Monday 7 September 2015

Moving out for the first time || Organisation Tips || What do I need to bring!?

Hello my darlings, 

A couple of weeks ago I posted a post about where to start when planning on moving out for the first time. All the things you will need the think about and do when trying to find accommodation , If you have not read it yet you can just click on this link Moving out for the first time!? What do I need to know!? This is a follow up post.

So in this post I will be talking about what you need to do when you have found the perfect place and you are planning on moving in!

All the paperwork

At this point you will probably have contracts signed and all the things I talked about in my last post all talked over with landlord but if not now is the time to do! There needs to be no ambiguity or misunderstandings.

* Tip* Before you move anything in walk around with your camera phone or camera but make sure the date is visable and take photos of any damage that you could be liable for later! I was told this tip but did not do it and it came back to bite me.

I moved into a flat and there were some problems with the place (minor but still) my roommate and I communicated this with a certain letting agency that we were renting with and they assured us they would send someone around to take a look and fix the problems. They did send someone, once and he took a list and never came back, we rang a few times just to be told he would be around again... never saw him... At the end of our lease they would not return our deposit in full as they claimed we had done this damage!! crazy right! We protested and made our case very clear but as we had no proof there was not much we could do about the situation. So let this be a lesson to you guys and girls out there. People are not always trustworthy and you cannot always rely on peoples word. sometimes you need proof! and if the photo is dated to the day you moved in then there is not much anyone can do to refute it!      

What are you going to take with you?

Lists, Lists & more Lists 

From the initial viewing of the house you will know what you are working with when it comes to household Items. Most places will be fully furnished and will have everything you need in the common areas of the house such as glasses and crockery in the kitchen as well as appliances but sometimes you may have to pop into the 2 euro and pick up bits and pieces. 

My advice is to work in categories to avoid forgetting anything - Mine would be

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Essential (Need immediately for first night if unable to unpack all straight away) 
  • Clothes
  • Makeup 
  • Skincare
  • Haircare
  • Technology 
  • Need to buy        

It seems like a lot but if you use them as a reference guide it will be easier to pack and easier to find everything afterwards! 

Colour Coding

Another way of doing it is colour coding your boxes. You can pick up coloured stickers or pens in a 2 euro store and use different colour for each category!

Essentials not to be forgotten 

Here is an idea of some things that should be on your lists


If not already provided
  • Glasses / cups / mugs
  • crockery
  • utensils
  • chopping board
  • oven glove
  • tea towels
  • kitchen paper
  • grease proof paper
  • tin foil
  • drying tray for washed items
  • kitchen cleaning products


  • Bathroom cleaning products
  • toilet brush
  • hand soap
  • hand towel
  • toilet roll

Essential for the first night

This is essentially just and overnight you would pack if you were staying anywhere for just one night.
  • pjamas
  • change of clothes
  • technology / with chargers
  • bed clothes
  • toiletries (including toilet roll)
  • makeup (optional)
  • food for the day/night
  • book (or anything else that would make you feel comfortable on your first night)

Clothes, Makeup, Skincare & Haircare

One of my points on a previous post - The Upside to Moving  I said that one of the great things about moving is you get the chance to go through all of your belongs and throw away anything that you no longer have any use for anymore. You can give them to friends, charity or sell them and make a bit of cash for yourself. Either way you get to downsize and feel much freer and more organised for doing so. Plus it also means there is now more space in the closet to make a few more purchases (a trip to Pennys maybe..?)

The only real advice I can give you is be as organised as you can and do it as early as you can. If you leave it until the last min you will be so stressed out & end up making silly mistakes or forgetting things that are very important. If you start planning a week or two in advance it will take the pressure off and you will thank yourself when you are sitting in your new living room enjoying a nice cup of tea!! (Dont forget to add teabags to the list!)      

Are you moving out soon or have you recently?
Have you any tips for moving?

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