You may be newly single and that is why you need to check out this article, but for those who needs to move out of their girlfriend home. This article will help you, I give you a checklist at the bottom of this article.
1.Make a Plan
Moving out of your girlfriend’s apartment is not something to be taken lightly. The process will be difficult and emotional for both you and her. Take some time to consider what you’re doing, and why it’s necessary. This will help your ex-girlfriend understand your decision, and make it easier for her to move on herself.
2. Call Her
Once you’ve made the decision to move out, call your girlfriend and tell her that you need to talk to her in person. Do not break up with her over the phone or by text message. If you do this, she might be tempted to call or text you repeatedly, which will make moving out more difficult.
3.Ask If You Can Come Over
Once you have called your girlfriend, ask if you can come over and talk with her in person. Don’t just surprise her by showing up at her door — let her know that you want to meet with her so that she isn’t caught off guard when you arrive. If she won’t let you come over (which is unlikely), then go ahead and show up at the door anyway, but be prepared for things to get ugly if she refuses to let you in or talk with you.
4. Cleaning Up
Before you move out, you need to clean the apartment so that it looks as if you never lived there. Remove all of your belongings and make sure the place is spotless. You can even take it a step further by painting walls or replacing carpet if something was damaged during your stay. Some states even require that tenants leave the unit in better condition than when they moved in.
5. Give Notice
You need to notify your landlord in writing that you’re moving out of the apartment. In most cases, you’ll be required to give notice at least 30 days prior to vacating the unit. This gives your landlord sufficient time to find a new tenant, as well as plan for any repairs or upgrades needed before the new tenant moves in. If you’re on a month-to-month lease, most states will require 60 days’ notice before vacating the apartment.
6. Arrange to get your mail forwarded
Go to your local post office and fill out a change of address form. You can also do this online at the USPS website. The last thing you want is to miss an important bill or letter because you didn’t let people know you moved.
7. Transfer utilities and services
Make sure all utilities (electricity, gas, water) are transferred into your name before the move-out date. If it’s a shared apartment, then one or two bills are probably still in her name. Contact the respective companies and have them transferred into your name; if you’re still living there, they will be able to turn them on right away! Remember to get your security deposits back as well.8. Pick a Move-Out Date
Determine how long you have to move out of your girlfriend’s apartment. You should have at least a week to move, but if she wants you out immediately or you’re breaking up, give her as much notice as possible. Whatever date you pick, the key is to keep that date and stick to it.
8. Sell Your Stuff
Even if you’re moving into a studio, chances are you have some things — clothing, furniture, dishes, etc. — that won’t fit or that don’t reflect your new bachelor status. Sell them. This will give you the extra cash for moving expenses and for any essential purchases you need once you get settled in your new place (e.g., kitchenware). It’s also good to have some cash on hand for unexpected expenses like a broken lease or security deposit.
9.Start Packing Early
Don’t wait until the last minute. If you do, it will be chaotic and stressful. It will also be difficult to get everything moved out in time. If you pack your stuff early, then you can move it out little by little without any hassle or stress.
10. Hire Movers or Rent a Truck
Contact local moving companies to get quotes on their services. Call movers and ask for the price of a full-service move, which typically includes packing belongings, transporting them and unpacking them at the new location. Consider this option if you have heavy furniture that would be difficult to transport yourself; are pressed for time and won’t be able to pack your belongings ahead of time; or don’t want to lift heavy boxes on your own.
Visit local rental companies to find out how much they charge for moving trucks. Inquire about mileage costs in addition to hourly fees, as well as discounts for returning the truck in less than 24 hours.
11. Clean Out Your Storage Space
The first thing you should do is clean out your storage space. If you’ve been living with your girlfriend for any length of time, chances are good that you have been using her storage space as well. It may be a closet or even the garage.
You need to get rid of all the stuff that has been sitting around for months or even years now. If it’s in good condition and she wants it, by all means pack it up and take it with you. Otherwise, donate it or throw it away (depending on the condition).
12.Return your keys
The first thing to do is return your keys. This may seem obvious, but it has to be done. Depending on how things went down, the key exchange may be awkward or even hostile. If you are on good terms with your ex, then just arrange to meet up somewhere convenient and exchange the keys. If she is upset and does not want to see you in person, then drop them off at a friend’s place and ask them to get them to her. Or mail them if necessary.
This guide will hopefully help you through the process of moving out of your girlfriend’s apartment. I’ve been there, and it can be a confusing, frustrating task – however by following these simple steps I have made the process much smoother.