Thursday, 26 March 2015

Moving and me (part 2)

8 days till moving day! 

Where I'm at....the denial stage. 
At this stage a slight feeling of panic is starting to creep in, but not enough to do anything about it, yet. 

The truth is I've packed A box! Yeap one single box! And that one box has been unpacked by my toddler twice! So technically I've packed the same box three times! Can you see where I'm at?! 

I've thought about packing. But the thought over-whelmed me that much that I forget it as quickly as possible.

The paperwork part (my speciality) is all complete, references given, credit checks done and the tenancy is all signed up, by everyone including the pope! 

Logical Thinking
The fact I'm going away next week, to a friends wedding is probably the reason I'm in denial. Instead of prioritising, I'm putting events in order of occurrence, I deal with one thing at a time, makes perfect sense, to me!

So currently with just over a week to go I haven't a lot to report.

My Top Tips (regarding paperwork not packing)
- Read and then re-read your tenancy agreement before you sign, check what your signing, if your unsure of anything, ask.
- Make sure you know how much notice you need to give if you leave the property.
- An itinerary of the property is very important, this documents the state of the property and its contents before you moved in and will be checked upon after you leave, if they have stated the carpets are slightly marked, you need to be more specific, perhaps take photos, otherwise you could be liable for them when you leave.
- Some landlords state if you give notice on any other date but the anniversary date of you moving in (pay rent) then you are liable for the whole months rent, make sure you have this in writing.
- Obvious one, but take gas/electric meter readings before you leave you old property and as you move into the new property.

My next post will be more productive (I hope) I will be more stressed and we will be closer to the big day. Exciting...eeek.  

for anyone who hasn't read my first post here it is Moving and me (part 1)

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  1. I moved house a few weeks ago with my husband and three year old twins. I went really well. I hope you don't find it too stressful. Thanks for linking up to the #Binkylinky

  2. Aaah bless you — just make a start — one box at a time!! Don't get overfaced with thinking about the WHOLE house!! Just tackle one room at a time, one box at a time. And be ruthless too with things you don't need at your new house. Bin stuff and recycle stuff. You'll get there!! :) Good luck! x Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro |

  3. We moved back in February and it all still feels very raw! We left most of the packing to the last weekend and it was a bit of an ordeal but would I do it any differently. Nah! I'm like you - order of events takes priority ;) Good luck with it all and thanks for linking up love! #Thelist xx