Moving Day Checklist

There are a lot of things to remember to do when you are moving. This is why it is so important to be working with a real estate professional. They can guide you, give you advice and help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. Here is a list of some things to remember and take into careful consideration as you begin the moving process:

Organizing your Move:

  • Get estimates from different moving companies to see what works best for your budget. Make sure you also read their online reviews to ensure high quality movers. Once you have picked a mover, arrange the payment method. Two weeks before your move call and confirm the date and time they will be arriving.

  • Sell, give away and discard belongings you don’t want to bring to your new home. As you go through things, begin packing them up. Make sure to make detailed lists of what exactly is in each box. Also make sure you set aside some basics (clothes, toiletries, a single set of dishes) to take with you so for your first night before unpacking everything else.

  • Cancel memberships and subscriptions that are location specific (clubs, community associations, etc.), get medial and school records, change anything that has your address attached to it, etc.. Basically, you are erasing anything attached to your current address. It sounds a lot sadder than it actually is.

  • Make sure that between you, the people moving into your old house and the people moving out of your new house, no move in-move out dates conflict. Finalize any travel plans (flights, hotel reservations) and get ready for a brand new start!

One Last Thing:

  • Scrub your house from top to bottom! Do any last minute repairs, steam clean the carpets, wipe down the walls, mow the lawn one last time, etc.. Think of it as your farewell gift to your old home.

  • Turn down heat, turn off the water and make sure all lights are off.

  • Keep personal luggage away from movers, along with the box of things for your first night that we mentioned above. Be on hand to help movers and ensure that everything gets packed. Keep an eye on any fragile boxes.

  • Do one final sweep of the house to make sure you didn’t forget anything! Once you have handed over the keys you are good to go.

Good luck on your move and say hello to your new home sweet home

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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