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Moving Day Checklist

Prepare for a Smooth Transition with Our Comprehensive Moving Day Guide

Moving to a new home is an exciting chapter in your life, and being well-prepared can make the entire process smoother and more enjoyable. Sandsland Real Estate is here to help you every step of the way. Our moving day checklist is designed to ensure that you don’t miss a beat as you transition into your new space.

Table of Contents

1. Preparation Before Moving Day

  • Start Early:

    Begin packing non-essential items several weeks in advance.

  • Label Boxes:

    Clearly mark boxes with their contents and intended room in the new house for easy unpacking.

  • Arrange Utilities:

    Ensure that all utilities are set up in your new home before you arrive, and services at your old home are scheduled for disconnection after you leave.

  • Change of Address:

    Update your address with banks, employers, schools, and subscriptions. Don’t forget to redirect your mail.

  • Essential Bag:

    Pack an essentials bag for each family member, including toiletries, medications, a couple of days’ clothes, and personal items.

2. Moving Day Essentials

  • Important Documents:

    Keep all important documents such as contracts, identification, and valuable items with you.

  • First Aid Kit:

    Have a basic first aid kit handy, along with any prescription medications.

  • Tools and Cleaning Supplies:

    Pack a small toolbox and cleaning supplies for any immediate work in the new home.

  • Snacks and Hydration:

    Pack enough snacks and water for moving day to keep everyone energized and hydrated.

  • Pet and Child Care:

    Arrange for pet and child care to keep them safe and stress-free during the move.

3. On the Day of the Move

  • Final Walkthrough:

    Do a final inspection of your old home to ensure nothing is left behind. Check all closets, shelves, and drawers.

  • Record Utility Readings:

    Note down the final readings of the utilities for your records.

  • Meet the Movers:

    Coordinate with your moving company. Ensure they have the correct new address and clear instructions.

  • Secure the Property:

    Ensure that all windows and doors are locked, and lights are turned off before leaving your old home.

4. Arriving at Your New Home

  • Inspect Your New Home:

    Before unloading, do a quick inspection of the new property to check for any pre-existing damage or issues.

  • Direct the Movers:

    Guide movers on where to place boxes and large items.

  • Basic Setup:

    Set up essential furniture such as beds and kitchen basics to get through the first night.

  • Safety Check:

    Ensure all smoke detectors are working, and locate the main water shut-off valve and circuit breaker box.

5. Unpacking and Settling In

  • Prioritize Rooms:

    Start by unpacking essentials like the kitchen and bathrooms. Bedrooms should be next so everyone has a comfortable place to sleep.

  • Plan Unpacking:

    Take your time to unpack and organize each room systematically.

  • Introduce Yourself:

    Meet the neighbors and explore your new community.

Need More Help?

Moving can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. Sandsland Real Estate is here to assist with any additional resources or guidance you may need. Visit our Contact Page or call our office directly to speak with one of our dedicated agents. We’re excited to help you make this a seamless transition to your new home.

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