Your Essential Moving Checklist

by Administrator 13. February 2018 18:41

Relocating can be a fun and memorable experience if done in an organized way. If moving is on the cards for you then there are some things that will make moving easier, if done well in advance. It is best to jot down a checklist of some important tasks to be done before the final day.
 
The best way to go about moving is to make a week by week plan. Based on this practical approach, here is a checklist that will help you prioritize important things to be done before moving.

1. Planning goes a long way in ensuring effective relocation. Start searching for a new home, about two months prior to moving. Contact a reliable real estate agent for the same. Make a list of possessions you intend to take along. Evaluate different moving options and make up your mind on whether you would like to move on your own or with professional help.

2. Approximately six weeks before moving, get an estimate of the relocation costs from reliable movers. If you wish to do the moving by yourself, compare the rates of different rental truck companies. Formulate a budget and once that’s done, book a moving company that fits in your budget or a rental truck for the moving day.

3. Before moving, notify your property owner, employer, bank, family physician and children’s school authorities about your intention to move soon. Request for your family’s medical records and school records. If you have decided as to which city you would like to live in, start looking for a personal physician and school for your kids at this stage. If you’ve got a pet, get its check-up done and collect its vaccination records and health certificates from your vet.

4. Start getting rid of unwanted clutter. Sell unwanted items online, donate them or simply distribute them to friends and family. Start packing important items early to avoid last minute anxiety. If you have subscribed to any delivery services or club and organization memberships, this is the time to unsubscribe from them. Clean up your drawers, medicine cabinets, backyard storage shed etc.

5. Get your car serviced if you have to travel to the new destination by road. If you will be flying to a new city, book your ticket in time and arrange with an auto transporter to get your car shipped.

6. The last stages of moving involve confirming with the moving company if everything is as per the plan. Finalize your packing and label all the packages properly. For those with kids and pets, it is advisable to hire a sitter for moving day. Clean and defrost your refrigerator, empty and clean other kitchen appliances, and disassemble large pieces of furniture. Keep valuables and important documents in your custody.

7. On the moving day, take one last look around you for items you might have forgotten, read paperwork that you have to sign carefully, keep refreshments and cash handy, and let your truck driver know your new address and phone number. Last but not the least hand over the keys to the property owner.

We, at Cloud Real Estate, offer a wide range of real estate services in Killeen, TX. For more information visit 1703 South W.S. Young Drive Killeen, Texas 76543 or call at (254) 690-3311.

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