Last Day In Your Home Checklist

You did it! You sold your home, the deal has closed, and now you’re standing in your empty home preparing to say your goodbyes. It’s the end of an era, but the start of a new adventure. This is an exciting, but sometimes daunting, challenge. If you’re anxious you’re forgetting something or missing an important step of the moving process, here is a checklist for your last day in your hold home: 

1). Make sure you have everything packed and moved. Do a couple of final walkthroughs just to be sure you haven’t missing anything. Make sure to review your closing contracts closely to make sure you don’t take anything with you that was on contract to say with the home, such as a trampoline or microwave. 

2). Make sure the home is clean and ready for it’s new owners. After years of living somewhere, dust and dirt build up; even with the most scrupulous cleaners. We recommend hiring a professional cleaning team to come in so that you have one less thing to do. 

3). Turn off everything. Make sure to contact waterworks, electricity and gas to either turn off the services to turn them over to the new owners. Shut all water valves and make sure windows and doors are locked and sealed correctly. 

4). Leave all necessary keys and information. On the counter, or someplace obvious, leave items such as the garage door opener, tool shed key, home fixture remotes, etc. You should also leave copies of warranties for appliances or instruction manuals for fixtures where available. Don’t forget to lock the door when you leave for the last time!

5). Close all your accounts and change all of your address information. Make sure to close accounts with local businesses, the community center, utility providers, etc. that you won’t be working with anymore. You’ll also need to change the address on your ID, bills, banking, etc. This can be a long process!

Moving is a lot of work, but you’re near the end! Take a deep breath; you’ve got this.

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