Moving out of your apartment can be both exciting and nostalgic. Depending on your experience in your home and neighborhood, it could be more of one than the other. Whatever the case may be, it is a time to keep a level head and to make strategic plans to ensure that your transition is as smooth and drama-free as possible.
This is because moving can be very chaotic if careful strategy and plans are put in place well beforehand.
Here's how you can ensure that you make the best of the situation.
1: Find A suitable Alternative Residence. This step goes without saying really... But it doesn't hurt to emphasize it. If you have to move out, it's necessary to ensure that your new lodging would be as comfortable as the one you are leaving behind and will serve you better... If not? Please consider renewing your lease.
2: Notify Your Landlord at least 2 months in Advance: This notice is important as it helps you and your landlord transition seamlessly. A 3-month notice is most ideal and 1-month notice though acceptable might seem rather impromptu. As it gives both parties less time to prepare for the exit and replacement strategy that has to take place.
3: Make A moving Check List: This step helps you put to paper the items that you are taking with you and helps you ensure that they are checked off the list during the packing and moving process.
4: Contact A Moving Service: though optional, getting professional help takes the stress off you. A team of trained movers will help ensure that your belongings are moved safely from one spot to another. It might cost some extra bucks but it is definitely worth it.
5: Cleaning: It's customary to ensure that every corner of your apartment is cleaned before you vacate it. This increases your chances of identifying any belonging which may have been left behind. It also helps increase your chances of getting a quick refund of your security deposit.
6: Check For and Fix any Damages: Checking for damages in your apartment might not be something you might consider doing but it is a sure sign that you are a responsible tenant and will earn you some strong points with the landlord. Another sure way of securing your security deposit without delay.
7: Final Check Before Handing Over Keys: This step has saved a lot of movers from regrets which may occur from leaving belongings behind. A quick scan before you dash out the door to your new home will do you some good.
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