- Published: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 07:10
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Because moving to a “Dream Home” shouldn’t seem like a “Nightmare”.
1 month before
• Make reservations for moving services and make a list of all items to be moved •Notify creditors etc. of your move. Begin submitting change of address forms to them and to your local post office. • Send/email announce- ments to friends, relatives •If you have children, be sure to request all of the necessary documents for transferring schools. • Gather all important personal documents, medical/dental records, insurance policies, etc. • Begin packaging seldom- used items. Consider hold- ing a garage sale and/or donate those items you won’t be moving. • Arrange connect and disconnect dates with telephone, cable/ satellite/ internet service providers and utility companies.
2 weeks before
•Clear up any outstanding accounts. •Transfer checking and savings accounts to your new location. • Return borrowed items including library books and retrieve loaned items. • Arrange for pet travel, if necessary. • Cancel/transfer any membership fees or prescriptions (ask your doctor for assistance). • Service your car - especially if traveling any distance and/or moving to a new climate • Dispose of flammable liquids such as spray paints, solvents, and gas in lawn mowers, etc. • To avoid costly deposits, request “Perfect Payment Record” letters from your utility companies. • If you’re planning to stop overnight, be sure to make reservations for accommo- dations for you, your family & your pet(s). Moving Checklist Because moving to a “Dream Home” shouldn’t seem like a “Nightmare”.
1 week before
• Clean appliances - don’t forget to clean the oven and defrost the refrigerator. •Start packing clothes. Remember to prepare “arrival kits” of essential items you’ll need when you get to your new home (toiletries, medicines, paper plates, tp, snacks, phone/ electronic device chargers, etc.). •Pick-up dry cleaning, if necessary. • If moving into a pre- owned home, make sure the locks on all the doors have been changed. Moving Day • Double check all the shelves, closets, cabinets to make sure nothing is left behind. Look through the garage, attic and basement. • Turn off all lights, close & lock windows & doors. •Leave the keys with your REALTOR®. • At your new home, make sure the circuit breakers & gas/pilot lights are all on. • Make sure your wi-fi / telephone/cable/satellite/internet services are working.
Whatever your destination, have a safe move and ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!
Courtesy of www.move2oregon.com