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Moving Etiquette From Removalists Western Sydney: The Dos and Don’ts of Moving Out

Moving Etiquette From Removalists Western Sydney: The Dos and Don’ts of Moving Out

Are you moving out of a house in Western suburbs of Sydney? Be it a rental, a share house, or you sold are you wondering what rules surround moving out? Here’s a guide from a skilled removalists in Western Sydney that will give you some etiquettes, or unwritten rules that you should treat as a guide for your move out. 

DON’T Leave Rubbish or Unwanted Items Behind

We get it. Sometimes you’re moving so much stuff and in such a rush that you don’t bring everything with you. You might think: “well maybe the new people could use that”. Trust us, if you don’t think it’s worth bringing with you, they will not want it either. This leads us into our next point: 

DO Only Leave Behind Something Useful or Specific to the Property

You absolutely can leave some things behind. But they either need to be genuinely useful, or be specific to the maintenance or care of the property, such as a laminate floor polish or a tin of paint that matches the colour of the feature wall. 

DO Use a Checklist

And add this to the Moving Checklist : change addresses with everyone and anyone who could send you mail. We’ve all been there. Living somewhere for 6 months or more and STILL receiving mail for the previous occupant. This is manageable when it’s the odd letter, we know that slips through. But it’s awful when there’s a knock on the door from bailiffs. Change your address!

DON’T Move Out at Unsociable Hours

You might not have total control of this. But essentially you should try not to have a big removal truck before 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends, or much after 7pm on weekends and 9pm on weekdays if possible. Just a thought from us. 

DON’T Break Lease

Again, depending on situation, you might not have much control over this. But believe me, there is a knock on effect to this. You could be called to tribunal (small claims court) to cover this cost, or if not, it may affect your rating in the tenancy database, therefore impacting your chances of being accepted on future applications. 

DO Have Everything Out BEFORE Settlement Day

This is the day when the house no longer belongs to you. Moving into a new home on settlement day tends to be one of the most stressful days of our lives, and nothing makes it worse than to be delayed by the seller who hasn’t move their stuff out properly by the day. 

DO Organise a Thorough Clean and Fixing ALL Damages

This one is part of tenancy lease agreements anyway, and usually part of the contract of sale too. But we need to talk about it anyway. Always clean the property thoroughly when you move out, nobody wants to move into a filthy or messy place. If you have put a small cosmetic hole in the wall, get it fixed, or if a door handle is loose, just tighten the screws. If you are vacating a lease then chances are you will forfeit part or all of your bond, and if you are moving out following a sale, there’s a chance that settlement will be delayed or reneged on totally if you don’t. 

We hope these unwritten rules of etiquette help you in your move out process. Remember, these are mostly just unwritten rules – but the thing with unwritten rules is that sometimes they are more important than the written ones.

Bill Chen

Meet The Author - Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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