What should happen one month before moving house?
You’re creeping closer to the date, and you’ve worked a couple of things off your moving home checklist. Great! Don’t relax yet, though; we’ve only just got started. Don’t worry, all of this hard work will pay off when you’re in your new home—that you own!
First up, if you are renting you need to let your landlord know that you’re moving. A quick phone call won’t do it, so you’ll have to hand in a written 30-day notice, informing him or her of your intention to vacate their property. Of course, if you’re living with friends or family, this probably isn’t necessary but it’s still nice to let them know you’re moving out!
Moving home can be difficult. Owning lots of stuff just makes an already difficult process more tedious so now is a good time to have a clean out. Those old clothes that you thought would come back into fashion? They probably won’t, so it might be time to say goodbye. Go through everything you own, clearing out anything that’s surplus to requirement. You’ll thank us later (you may even raise a little cash towards the move by placing unwanted items on eBay, Gumtree, or Craigslist)!
You’ll be doing future tenants a big favour by notifying anybody you receive mail from of your new address. Protect your privacy first and foremost by informing anybody that posts delicate information to you. Your bank, your employer, and any debtors should be the priority here. Magazine subscriptions and catalogues can wait until after.