Archive for July 15, 2008

Relocation Heaps of Tips

I’m so occupied lately and one of the reason is our relocation. Some people thought relocating must be fun and exciting, but for me it’s a bunch of list to do and headache. This has been occupying my brain for the past couple of days, and here’s what I’d learned:

Early termination notification for

  • tenancy
  • gas/electric/telephone
  • consider Termination Fees

–> TIP: You need to keep an organize plan that will help you track all your schedule and activities.


  • Finding Movers to take care of relocating your household goods
  • Packing of household stuff
  • Temporary Storage of your goods

–> TIP: Create a checklist of all your household goods, and send a request for quotation to 2-3 different movers company to get the best deal.

Temporary Accomodation

–> TIP: If you are new to the place, make sure your accommodation is accessible to public transportation, includes internet connection and telephone.

Finding New Place to Move In

  • Search online and schedule for appointment to inspect the place
  • Visit real estate or property management agent office

–> TIP: Make sure you know the requirement ahead of time and print at least 5 copies each of them. Usually, this includes passport/visa details, bank statement, billing statement, employer certificate and etc.

New Place

  • Signing tenancy agreement
  • Settling Amount
  • Reconnection of Gas/Electric/Telephone
  • Sending back the condition report

–> TIP: In condition report, make sure you put everything in notes so it will not deduct those damages after your tenancy term.


  • contacting movers to relocate your household from temporary storage to your new address
  • booking of lift and security (If required)
  • unpacking & fixing
  • buying new stuff again

Lastly, you should have enough funds to take care of everything.