Phrasal Verbs for Moving House

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Here is the list of phrasal verbs related to moving house:

  • Clear out
  • Give away
  • Go through
  • Look for
  • Move in
  • Move out
  • Pack up
  • Put away
  • Sort out
  • Tidy up
  • Throw away

Clear out

Meaning: to remove all the things from a place.

  • It took us two days to clear out our old flat.
  • We decided to clear out a guest room and use it as a study.

Phrasal verbs for moving house

Give away

Meaning: to give the things we no longer need to someone or to a charity.

  • I was clearing out my wardrobe and I’ve got some things to give away.
  • We have some baby clothes to give away.

Go through

Meaning: to look at something carefully.

  • Sara went through the things she packed to make sure she didn’t forget anything.
  • You should go through all the drawers and bins and try to find the camera.

Look for

Meaning: to search.

  • Don’t wait for me. I’ll be looking for a flat.
  • The Petersons are renting while they are looking for a house to buy.

Move in

 Meaning: to start living in a new home.

  • Our new neighbours moved in last week.
  • We’ve bought a flat and we’re moving in on Saturday.

Phrasal verbs for moving house

Move out

Meaning: to leave your old home.

  • Fiona is moving out of her flat next month. 
  • They are thinking of moving out to the country.

Pack up

Meaning: to put your things into bags and boxes before moving out.

  • I’m going to pack up in the afternoon and I’m moving out at the weekend.
  • When packing up, it is important not to mix things from different rooms in the same box.

Put away

Meaning: to put something in a place where you usually keep it.

  • When they moved in, Sandra put away all the toiletries where they belonged.
  • She put away her clothes and shoes.

Sort out

Meaning: to organize your things.

  • Peter sorted out his books and photographs into two separate piles.
  • You should sort out all your things and put them into plastic bags and boxes before moving out.

Phrasal verbs for moving house

Tidy up

Meaning: to make a place tidy.

  • Once you put your things where they belong, you need to tidy up the place.
  • Could you help me tidy up this mess in the kitchen?

Throw away

Meaning: to get rid of the things by putting them into the rubbish.

  • Moving house is a great opportunity to throw away all the things you don’t need.
  • When you unpack the boxes, throw them away or put them into recycling bins.
Phrasal Verbs for Moving House

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