As you get ready to leave your old house and embark on life in your new residence, the final weeks before moving into your new home will be packed with anticipation and maybe a moment of anxiety. The more prepared you are, the smoother the whole experience will be, and the more you understand what to expect during your move, on the day of your settlement, and afterward. Read on to learn more about how you can quickly move to your new home.
Getting Ready to Move
You should have a clear idea of when your home will be ready after buying your new house. A fun but practical step you can take is to print out the floor plan for your new home and then mark it up so that when you’re ready to move, you’ll know ahead of time where it will go. This will help you decide what furniture to store and prepare what you will need to purchase for your new home. This would also make the jobs simpler if you recruit movers, as you will share the floor plan on move-in day with them.
Line Up a Mover
You can start the process of selecting a competent mover, even if you do not have an exact date for your move. In your new neighborhood, get tips from your real estate agent, colleagues, and sales consultant. You should check the references for each mover to make sure that the moving company is licensed. Knowing what kind of security the moving company offers for missing, damaged, or stolen belongings is a vital part of planning your relocation. If you move from one state to another or transfer within your state, state laws affect your safety. Federal and state regulations influence your coverage. Interstate movers must provide both full valuation protection and released value coverage.
You can start packing as early as you want. The faster you start, the easier off you’ll be when you get closer to your transfer. Having a full inventory of your home is a wise way to get started. Not only can this allow you to decide what you want to carry and what you will need to purchase for your new home, but for the movers and your homeowner’s insurance, you will also have this data at your fingertips. There are many methods of taking inventory, like only making a pen and paper chart. For insurance purposes, you can want to take pictures or videotape your possessions, or you can use one of the many inventory applications available.
Update Your Addresses
You should visit your nearest post office location for a change of address form to ensure your mail is sent to your new home. You must also update your address with your credit card companies or other creditors, such as your loan, bank, voting register, and insurance companies. You will need to notify any newsletters you receive at homes such as a journal or magazine or work on utility services in your name.
While on move-in day, you might be surrounded by boxes, take a moment to congratulate yourself on a job well done. You are about to embark on the joy of organizing your house and adding those essential touches that will make it more of your own. I hope this article had helped you make your relocation easy and hassle-free.