You’ve Sold Your Home – Now What? Top Moving Tips You Need to Know
The ink is dry on the real estate agreement to sell your home. You’ve found a buyer and you’re dreading all the tasks you have to accomplish in order to vacate your home. Instead of becoming overwhelmed at the work ahead of you, approach moving day in a methodical manner. Consider the following tips to make sure your real estate move is as simple as possible:
– Keep a list of contact information related to your move. From the after-hours help line for the moving company to the home inspection agency, you want all important contact data in one place. Keep this information in one file on your smartphone so you know you’ll always have this crucial data close at hand.
– If you’re moving to a new city, you need to think about finding new healthcare providers. Doctors, dentists, and chiropractors are just a few of the new contacts you’ll need to source. Don’t wait until you’re all moved into your new home and in need of urgent healthcare; find providers accepting new patients before you move to a new location.
– If you’re doing your own packing, you should start stockpiling cardboard boxes and packing tape at least one month in advance. If you’re not going to use items until after you’re moved, pack those items away now. Make sure all boxes are clearly labeled according to which room they belong to.
– Moving to a new home is a fabulous time to think about downsizing. Decide which items you’ll likely never use again and purge your home of unwanted items. Sell them at a garage sale or donate them to charity.
– Make arrangements with your utility providers to transfer your billing to your new address. Arrange hook-ups or disconnections well in advance of your move-out date. You don’t want to end your moving day crashed on the couch, only to discover you forgot to arrange for a cable hook-up.
Preparing for a major move doesn’t have to be stressful if you prepare well in advance. Taking small steps in the weeks leading up to a move can make your actual moving day relatively stress-free. Will you be trying any of these tips as you prepare to relocate to your new home?