2. Picking the location
Consider places you need to live near when picking the location of your home. Do you need to be close to work or university? What are the public transport options near your home? If you don’t drive, scope out whether there’s a train station or bus stop that’s a walkable distance away.
3. Cancel memberships
If you’re moving away from your local gym or sports club, don’t forget to cancel your membership! Gyms usually need 30 days' written notice, so get ahead now, or you could be doubling your payments for membership in two locations.
Make sure you inspect your room before you move in. Open up the cupboards, check door handles are secure, look at the storage options and make a mental checklist of things you might need. Try to inspect during the day to see how much natural light the room gets.
5. Meet your roommates before you move in
If you’re not moving out with friends, you should arrange a meet and greet with the people you intend to live with. You don’t want to get stuck with a bad housemate! Try to find people with similar interests and lifestyles - it will make home life a lot more comfortable.
6. Read your lease agreement carefully
Once your tenancy application is approved, read through your rental agreement thoroughly to make sure you understand your obligations and rights as a tenant. It’s a good time to ask your future housemates and property manager any questions you might have.
7. Clear out the clutter
What a great time to clear out all your unwanted or unused things! Whether it’s the clothes hanging in your closet that you haven’t worn in over a year or those CDs that have been sitting at the back of your shelf gathering dust. Moving house is the perfect time for a spring clean. Once you’ve finished clearing out the clutter, take stock and evaluate the value of your possessions.