Things to Do When Moving into a New Home

Want a hassle-free move? The key is to be organized and plan your move well in advance. We’ve got you covered:

6 Weeks Before:

  • Buy moving supplies such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap and other moving essentials.
  • Downsize belongings. This will help save money on your move. Sell or donate anything you don’t want to bring into your new house.
  • Give your current employer proper notice of your leave.
  • Notify current service providers – power, cable, cellphone company, and mail subscriptions to transfer or cancel.
  • Start making an inventory of all the items to be moved. This will be helpful for you to have a move accurate moving quotes.
  • If you wish to hire a moving company, start contacting them to get quotes and check availability.
  • Start packing seldom-used items. It will be much easier to pack each room at a time. Don’t forget to label the boxes!


Two Weeks Before:

  • Thoroughly clean your home and make necessary repairs.
  • Pack your first night essentials. This includes several changes of clothes, towels, blankets, toys, toiletries, and anything you need immediately upon arrival.


Tip: Photograph your cords. Snap images of the connections on your TV’s, sound system, modem, computer and others so they’re easier to reconnect in your new home.


One Week Before:

  • Pay all your outstanding utility bills.
  • Get medical records. That includes your pet’s too.
  • Set aside your first night essentials, valuables, or any items the movers will not transport.
  • Have mail forwarded.
  • Consume perishable food items that will not be brought to the new home.
  • Stock up on prescriptions you will need in the next couple of weeks.


Moving Day!

  • Have cash on hand for tipping movers, traveling expenses, and any emergencies.
  • Manage and make sure you have everything!


Settling in:

  • Unpack.
  • Clean. Don’t forget to replace the toilet seat!
  • Change your locks.
  • Set up all utilities in your name and new address.
  • Locate the fuse box and water valve.
  • Look up new doctors, dentists, child care, and all other necessary services in your new city and transfer all your medical records.
  • If you’ve moved out of state, register your vehicles and get a new driver’s license with your new address.
  • Why not celebrate and throw a housewarming party! It’s also a nice way to meet your new neighbors.


Ready to make a move? If you have questions feel free to contact an agent at Broadpoint Properties.