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Moving Checklist for Sellers

Findlay Ohio Moving Checklist for Sellers Tags: , ,

Where to Start Before you Move? Moving can be difficult and stressful. Utilize this checklist to help make the transition from house to home as smooth as possible.

Notifications you need to make for your bills, deliveries and contacts.
  • Provide the post office with your forwarding address 2-4 weeks before the move.
  • Notify your bank and credit card companies of your change of address.
  • Arrange to disconnect utilities and have them connected at your new home.
  • Create a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified about your move.
  • Cancel the newspaper, or change the address so it will arrive at your new home.
  • Check insurance coverage for the items you’re moving. Usually movers only cover what they pack.
Moving & Packing
  • Have a “first open” box with the things you’ll need most, such as toilet paper, soap, trash bags, scissors, hammer, screwdriver, pencils and paper, cups and plates, water, snacks, and toothpaste.
  • Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving, if applicable.
  • Note the weight of the goods you’ll have moved, since long-distance moves are usually billed according to weight. Watch for movers that use excessive padding to add weight.

Plus, if you’re moving out of town, be sure to:

  • Get copies of children’s school records for transfer.
  • Get copies of medical and dental records and prescriptions for your family and your pets.
  • Ask friends for introductions to anyone they know in your new neighborhood.
  • Put plants in boxes with holes for air circulation if you’re moving in cold weather.
  • Empty your safety deposit box.
  • Let a friend or relative know your route.
  • Consider special car needs for pets when traveling.