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?
Have a clear out with Junkbusters
Run by the Community Wardens in partnership with the University of Birmingham, 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 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. Find out what can and can’t be donated on the B30 website.
Cancel your bills and broadband
Using your meter readings, let your utility and broadband companies know that you are moving address. You can close the account completely and open a new one in your new home, or you can simply let them know that you are moving and that you wish to transfer the account.
Don’t forget any accounts that you share with your housemates, such as streaming services, your TV license, or subscription boxes. If you’re changing who you live with, make sure any credit is split evenly before you go your separate ways.