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Moving Out of a Rental Property: The Essential Checklist


If you have finally purchased a home and are moving out of your rental property, congratulations! That’s a big move and you should be proud of yourself for taking this next step in your financial journey. There are some things you need to do when moving properties. The checklist presented below should give you an idea of the steps involved in moving house after you’ve informed your landlord of your move-out date.


1. Declutter First


Do you still have unopened boxes from your last move that are sitting around in a closet in your rental property? Well, it’s time you let go of these items that you are obviously not missing. Decluttering at this point will ensure you don’t carry useless items over to your new rental property or your new home. You can give these unnecessary items over to friends or donate them to some charity. Also, anything that’s broken and cannot be repaired should be thrown out, rather than moved to your new place.


2. Label All Boxes Appropriately


If you can do a good job of labeling all your boxes properly, then it will make it much easier for you when you are unpacking on the other end. It’s also a good idea to label each box with the room that it’s supposed to go into. This can help guide your movers to place the box in the appropriate room rather than dumping it wherever there’s room.


3. Hire a Moving Truck or Moving Company


Maybe you are lucky enough to have friends who will help you move house. Then you can hire a moving truck and that will be that. But if you are new to the city, then the best way to do this is by hiring a moving company that can take care of this for you, without you having to lift a finger.


4. Clean Everything and Do a Moving Out Inspection


Don’t forget that your lease agreement probably says that you have to leave the rental property in a certain condition when leaving. Make sure to do a good clean-up and take pictures of everything. Also, do a face-to-face moving-out inspection with your landlord. This way he/she can’t come back to you after and complain about some damage.


5. Get Your Security Deposit Back


Finally, once your rental passes the final inspection, you can ask your landlord for the security deposit and use it for moving expenses. Also, if there’s a key deposit, then make sure to return the key back to the landlord properly so you don‘t have an issue getting that money back.


Now You Know What to Do When Moving Toronto Homes


Hopefully, the moving day checklist presented above has given you an idea of how to organize yourself properly when moving your home. If you are still looking to hire a moving company, contact us today. We are ready to help make moving house a cinch for you.

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