Moving house can be a stressful, time consuming and even messy experience. However, with a little preparation – the good news is that it doesn’t have to be.
Between the packing, the endless boxes, the bond cleaning, and for the unfortunate, endless amounts of stairs – let’s be honest, who really enjoys moving house? While the payoff can potentially be worth it if you’re upgrading abodes or seeking a tree or sea change, the experience is generally not considered to be one of our favourite past times, but is instead somewhat of a necessary evil.
Whether you’re moving house across the road, interstate, or even to another country, the fundamentals of the process are usually the same. If you’re able to get organised in advance and heed the advice of the professionals, the experience can be exciting instead of excruciating.
The Ten Commandments For Moving House
Before you even think about packing, try to take stock of your worldly possessions and declutter if and where you can. Chances are that there’s always one or two boxes that are carted from house to house without ever actually being unpacked. If you haven’t used any of the items that reside in it in your current house, what makes you think that this is likely to change anytime soon in the next one?
Once you’ve made significant headway with your packing efforts, particularly with items that aren’t everyday requirements such as seasonal clothing or books, then it’s time to start addressing your checklist for moving house. If you don’t have one or a system that works for you just yet, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Removalist Services – First thing’s first, be realistic about what you can and can’t transport. If you’re the proud owner of a Fiat, then it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to transport your three seater couch. As such, get organised and recruit either a friend with a ute or truck, or start researching professional removalist companies in advance.
Storage Containers – While many of us are guilty of doing a last minute dash to Bunnings for moving boxes, don’t forget about other storage and packing requirements that you might need during your experience, such as bubble wrap or something else to protect things like glassware. Options that are ‘stacking friendly’ are also worth your attention for moving day.
Consolidate And Store – Ideally, you should have already started decluttering long before moving day. However, many people find themselves doing it as they go so to speak, so make sure that when you’re packing, you have your boxes or storage clearly labelled to indicate it’s contents – nobody likes rummaging around containers for your phone charger, right?
Check Your Bills – Prior to moving day, make sure that you check any existing utility bills that may be invoiced after you exit the abode. If a landlord is left to pay your electricity or internet bill, this can leave a black mark against your tenant record and even result in a bond deduction. Let your provider know that you’re on the move to avoid any late fees as well.
Tackle Your Utilities – When you know your move-out date, you can arrange for your utilities to be disconnected at the house you are moving out of, and connected ready for your arrival at your new house. The usual suspects include the internet, a landline telephone, gas, water and electricity, so don’t leave this task until the last minute.
Organise Cleaning – Enlisting the services of a professional bond cleaning provider is the quickest, easiest and most efficient way to ensure that your pad is left spick and span, with no possible reason for the landlord or property manager to withhold any of your bond in relation to the condition of your property. Needless to say, they’re called professionals for a reason.
Consider Insurance – Whether you are buying or renting, it is a good idea to consider organising a form of contents insurance to protect your belongings. You can also ask your provider about cover during your move and transit, just in case anything doesn’t arrive at the new property in its original condition.
Update Your Details – Be sure to tell your service providers what your new address is, to make sure you don’t lose important mail and that your contact details and other important information is kept up to date. People that need to know usually include your doctor, banking institute, schools, the ATO, your state’s road authority, and any frequent online shopping outlets.
Redirect Mail – Even if you have proactively updated your address with all your providers, it can still be a good idea to consider redirecting mail from your old house to your new one. By redirecting mail for at least three months, you can see if there are any companies or friends and family who may have missed the memo.
Cancel Deliveries – Ensure you cancel any regular deliveries to your old address, such as any incoming parcels or even the weekly grocery or newspaper delivery. Remember to cancel any other household services you may use such as a gardener or cleaner, or ask them if they can switch over to your new address if you prefer.
When moving house, it’s important to be realistic about the time, energy and resources that you have available at your disposal. The experience often becomes a tiresome and stressful one when people overestimate these things, which is when outsourcing the work required to the professionals can be worth it’s weight in gold.
Sourcing A Sunshine Coast Bond Cleaning Provider
While your options are certainly vast for Sunshine Coast bond cleaning companies, partnering with a local small business not only benefits our region, but also ensures streamlined communication and high quality services provided. Quite simply, we’re only happy if you’re happy, which is why Sunshine Coast Cleans are committed to performing our services with the utmost attention to detail, in the shortest possible time period.
We have earned a strong reputation for being a consistent provider of high quality, reliable and detailed bond cleaning, and intend on keeping it that way. Our team members know their stuff, and have a number of years of experience working with local real estate agents, landlords and of course – tenants. For first time clients on the hunt for our region’s best bond clean providers, we even offer a 10% discount.
To request a quote or discuss our bond clean services available in further detail or what types of cleaning we offer, please get in touch with us today to discuss how our locally based team can solve your cleaning conundrums.