How to Prepare Your Home for Moving Out

Below are some important steps you’ll need to take to prepare your home for moving out.


Getting ready to move out of your bought or rented property? You’re most likely feeling overwhelmed at the thought of the moving process, packing, tidying, arranging furniture delivery, taking stock of your possessions…

There’s a lot to think about, and if you don’t want to succumb to the stress or forget something important, the best thing to do is to follow a list.

Here are a few important steps you’ll need to take to prepare your home for moving out:

1. Change your address

It’s not something that’s probably at the forefront of your mind, but you don’t want to move into a new home only to discover that your important bills and private letters are still being mailed to your old property. Make sure to give yourself at least four weeks’ notice for changing your address, which will give plenty of time for your contacts to switch your details over on their systems.

2. Deep clean the entire property

Before you move out of home, you’re going have to subject your property to probably the biggest deep clean it’s ever experienced in its life. If you’ve been renting, the bond you put down on the property when you first agreed to the lease is at risk if you’ve left the place in a worse state than it was when you moved in. If you’re selling a place you’ve bought, you’ll get a lot more interest if every nook and cranny is spick-and-span. Consider professional move-out cleaning if you can’t bear the thought of doing it yourself.

3. Move your furniture out

It’s a very bad idea to move your furniture out of your home within days of you moving out yourself. You want to stay as calm as possible during the moving process, which means arranging for most of your furniture to be transported to your new home a couple of weeks in advance, for the sake of your own sanity if nothing else. Make sure to find a trusted removal company for a hassle-free moving experience.

4. Don’t neglect your garden

Your front and back gardens can really say a lot about your property, so you’ll want to make sure you’re not neglecting yours if you have them. Before you move out, do your best to de-weed the areas, mow the lawn, and use a power wash to remove any dirt or grime from your patio or floor tiles. These small acts will make a huge difference to the exterior appearance of your home, and will score you extra points with your letting

5. Set aside your important items

While you might be able to pack away your less necessary items for your big move, you’re not going to get very far if you ship off your entire kitchen drawer-full of cutlery to your new home a few weeks before you’re set to leave yourself. Make sure to set aside any essential items that you’ll be able to take with you to your new place a couple of days before moving out.



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