An important aspect about home shifting which people miss out on, is making a proper exit from the place you are currently residing in.
This includes a lot of things, many of which are overlooked as unimportant. These things might not have an immediate impact on your life, but will come up sooner or later as unnecessary headaches that will make you think, “I wish I had just finished this off before!”
Through careful thought and drawing on people’s experiences, here is a checklist of things you must tend to before you finally leave your home to move to a new place:
1) Your home
By far, your biggest headache will be your home. Is it your property or are you living on rent? If it is your property, you might want to look to sell it off or to give it for rent. If you are intending to sell it off, make sure you are present for it. Don’t blindly trust a realtor to sell it for you, they might be sneaky with their commission and the selling price of the property. Nor should you hand over the responsibility of looking for tenants to a realtor – they are notorious for setting up their own deals with tenants.
Be present for whatever transaction or deal regarding your home is being carried out. Sell your home before you move out, or find tenants ready to move in and meet them before leaving.
If you are living on rent, talk to your landlord about your decision to move out. If it is before the end of your lease, talk about the settlement of it – whether you might need to find replacement tenants for your landowner or not. Ensure that your landowner has transferred the appropriate amount of the safety deposit amount back to you.
If your new home is in a different city or country from your old home, taking care of these things becomes even more difficult. Finish these tasks before you begin your home relocation process.
These are the things where you need to have your contact details and address changed. You must disconnect your WiFi connectivity and return the company’s router.
You must have your mobile phone bill address changed, unless such transactions are done online of course.
Any magazines or news letters that you are subscribed to will also keep showing up regularly at your old home unless you change your postal address.
Accounts online on different websites where you have entered your residential details must also be changed and updated.
You must also sign off the lease of your old home if you were living on rent, and ensure to inform the local municipal body about your relocation with the lease of your new home.
Such details are mandatory to take care of to continue your daily routine in your new home.
3) Let your friends and family know!
Gather a list of your family, friends and neighbours. Most likely they have been part of your home shifting process, helping you out and advising you, but it is your duty to let them know when you are moving and where you’re moving to.
4) Fulfill your sentiments
When you’ve been living at a place for a long time, it is natural for the place and some particular spots in it to have a sentimental value to you. This is where good planning comes in – plan and keep aside a day of leisure to yourself before you finally start moving your belongings and yourself. Go around your locality and/or city for that day. Go to your “usual” or your “favourite” spots, meet your friends and family and colleagues for that last time, fulfill your final sentiment for these places and things so you can leave them with a happy memory as you move to start a new chapter of your life.
5) Segregating your belongings
An important part of moving to a new place is shifting all your furniture and property there. If your new home is in a different city/state/country, study about the lifestyle in that place. Accordingly, segregate your belongings according to what you will need and won’t need in your new home. Donate or throw what you don’t need, these extra belongings will require unnecessary extra time, effort and money to pack and transport. Check out about the climate and weather conditions in your new home. Accordingly, check what kinds of clothes and footwear you will need. Probably, do some shopping for the first few days of settling in your new home so that you can adjust comfortably for the first few days after moving in.
Survey your old gadgets and equipment in your present home and see what all you would like to take to your new home and what all can be disposed/donated.
Take the time out to do this and you will have a much easier time packing your belongings and transporting it all.
As important as it is to select and book a new home before beginning your relocation process, it is just as important to take a 360 degree survey of your present life and wrap it up completely before you relocate.
This saves a lot of monetary and mental trouble for you and you can focus your efforts on settling and adjusting in your new home and learning more about your new locality and neighbours.
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