Let’s first decide if you’re actually going to move out or not –
how did this year go?
Did you and your housemates get on with each other?
Was it easy to keep to a cleaning rota?
Has your landlord or property management agency been helpful and approachable?
Were the rent and bills affordable?
If you’re not happy with the situation you have now, then change it and start looking for a new property, maybe with new housemates. Simply visit the Looking for your new home section if you need a reminder on where to start.
If you’ve decided you want to stay with exactly the same people in exactly the same place, you can tell your lettings agent or landlord and re-sign the contract for another 12 months. Make sure you get your contract checked again, even if you have been told it’s exactly the same.
Have a clear out with Junkbusters
Run by the Community Wardens, Junkbusters allows you to donate your unwanted items at the end of the year without cluttering up the streets.
You can request donation bags from British Heart Foundation to be delivered to your door and volunteers will pick up when they’re full – you may even see our milk float, the Green Machine, driving around Selly Oak to collect all the bags for the charity.
You can also donate sealed, non-perishable food items to the B30 Foodbank which will have a stall set up in Selly Oak on Junkbusters collection days – for more information about what can and can’t be donated, see the B30 website.
Clean from top to bottom
Get some serious cleaning supplies and grab your rubber gloves – over the year, your property will inevitably have built up some mess and dirt that will need cleaning away if you want to keep your deposit. Share these jobs out among everyone, even if some people are leaving before others, to make sure everybody does their fair share.
Complete this checklist as you go to make sure you’ve cleaned everything!
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