10 Tips to Move from Abu Dhabi to Dubai with RoommatesE. Ali
The process of moving can be a rollercoaster of emotions. There’s anticipation to make the new home yours and perhaps sadness at leaving what you’ve already mastered. When you’re moving in with roommates, there’s an additional layer of planning to ensure that you’re all at the same level and ready to ensure a smooth move. Here are some tips on how to stay in with roommates and ensure an easy move.
Make sure to check in with each other regularly
It’s easy to overlook important tasks like canceling bills during all the hustle and bustle of moving and some of the people living sharing your home may be struggling with the packing and other obligations like work. It is important to keep in touch regularly with your friends in the form of home meetings or by text.
Keep each other up-to-the-minute on what’s been completed and what’s still to be resolved and provide support if members of the group are experiencing difficulties.
Allow yourself more time
Instead of thinking of it as a moving day instead, think of it as the week of moving. Cleaning, packing, and unpacking could be tedious. Take a look at how much time you’ll require, then increase the amount. The extra time gives you some breathing space if anything goes wrong and hopefully helps you feel more relaxed.
If you’re able to make it work, you should arrange an overlap of leases of at most a few days so that you don’t have to leave and then move into your new home in one long day. Make time off your job and spread the packing across several weeks taking a small step at one period.
Talk about bills in the early stages
The process of negotiating bills can be a challenge and putting it off until the last minute can result in a cost to you should services not be canceled at the right time. Most utility companies need a minimum of one month’s notice before the date you leave to ensure that you factor this in. Also, be aware that you may be subject to an additional charge for cancellations if you cancel your service before the expiration date of your contract.
Living with roommates can add layer of concern since different bills may be in the names of different people and only the person who holds the account can cancel the service. Determine who is in charge of each bill and allocate the responsibility by.
Make a list of the most important tasks
Grab the pens and papers out and begin to think about the things that need to be completed. Who’s going to pay the charges? Who’s going to collect all the boxes for moving? If you need one, who will arrange it with the moving firm?
When you discuss who’s responsible for what and how you’ll divide the tasks, you’ll ease some tension and create a timeline and plan together. You can also save your list to the fridge to let everyone check off tasks after they’re done.
Sort out your belongings
Sharing a room with roommates usually means that you share the cost of some big-ticket things. Due to this, there could be a lot of things that you have in your home without an identifiable who owns it. It’s possible that you’ve been able to purchase tables or couches and if you’re moving into new homes, you’ll need to decide who’s going to take what.
If you’re forced to rid your house of clutter and walk through each room and take an outline of who’s going to get each item. This can help stop any last-minute disputes regarding who will keep the television.
Remember to eat
Moving particularly when you’re moving with roommates can be chaotic. In the chaos of moving, it’s easy to lose track of food. However, you must replenish the calories that you burn by when you lift all the boxes! There’s a good chance you won’t want to pack your kitchen items or cooking, so make sure you have several takeaway menus in your area available.
Consider whether you will require an expert moving service
A third party to take care of everything heavy lifting is an effective method to ease stress. If you choose to engage a professional moving company in Dubai, be sure to make an appointment at least 30 days ahead of time for moving long distances or two weeks before for local moves.
If you’re strapped for cash and hiring a professional to move isn’t feasible, solicit the assistance of the most family and friends’ relatives as possible and borrow or rent the largest van your budget will allow. The more people that are willing to help to ease the burden, the less exhausted and tired you as well as your roommates.
Agree to a moving budget
Moving can be expensive particularly when you have to include expenses like transportation, gas, and even food. To avoid a dispute over who will pay for pizza when you’re tired and are surrounded by boxes that have been packed halfway make a joint fund for you and your roommates that you can draw from.
Think about employing a cleaner
Cleaning the house thoroughly clean after leaving can be beneficial in obtaining the full security deposit.
When it’s time for the big tidy up the entire household is likely to feel exhausted after a long day of rearranging boxes, and the most important thing to do is clean. Also, keeping a clean common house can be difficult even at times particularly when people have different opinions about what constitutes “clean.” But if you’re all united it’s affordable to pay a professional or a team of cleaners to arrive and complete thorough work on the empty house.
Explore the world when you’re done
Moving from one place to another is quite a task. After you’ve settled, think about rewarding yourself with a new adventure whether it’s a getaway weekend or a night out on the streets in the downtown area. Looking forward to something exciting to look forward to will assist in keeping you focused throughout the challenges and trials of moving. If you have roommates who are headed to different places or locations, having a joint night out with them will allow you to stay connected.
While you’re in the move-in process, make sure to keep in touch and communicate with the roommates you share as often as you can to make sure you’re on the same and the same page. With the help of these suggestions, you’ll be more ready to settle in with your roommates.
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