Changing homes can be hectic and requires a tremendous amount of time and effort. Since it is quite an extensive procedure, it is very important to pre-plan a couple of months before the big day which would help you avoid any last minute moving complications.
The best way to do so is by creating a personal moving checklist which can involve the following main things:
List of possessions that are to be move
Legal transfer documents
List of equipment needed to move possessions
California55Plus Real Estate has created a checklist that you can use while moving your house. This process is crazy and anything to help maintain moving organization and stress is a handy tool to have.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE THE MOVE FROM
Purchase a calendar to mark reminders linked to house moving including important events, appointments etc.
Make a list of all your possessions and put aside those you intend to keep.
Arrange a yard sale to do away with those possessions which you do not need any more.
Store moving equipment like cartons, duct tapes or plastic bags.
Manage all legal documents you might need during the process including contracts, tax bills etc.
If you are moving to another city or state, apply for the collection of all legal documents from your local schools, hospitals etc.
Make an appointment with a local home moving company for a moving truck and other services.
Inform your employer and submit an application for leave for a couple of days at least.
Three Weeks before Moving:
Contact those you know and inform them about your future house moving.
Contact agencies like the newspaper agency, post office or Telephone Company and inform them about your future change in address.
Inform your local utility providers including electricity, gas and water companies about the decided cutoff date and arrange a new utility start date for your new home.
Two Weeks before Moving:
Go through your personal possessions including clothing. Pack those you intend to take along and donate those you don’t want to keep to a local charity
Deposit important legal documents to a bank for safe keeping.
Pack away any home decorations safely.
One Week before Moving:
Pack items of everyday use. Label them and put them into separately marked cartons and boxes.
Discard extra utensils like pipes, cans or buckets which you do not need to take along.
Make a complete list of essential items you will need in the last week to make sure you do not leave anything behind.
Call a local home services provider in the area you will be moving into and schedule a complete house service including cleaning, washing and pest control spray.
Clean kitchen utensils and remove the plugs a day prior to moving.
The Big Day:
Stay focused and relaxed.
Double check the equipment before loading them into the moving trucks.
Make sure all the cartons are labeled to avoid any confusion.
Switch off all electronic appliances.
Turn off gas lines and water pipes for the home.
Go through the house completely before locking it up to make sure you are not leaving anything behind.
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