This article assumes that the new tenancy agreement has been signed and the move-in date has been set.
Unfortunately this article will not save your the manual work of having to actually take all your possessions apart and wrap everything neatly. Here is an awesome article from Buzzfeed that gives you tips on how to handle your possessions when moving out.
With this article, we didn’t want to drop you off at the door step and simply leave you to figure out what to do next. No. There are very simple things that can be done when you move in that will save you money, time and emotional stress throughout the tenancy also.
The typical moving into your new house checklist:
- Moving your belonging from the old to the new place.
- Renters insurance has to be set-up.
- If you are unlucky, you will have to set up your utilities as it will not be included in the rent.
- You will need furniture if it is unfurnished.
- A way to manage shared finances for all the house bills that will come your way.
Here are 3 services, listed in the order in which you will require them, that will complete this checklist for you saving you potential blood sweat and tears. Ok, let’s get you moved in.
This service will tick boxes 1-3 on our checklist. These 3 things are not all that updater provides however, we will stick to these 3 for now as they are critical for move-in success.
Updaters selling point is that they will take care of all the nitty-gritty and pride themselves in saving you up to 5 hours in moving in time and 20+ phone calls.
Everything is managed from the app, reserving the moving of your belongings, settings up insurance and utilities. This way when you arrive at your new place, all the menial tasks are out of the way and you can focus on the fun part. Decorating.
Feather – Furniture Rental
To begin let me share a testimonial taken from Feathers website.
“Perfect solution! Feather was an easy and perfect solution for me when moving into a new place and needing a temporary sofa before a permanent piece arrived. Thank you for making the process so easy!”
What makes Feather amazing is not simply their high-quality list of products but how professional and efficient their move-in process is.
They are on-time, professional and fast. A lot of the reviews revolve around this key point and is very important when you already have a lot to deal with when moving into your new place. You can be sure that you will not be sleeping on the floor of your new space waiting for furniture to arrive when you have ordered through Feather.
Feather is perfect for rentals because it is a subscription-based model. Every month you pay a monthly fee which varies based on the items you have chosen. They will deliver the items to you and when you are ready to move out again them will pick it up for you.
Take the quiz to help Feather pick the furniture that best suits your aesthetic and your budget.
That’s 4 of 5 ticked off and you didn’t even have to pick up the phone.
YSplit – Managing your shared house finances
Everything has gone to plan. So moving into your new house was a success, the furniture arrived on time, gas, wifi, and electricity are set up and you are insured for any theft. You are on a role.
Now remember I mentioned we didn’t want to just leave you at the door? It is however very easy for things to turn sour with housemates and it almost always has to do with owing money for utility bills.
We want to ensure that you have the greatest chance of success throughout the tenancy not just at the beginning. That includes maintaining relationships with those you live with and we all know that overdue bills and I.O.U’s lead to disaster.
(Shameless plug incoming) Now that your utilities are set-up download YSplit for the AppStore or PlayStore and link all your shared bill accounts to them such as your gas, wifi, water, rent and any media subscriptions you might be sharing. Now every month, YSplit will pay your house bills and charge every housemate their share separately.
No more fronting bill payments for housemates or chasing them to pay you back. The best part is they have the cheapest bills in the nation by given you 2x points for every bill you paid your share for which when redeemed will make your bills cheaper.
In the notification above, the AT&T was free for that month due to points accrued. That’s free money for doing absolutely nothing.
YSplit will help you maintain the relationships with your housemates, budget your bills money and assist you in not having to remember to recall when all your bills are due. A staple move in tool.