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Getting Ready to Move? Here’s a Checklist!

February 25, 2013 by SMGVegas in Market News with 0 Comments

4 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE

__ Set up a “move” file or folder

__ Set up a “move” calendar.

__ Have a garage sale.

__ Collect financial, tax and employment documentation needed for your loan.

__ Donate un-needed furniture to charity.

__ Contact insurance company to transfer policies (life, auto, homeowners).

__ Contact doctors, dentists for copies of medical records.

__ Contact schools for copies of student records.

3 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE

__ Review tax deductions on moving expenses.

__ Arrange cut-off date for utility companies (telephone, gas, electricity, water, garbage, cable television).

__ Call friends and relatives to let them know you are moving.

__ Request change of address kit from post office.

__ Check out voter registration information for the new area.

2 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE

__ Transfer stocks, bonds, bank accounts and contents of safe deposit boxes.

__ Prepare a list of clothing that will not be packed with household goods.

__ Take time to check off previous listed items while you still have time!

1 WEEK PRIOR TO MOVE

__ Label items you will need to access easily and place them in separate room or closet.

__ Clean out your refrigerator and let it air out at least 24 hours before moving.

__ Drain outdoor equipment: Water hoses, propane tank from BBQ grill, gas and oil from lawnmowers.

__ Discard all aerosols, paint, oils, and other flammable or toxic chemicals.

__ Schedule with utility companies to have utilities turned on at your new home.

MOVING OUT DAY

__ RELAX!!!

__ Remember, items packed last will be unloaded first.

__ Conduct a final review of the house, including attic, stairwells, closets, cupboards, storage, garage, and behind doors.

MOVING IN DAY

__ Have the house ready for delivery prior to the truck’s arrival.

__ Take a break, sit back, relax and ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!!

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