Congratulations. You have purchased your new Falconcrest home, and the big day is approaching. Now what? Firstly, you should think about how your belongings will be transported to your new home. Then, take care of the details and start packing. But not to worry, we’ve prepared a moving checklist to make it even easier.
Start With The Logistics
The first step, decide if you are going to move by yourself or hire professional help. If you are planning to rent a truck, getting quotes from a variety of companies is important to get the best deal. When hiring movers, you won’t have much time to decide, so it is vital to search online for a reputable list of moving companies. The next step is to make the booking, and you are one step closer to the big day.
Get Rid of the Things You Don’t Need
Moving to a new home allows you the luxury of starting fresh. Why bring any items that may clutter your home with unnecessary junk? Give yourself the time to sort through your home and get rid of anything that you don’t need. Additionally, the less you have to pack, the easier packing will be.
Put Together A Moving Essentials Bag
Packing an invaluable essentials bag is important to keep things organized. Fill it with the essentials you can’t afford to misplace — this may include any important documents, chargers, a change of clothes, and vital toiletries. After a long move, the last thing you’ll want to do is rifle through boxes to find what you are looking for.
Take Care of the Details
These details are some of the most important to ensure a smooth transition for the future. Change your address and consider setting up mail forwarding. Arrange for the cut-off/activation dates for your cable, gas, electricity, water, and garbage. You never want to be in a situation where you are searching for your mail. Think ahead.
Start Actively Packing
One week until the move? Start actively packing. Go room by room and pack and label all your stuff. Beforehand, empty all of your larger items — closets, tables, and cupboards to ensure they are empty and clear to transport. Save the rest for the movers. Remember to label them with details so you know exactly where they belong when you move in.
Clean Your Home for the New Tenants
Are new tenants moving in? It’s time to get cleaning. Once all your stuff is packed, do a thorough cleaning, so your home is ready for the next people to move in. Vacuum, dust, and mop the floors so they get that new home feeling when they step inside. You may get a wave of nostalgia as you remember moving into your previous home — imagine how they will feel when they move in as well.
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