Have you finally had your FHA Loans Fort Worth application approved and your dream house good to occupy? Well, stop stressing about moving out. We’re here to help you prepare. Here’s a checklist you can refer to make it easier to move.
A Few Months Before Moving
List down all of your belongings so you know how many boxes you will need, your moving costs and if you should rent a big truck.
Find the right movers
Can’t do the heavy lifting? Now is the time for you to find the right company for your budget and needs. Get three estimates at the very least before you choose your mover.
If you’re making a cross-country move, it’s best for you to invest in durable boxes which can survive your trip. On the other hand, if it’s just local, used boxes will do. You can get these for free at pharmacies, online sites, and grocery stores.
When moving, you can expect to spend some money. So make sure you keep track. Other moving expenses are tax-deductible so take note of these and make sure you save your receipts.
One Month Before Moving
Prepare to forward your mail
Take the time to forward your mail and pay your bills in advance. You can also sign up for paperless billing or set up automatic payments for your recurring bills.
Schedule power down
Transfer or disconnect your utilities before you move. Have a record of all the cancellation notices, just in case something happens.
A Few Weeks Before You Move
Update your mailing address
It is important to change your address with the United States Postal Service and your insurance and credit card banks and companies. Also, keep in mind that you should order new checks which include your new address. If you are moving out of the state, it’s better to transfer your bank accounts to the new location.
Eat yourself out
Don’t waste your money by wasting food. Plan meals around what’s in your freezer and fridge.
If you have some extra space in your current home, you can use it to store all of the boxes. Take out your inventory and pack your belongings. Label the boxes with a color-coded sticker or a marker, so you know what each box contains.
Always reconfirm your pickup and destination times, your mover’s contact info and the potential additional costs in cases where you will require more labor.
On The Moving Day
Prep Your New Home
Before your moving truck arrives, mark all the areas and doors with stickers which correspond to your packing boxes. Avoid putting your boxes in places where you can’t see them. You might never unpack these.
Do A Walk Through
Use the inventory you made to double check if you have all of your belongings and the boxes before the movers leave. At your old house, be sure to have all doors locked, your drawers and closets empty and the lights and water off.
And when everything’s done, pat yourself and enjoy your new home! That’s it. Did we forget anything?