is one who is less prone to make obvious mistakes, they know what they need to do and more than likely as a result of their list and personal accountability will be able to get the job done.
Make a list of all your expensive items, to make yourself and the removalists accountable for them. As I’ve stated earlier, creating a list and marking obvious impurities, dents and scratches will give your removalists peace of mind and yourself.
Making a list is just half of what needs to be done, once your list is made, tick off as you go along. You’ll feel a great sense of achievement, watching as things get done.
The purpose of creating your list and constantly checking it as you move towards completion is to rid you of those high-stress levels that are induced by moving.
Get Ready To Reward Yourself
This part is all about motivating yourself to be able to clean your home, get your home ready for sale or new tenants, and to get your new home ready, organised and in a liveable condition.
Get out and purchase that dinner for a romantic dinner with your significant other as a reward for the stress you put yourself through.
In doing this, you’ll be more motivated to work, knowing you have something to look forward to. In my opinion, this is the most important aspect of readying yourself to move. The motivation; This is what will get you through the more difficult and stressful times.
If all else fails, leave it to the professional cleaners to handle. You can obtain end of lease cleaning through most companies for under $200. It all depends on how much you value your time.
Follow these hacks as a means of solving the biggest problems associated with moving out. Rest assured knowing that it will be all over and each second is a step closer to you having moved out and already moved in.