When renting a new home, these are top tips before the move

Have you found a new home to rent and planning on moving?One of the biggest benefits of renting is that it allows you to change properties very quickly, meaning you can explore and experience new areas and cities with ease. Whether it is to a new apartment building, house, or condominium, switching rental accommodation can be stressful, which is why we thought we would outline a few tips to help make the move as smooth as possible!

1) Make a list

There are a lot of things that you need to remember when moving into a new home, and it can be very easy to lose track of things – especially with the hustle and bustle of normal life. That is why one of the best ways to reduce stress is to sit down and make a list of everything that you need to do. The more comprehensive you are, the easier the move will be.

2) Declutter

Another top tip for moving home is to declutter ahead of the move. We all have a habit of accumulating things that we don't really need over time, and these just mean more things to move into your new home.

That is why you should spend a few hours going through your belongings and throwing away anything that you do not use or need.

3) Pack smart

When it comes to packing your belongings, make sure that you are packing smart. Prepare an “essentials” box for those items that you will need first, such as tools, cleaning supplies, and food close to hand so you can get started immediately.

You should also clearly label and colour code your boxes, ensuring you know exactly which room to place them in.

4) Change your address

You will also want to make sure that you are updating your postal address and setting up any home services such as phone lines, TV and internet connections ahead of the move so that they are ready when you move in.