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Buying a home can be an exciting and emotional experience. As local experts, you can rely on us to guide you through the process so you can feel comfortable and confident each step of the way.
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Two months before your move
Start A File:
Create a “moving” file to keep track of vendor quotes, receipts and other records associated with your move.
Create A Budget:
Moving can be expensive! Evaluate your resources and establish a realistic budget for making your move.
Contact reputable moving companies to provide an in-home estimate. If you’re planning a DIY move, compare quotes from truck rental companies in your area.
A month before the move
Get Some Help:
Select a moving company and reserve your moving date. Some moving companies will even help you pack!
Order boxes and other supplies such as tape, bubble wrap, labels and permanent markers.
Sort & Purge:
It's a great time to get organized! Start sorting your closets, the garage and the attic.
Out With The Old:
Host a garage sale or donate your unwanted things to charity.
Update School Records:
If you have kids that are in school, arrange to transfer school records.
Change Your Address:
Pick up a change of address form from your local post office, or
change your address online
Put Out The Word:
Notify charge accounts, insurance companies, health-care providers and other organizations of your pending change of address.
Two weeks before your move
Box It Up:
Begin boxing up your belongings, starting with items you won't need to use for a few weeks.
Label Your Life:
Make unpacking easier by labeling boxes with the room they belong in.
Schedule disconnects for utilities such as gas, electric, water, and telephone service. Arrange any refunds that are due and schedule connections for your new residence.
Cancel newspapers, Internet, cable TV, security, pest control, cleaning help, lawn maintenance and any other services you subscribe to.
Take A Day:
Notify your team that you'll be out of the office.
The week of your move
Take Out The Laundry:
Empty dresser drawers, cabinets, and other storage spaces and ensure that all furniture is empty.
The Survival Kit:
Pack a suitcase with items you can't live without until you get moved in and unpacked.
Clean out the refrigerator, wipe down the sink and perform a final cleaning of your home.
Book A Sitter:
Arrange any moving-day needs for the kids and pets.
Double-check The Details:
Reconfirm the moving company's arrival time and other details.
The day before your move
Stash some cash, which may come in handy for a post-move pizza at the end of a long day!
Be sure to get a good night's sleep!
Don't forget to say goodbye to your neighbors!
Final Walk Through:
Do a final walk of your home, turn off the lights and thermostat and lock all the windows and outside doors.
Before the movers leave, be sure to take an inventory of all your belongings to ensure nothing is missing.