Preparing to move can be a daunting task, but follow the steps below or download our Moving Checklist and it might not seem as overwhelming.
SETTING UP TO MOVE:
__ Set up a “move” file or folder.
__ Set up a “move” calendar.
__ Have a garage sale.
__ Collect financial documentation needed for your loan.
__ Donate un-needed furniture to charity.
__ Contact insurance company to transfer policies (life, auto, homeowners).
__ Contact doctors, dentists for copies of medical records.
__ Contact schools for copies of student records.
PREPARING TO MOVE:
__ Review tax deductions on moving expenses.
__ Arrange cut-off date for utility companies (phone, gas, electricity, water, garbage, cable)
__ Call friends and relatives – let them know – moving.
__ Request change of address kit from post office.
__ Check out voter registration info for the new area.
__ Transfer stocks, bonds, bank accounts & deposit boxes.
__ Prepare a list of clothing that will not be packed.
__ Take time to check off previous listed items.
IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO MOVE:
__ Label items you will need to access place them in separate room or closet.
__ Clean out your refrigerator & air out 24 hrs before move.
__ Drain outdoor equipment: (hoses, propane tanks, gas and oil from lawnmower’s).
__ Discard aerosols, paint, oils, & flammable or toxic items.
__ Schedule utility Co’s to have turned on at new home.
MOVING OUT DAY:
__ Remember, items packed last will be unloaded first.
__ Conduct a final review of the house including:
MOVING IN DAY:
__ Have house ready for delivery prior to the truck’s arrival.
__ Take a break, sit back, relax.
ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!! Take the stress out of moving by being organized! Give us a call if there’s anything we can do.