Moving out can be a daunting and stressful task. One small mistake can lead to a disastrous result during the moving process. Especially if you forgot something important, that’s enough to cause some last-minute panic situations. Save yourself the trouble of having to go back and forth to keep everything in check. When it’s that time of the year to move again, remind yourself of these four things to remember when moving out.
Remember to check every room
“Double checking” cannot harm anyone. You should recheck each room to make sure that you didn’t accidentally miss anything. Check under the fixtures or places that you think might conceal some of your valuables. Do a walk-through of the entire house to ensure that you packed everything in the transport van. The places that you should always check are the closets, the drawers, the cupboards, the garage, and the attic. These are common places for your valuables to get lost in or be forgotten. You will surely forget most of the things that you were supposed to bring, whenever there is a rush to pack and move. Check every nook and cranny, twice!
Make sure everything is secured
Ensure that the house is fully secured when moving. Check the windows and doors of every room. Make sure that they are closed and locked tightly. Double-check the garage doors and basements, as they are the least likely places to be checked when securing a house. The house isn’t the only thing that needs to be secured. When moving, always check your packages are tightly packed. It would be best if you got durable and sturdy mailing boxes online or from your local packaging centre or depot. Bind them tightly with durable packaging tape and stack them properly in the back of the transport van.
Properly dispose of all your garbage and junk
The next homeowner will appreciate it if you dispose of your junk. Don’t leave your rubbish behind. Properly dispose of it after you have packed all your valuables. Removing your garbage will prevent it from accumulating a strong, pungent smell. Quickly dispose of the items that you won’t be taking to your new home.
After packing, disposing of your rubbish, and double-checking, it is now time to do some last-minute cleaning. While waiting for the movers or the rental truck, you should go through your old home one more time. Get rid of any muck left during the moving process. You may have to do another round of mopping, sweeping and dusting, to get rid of all the remaining dust and ensure that you leave the place looking clean and tidy.
Experience a stress-free move by keeping these important things in mind. Remember that your old home will become a new home for another family, so it is best to leave without a trace. Survive the moving mayhem, and never again will you have to go back for your forgotten belongings.