Moving Checklist

Buying a new home is exciting – and a big deal. If you’re searching for the perfect place, or you’ve already found it and are under contract, the next step in the process can feel more tedious: moving.

Moving can be stressful, a bit expensive and plenty chaotic. But with some planning, help from friends and a little organization, it doesn’t have to be as hectic as you imagine. Here are some tips to take the stress out of your move:

1. Make a plan of attack – Whether you’re moving across town or across the state lines, you’ll probably want to rent a truck.

2. Prioritize your packing – As you start packing your current home up, designate a few boxes for each room that you’ll need quick access to.

3. Don’t go it alone – Packing is a monumental task. Invite some friends or relatives over, buy some pizza and make it a packing party!

4. Don’t take it all – If you realize you have 10 boxes of clothes and you haven’t worn half of them in a few years, it’s time to part ways.

5. Forward your mail – Believe it or not, people forget to do this all the time!

6. Turn off your utilities – Check with your local utility providers, as well as other services (trash pickup, newspaper delivery, cable/Internet, phone), to inform them that you’re moving.

7. Change your address everywhere else – Contact your bank, credit card companies, healthcare providers, schools, etc. to give them your new address.

8. Be flexible – Closing day can be unpredictable, and sometimes there are delays.

9. Consider hiring a professional house cleaner – Sellers don’t necessarily leave their homes in sparkling condition when they leave.


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Tad D. Braner

Tad D. Braner

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