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If you are going to be moving soon, then you need to start getting your house ready. You need to ensure that all of your stuff is ready to go and that the house is ready for someone else to move into. There are a number of things that you’re going to need to do here, and that’s why we’ve written this article. We want to help you ensure that everything is ready to go and that you haven’t missed anything. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more about this topic.

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The first thing that you are going to need to do is get to cleaning the whole house. This is going to include all of the rooms, even the ones that you might not use, and the hard to reach areas that you often neglect at the moment. You might not care if the little nooks and crannies are clean or not, but the new occupants probably will, and you shouldn’t leave them in a state. It’s likely going to be a big job to do, so we recommend that if you don’t want to do this yourself that you hire someone to help. There are cleaning services available all over the country, so don’t worry about not being able to find one.

Most of them offer an end of tenancy clean which is what you are looking for. They go through everything thoroughly to ensure that there is nothing left unclean by the time they are done.

Removing Items

You should also make sure that you are removing any items from the home that you are not taking with you and that you are not leaving behind. We can almost guarantee you that when you start sorting out your home to move, there is going to be more junk than you would have ever imagined. It’s for this reason that you are going to have to look at junk removal services. Carting your own junk to the trash might turn out to be a nightmare depending on how much there is, so it’s best to let the professionals do it instead. It’s going to make your life that little bit easier, and your moving process that little bit smoother. 

Make a pile of things that you want to get rid of, and a pile you want to keep. Make sure that they don’t get mixed up at all though, keeping them far away from each other.

Fix Any Remaining Issues           

If there are any issues in the home that need repairing you need to get to this before you go. You should not leave the home with anything broken or cracked, unless you are selling the home as a fixer-upper and the new owners know that’s what to expect. For example, if there are holes in the wall from where you had photos hanging up, make sure that they are filled before the next person moves in. Or, if you know that there is a problem with the roof, this needs to be fixed before you go as well. At the very least, make sure that the work is arranged and paid for so that the new owners don’t have to cover the cost of something that you broke.

Check Everything Twice

Before you leave the home, you should make sure that you go through and check everything twice. You don’t want to leave any stone unturned, making sure that everything is sorted for the next people who are moving in. While it might not seem as though it is a big deal, you don’t want to leave anything behind that you were hoping to take with you, and you don’t want to leave any work. If you do, the new owners can take you to court to have you pay for the repairs due to the contract that was signed when the house was sold. It will depend on the surveyor’s report and the condition the house was in when the contract was signed as to what will happen. But, it will save you a lot of time and money to just get it done in the first place.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should be doing if you want to get started on the moving process within your home. Soon, you are going to have a wonderful new home to go to, and you’ve got to make sure that everything is ready for this day. We wish you the very best of luck. 

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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