For many who are moving house, it’s not a case of finding a new family home, but finding a bedroom that you can call your own for a couple of months or a year before moving on to pastures new. Whether you’re well-versed in regularly moving, or if you’re just discovering the world of shared housing, managing your move and change in living arrangements can be difficult and complicated. To help you get to grips, we’ve come up with some good advice that will help you successfully move and stay organised.
Keeping in Touch
If you’re finding yourself on the move but enjoyed living with your flatmates, then you’ll obviously want to stay in touch. The best way to do this is to be honest! When explaining why you’re moving out make sure that you are clear that you would like to keep in touch, and make sure that you all have up-to-date contact details. If moving nearby, an easy way to start that initial contact is to pop round to check whether any post has been delivered to your old home, or whether you’ve accidentally left something behind.
Whilst popping round to pick up the post from your old place in the first couple of weeks is okay, after a while it can become a chore and a burden for both you and your old housemates. Prevent causing a build-up of post by using Royal Mail’s Redirection service. This will forward all post with your surname on it to your new address, meaning that you won’t lose any important mail or have to bother your old flatmates every time you’re expecting a letter to be delivered there.
Getting to Know You
Even if you’re only going to be living with your new housemates for a couple of months, you should probably still make an effort to get to know them. Make small gestures, such as inviting them out for a drink, or suggesting a house meal. Whilst you may have an abundance of friends, becoming pals with those that you live with can really come in handy when you need a favour.
Keeping Things Safe
There are many positives to moving in with a group of people, from shared bills to cheaper rent, but there are also potentially some negatives. Aside from living with messy people, or those who have conflicting work schedules, you can also come across some more serious issues. Although highly unlikely, you may find yourself living with people who steal or have no respect for your possessions and therefore cause serious damage. Protect your expensive items and your finances from clumsy or unpleasant flatmates by making sure that they are insured.
You should definitely have less things to pack than if you were moving a whole house. Despite this, you should still pack your belongings in a sensible and organised way. Label boxes accordingly with kitchen items in one and shoes in another. Remember not to overfill them, as this could cause them to break and damage your belongings.
Storing your Furniture
The transition between homes is always difficult, and can be more so when you move from furnished to unfurnished properties and vice versa. If you are moving into a furnished place, yet currently have a room filled with your own furniture that you really don’t want to get rid of, then consider placing items into storage. Our storage facilities are perfect for the short term temporary storage of furniture and other household items, meaning that if you find you’re new place has a bed yet don’t want to get rid of yours, then you can place it into our storage until you move on to a new unfurnished home.
Here at Intransit, we’ve got plenty of experience in home and office removals and regularly help move those who live in shared housing. If you’re looking for Wiltshire removal companies that offer storage solutions then why not get in touch using our contact us page.