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A Checklist For Moving Out Of Your Home 

Moving out of your home and into a new one is pretty exciting. It is a new chapter in your life that could seem easy because you have done it before. But if you lack the right preparation, then moving out of your current home could be more stressful than you imagined. Therefore, it is a good idea to have a checklist of things to do before moving out.

Sort the finances early

Moving home involves a lot of financial planning. From the new mortgage to paying to pack up and move, there is a lot to sort out. Therefore, it is a good idea to start early. 

For example, it is a good idea to start looking for a mortgage broker much earlier than you plan to move as it will ensure that you can secure the best deal to suit your finances. If you leave it last minute, then you might end up paying more than you should. Or worse, not finding a mortgage to suit you at all, which will stop you from moving out.

Repair any damages

You won’t want to move out of your current home and leave damages behind. Not only will it flag up in the surveyor report, but it will also reduce the value of your home. 

For instance, should you have had a leak that has caused damp, you will want to remove any damp in your home before moving out so that there are no issues with the surveyors.

Set a move-out and move-in date

To have a smooth moving process, it is a good idea to have a solid move out and move in date. This should be on the same day, or your move-in date should be before your move out date so that you definitely have somewhere to live. 

Setting a strict date will give you something to work towards as well as peace of mind when everything is going to happen. Furthermore, you can use these dates to smoothly switch over your energy bills etc.

Let your providers know

Speaking of energy bills, contacting your providers and letting them know that you are moving is an essential task before you move out. You won’t want to move out and still pay for your electricity bill in your old home. 

Let them know at least three months in advance, if possible so that they can switch it over (or end your contract) when you move. Likewise, it is useful to set up your contract with your new providers (if you terminate your old contract) so that your new home is up and running when you move in.

Deep clean

Lastly, it is a good idea to deep clean your old home before you move out. This will ensure that it is ready for the new owners. Plus, it will help you check over everything and make sure that you are not leaving anything behind. 

Also deep clean the new home so that it is ready to move into when you arrive with all of your stuff.

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