The moment has finally come: you are getting closer to closing on the home of your dreams! It is exciting to be under contract for the perfect home for your family, but there is a lot that needs to be done to ensure that the move goes smoothly. With a little bit of planning in advance, you can improve the experience for your family to make it a positive memory to move into your new home.
Here are a few essential steps that you shouldn’t forget before moving day:
1. Subscription Services
Subscription costs can add up, especially if you are paying services for your old property and your new property. Things like cable, gym memberships, delivery services, or mail-order medications need to be transferred to your new address to reduce overlap and eliminate a disruption of service. Make a list of all of the subscriptions that you are paying for and don’t forget to contact those companies to schedule the transfer.
2. Mail Forwarding
Even if you are proactive to update your address with your banks and subscriptions, it is inevitable that some mail will slip through the cracks. Setup a mail forwarding service to ensure that you don’t miss the letters that come through. The post office offers an online form that can be used to set up your mail forwarding. This form should be filled out about two weeks before your scheduled move date.
3. Insurance Updates
Make sure to update your information for both car insurance and home insurance coverage. Sometimes, car insurance costs are different depending on location, because certain areas have specific requirements that need to be met. Your insurance agent will help you find the best deal, and you will have the peace of mind to know that you have the right coverage in case anything happens.
4. Take Some Photos
It can take a bit of time to get all of the electronics hooked up in your new home. Before disassembling everything to pack it up, snap a photo of the cables that are connected to your electronics. When it is time to reassemble everything in your new home, you will see that it is easy to get it all back together again. For best results, take a moment to coil up the cords and label them with masking tape during the packing process.
5. Pack a Suitcase
When you are finally ready to move, it can decrease your stress levels to have an overnight suitcase packed with your essentials. You won’t be able to unpack in a day, which means that you might be stuck without utensils or a clean change of clothing. Pack an overnight bag, as well as a box of essentials such as toilet paper, paper plates, clean sheets, paper towels, and anything else that you might need.
Here at Duffy Realty of Atlanta, we want to make as easy as possible for you to move into your dream home. Contact us for more information about moving tips to make it a better experience: (678) 318-1700