It’s that time of year again! Graduation day is near, and the summer is about to begin. Before taking the summer leap, it is time to move out of your rental house or apartment. Our quick guide shares tips for the moving out process:
- Clean before and after packing
Place all your items where they should before starting the preparation process. This can help organize each packing box or bag. Prevents the last minute rush for cleaning your entire house or apartment.
- Divide and concur
If you are currently living with roommates, divide each room to a person to avoid one person from cleaning the entire space.
- Move out in increments
This quick tip would be fitting for tenants who live close to their permanent home or can purchase a storage unit for items that they will not be using during summer. Moving out in increments can prevent a hefty fee for a moving truck and fewer trips up and down stairwells. It is also less stressful and less time consuming.
- Sell, donate, recycle or trash what you don’t need
If you are moving out of your space for good or you will not need the item next year, opt in for selling, donating, recycling or trashing the article. If you are not sure which one to choose here are a few things to think about:
- Is the item in good condition? If yes, sell or donate. If no, trash.
- Does the item have an expiration date? Trash, recycle or donate before the expiration date.
- Do you have a time limit? If you do, selling the item is not the best option. Selling an item could take hours, days, weeks or longer. It would be best to donate, recycle or trash the item.
- Label, label, and label!
Label each box, bag, or item. This can only help your sorting process and keep everything organized for packing. It can stop your items from going home with a roommate. This can also prevent a box of glassware or dishes cracking at the bottom of your moving out pile.
- Check it twice
Double, triple, or quadruple checking your rental apartment or house to see if you left any items behind can only benefit you. The last thing you want to do is forget that critical item at the top of your closet or under your bed.