Rental Property Removals Checklist for Students

Rental Property Removals Checklist for Students

Rental Property Removals Checklist for Students 2250 1500 Stored Away

Rental Property Removals Checklist for Students

Moving house can be a stressful process, all the more so when you’re a student and the whole experience is relatively novel! In the flurry of activity that leads up to the move, it can be easy to forget things, so we’ve assembled a basic removals checklist to help ensure that things go as smoothly as possible .

In general, the key to a stress free and easy removal is to do things well in advance – if you’re prone to procrastination, take note, and try to break the habit at least just this once!

1. Pack

Packing is obviously one of the most important things to sort out, but there’s packing and then there’s packing. Start the packing process well in advance, at least a few weeks before you’re due to move.

Make sure you don’t pack things that you need every day until the last minute – even a weekend without things like toiletries, towels, and coffee can be unreasonably hellish. Make sure you label everything! Labels are your best friend, and will make finding things when you’re unpacking so much easier.

2. Deep clean

Every tenant’s worst nightmare is that they won’t get their deposit back. Some landlords will take any excuse to keep your money, so you shouldn’t give them any potential excuses. Do a thorough deep clean before you move out, scrubbing the shower with a toothbrush, getting any mould out of the grouting, leaving the toilet spotless.

Apply the same rigour to the kitchen, cleaning the corners of all the cupboards, and using some serious oven cleaning skills. In order to get this all done, you may want to move all your stuff out a few days before your lease ends, it’ll be far easier to clean and do DIY if the house is empty!

3. Basic DIY

On the same theme as the above, it’s far easier and cheaper to carry out some basic DIY touch ups of the property than it is to pay whichever handyman your landlord wishes to employ.

That scrape you made in the paint on your ceiling in the first year, during the ill-fated broom-jousting match, will take you £5 and 20 minutes to touch up yourself, but your landlord could charge you £100 – the maths are simple. Go over the whole flat when you’ve done your deep clean, and fix any little things you can find, saving yourself money and stress in the long term.

4. Sort out the paperwork

There’s a whole heap of non-physical things to sort out before you move, which can end up taking a lot of time and energy. Start thinking about this early, and spread it out to make it less of a chore. Make sure your mail is redirected, that you’ve sorted out changing your utility providers, and that you’ve alerted the DVLA of your change of address should you have a driving license.

These sorts of administerial issues can not only be a nuisance, they can also carry hefty legal and financial penalties – make a thorough list of everything that needs sorting out to ensure that nothing is missed out.

Many students opt for our storage services to avoid as many headaches and issues with moving from one student flat or accommodation to the other.

Take a look at our storage calculator to see exactly how much our solutions will cost, or request a video survey at your earliest convenience.

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