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Home Moving Checklist

Home Moving Checklist

There is no denying that moving homes is one of the more stressful things that any of us do, but the harsh reality is that we tend to make it a whole lot harder on ourselves than it needs to be. What usually occurs is a mad, last minute scramble as we try to get all of our ducks in a row at home and at the new location. The easiest way to make sure that things go easier is to create a checklist that will contain all that needs to be done. The best way to set up this list is to break it into three separate parts: before you leave, moving day, and at your new home.

Let’s start by taking a look at some of the things that you will need to take care off before the move is made. One of the most important things to do is register your new address with the post office, so that your mail is forwarded, as well as with your financial institution and any other lenders. You will also need to talk to the utilities companies about either shutting down your service or transferring it to your new location. If you are moving well out of your current area, you may want to talk to your doctor and dentist about referrals at your new location.

The checklist is not going to be the same for everyone, so try to think of as many things as possible to add to it. For example, if you have kids and pets, you will want to make sure that they are looked after as part of the move. Check out schools at your new location and see if there are any pet restrictions that might cause a problem. Arrange to have your old home cleaned and get all of your appliances serviced before you move them. One final thing you should do is clearly mark boxes that contain items you will need as soon as you arrive.

On moving day, check all closets to see that you haven’t missed anything, and then make hotel reservations along the way if your trip is more than a day long. Let friends or relatives know your plans for the move, just in case an emergency should arise. All of your valuable and important documents should be carried by you and not just loaded onto a truck. Leave you old keys behind in a place where the new tenants can easily find them.

At the other end, you should arrange to have someone meet you at your new location, especially if you don’t have the keys yet. Make sure that all the utilities are scheduled to be on when you arrive. You will pretty quickly need to look at updating your driver’s license with your new address, as well as having it changes to your current state, if moving to a new one. If your kids are already registered at school, consider taking them by for a visit so that they can check it out.

Again, the items listed above may or may not apply to you, and we may have missed many that do. Use this as a rough starting point -for your moving checklist and add to it as you see fit.

Feel free to contact us directly if you would like a copy of the checklist or if you have any home buying or financing questions at 678-835-8792 or email us by clicking on the contact button on the top right.

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