Moving out of your parents’ home and into your very own flat can be exciting, but also terrifying. It’s a real sign of adulthood and it means you are embarking on a life of your own now. The following tips will help you manage this transition with ease.
Save Your Money
Before you head out the door, it’s best to have a little extra money saved up. You need to have the rent for your flat, of course, as well as the deposit. However, to avoid future issues, you should also have some savings. If you lose your job or if you run into difficulties, this extra money will ensure you don’t need to move back home rapidly.
How much should you save? Experts suggest having six months of expenses in your bank account.
Hire a Removals Company
It may be tempting to make multiple trips in your friend’s van, but it’s almost always simplest to just hire the experts to move you. If this is your first big move, you may be shocked at how much stuff you have to take with you. Furniture and such will all need to be moved if you have your own and all your belongings will have to be packed and taken away.
You’ll be quite tired after all the packing, so go ahead and let the removals company manage the rest.
Check What’s Included
Before you move, talk with the landlord and ensure that you are fully aware of what is included and what is not, in the rent. Do you have to pay for your internet separately? Are there extra fees for energy usage? Find out beforehand to avoid unpleasant surprises.
As you begin to pack, you’ll want to put labels on everything. It may seem boring and you may even be certain that you’ll remember where things are packed, but it gets confusing quickly. You’ll rapidly find out that it can take days to open all your boxes just to find your textbooks.
A simple label will help you find what you need easily. You may wish to colour code the boxes so you know which ones go in which room, but it’s also helpful to provide a few notes on what is in the box. Even writing, “Utensils and cups” will let you know where to start in your search for the frying pan.
Moving into your own flat is exciting and it doesn’t need to be stressful. You can plan ahead, label everything and hire a removals company to make it all much simpler on yourself. If you’re looking for a removals company, Essex Removals is ready to take your call.