Counting Down the Moving Day to Your New Treasure Coast Home
Whether you’re moving across country or just a few blocks, moving can be stressful. Planning and preparing in advance for the big day can make all the difference in the world. Here’s a helpful checklist to keep on hand during the weeks prior to MOVING DAY!
Change your address with the post office, credit cards, magazines, etc.
Clean or repair any furniture, curtains, appliances, holes in walls, etc. that need it.
If moving yourself, figure out how many boxes you may need. And don’t forget to figure in those non-boxable items you’ll be moving and how much space they’ll take up. You may need to contact the rental company and adjust the size of moving van you’ll be renting and they may have tips on calculating space.
Get moving supplies: Boxes (plan on more than you think you’ll need), furniture pads, dolly, packing tape, bubble wrap (for breakables such as mirrors and vases), labels, crumpled newspaper, scissors, utility knife, markers.
Begin packing items you won’t need right away. Be sure to not “over pack” a box so that it’s too heavy to lift or may not stay together.
Cancel services and utilities at your current location, and a start date at your new location. Services could include newspapers, home security, garbage collection, cable TV, lawn or snow removal, cleaning services. Utilities you’ll need to contact include local and long distance telephone, electrical, gas/fuel oil, and water/sewer.
Arrange to transfer all of your bank accounts to a new bank or branch location. This includes canceling any direct deposits or automatic withdrawals. Also close local charge accounts if moving to a new city. Move your money before you have to move.
Make special arrangements to move your pets and notify your veterinarian.
Hopefully you have pre-signed your closing papers so you don’t have to attend one-if not two-closings.
If moving yourself, pick up the truck early.
Number and make a list of every box and its contents so you can find things easily.
Check your old house to make sure you’ve turned off water and no leave-behind appliances are running.
Inspect basement, attic and garage. Lock windows and doors.
Pack a “handy items box” for your first night and day in your new home. It should include: scissors, utility knife, cups, paper plates and towels, toilet paper, snacks and portable beverages, soap, pens and paper, local phone book, tape, bath towels, trash bags, toiletries, sponge and shelf liner.
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