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2019-05-17 09:46:43
Everything you need to Know about Relocating (Part 4)

Part 4

Once you’ve chosen a moving company it’s time to go over the contract. Read it thoroughly before signing it. Scrutinize it to ensure that it lists the correct price, that the pickup and delivery dates and times are as promised and that everything you asked to be put in writing is included.

Don’t sign any contract that has blank spaces or if it isn’t signed by the moving company.

Never pay an upfront deposit and never pay in full until you have thoroughly checked all of your belongings after delivery.

Watch out for things that Typically fall through the Cracks

Make a list of all the small tasks that need to get done before you move. These include:

  • Having your mail forwarded
  • Getting school, medical and veterinary records to take to your new city.
  • Notifying utilities, cable or satellite TV and Internet service for turn-off at the old house and turn-on at the new one.
  • Canceling newspaper subscriptions, cable service, Internet service, trash pickup and pool service.

Pack an essentials box. These are items you’ll need at the new house in the event that the moving van doesn’t arrive on time. Consider packing:

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Pet food
  • Toilet paper
  • The coffee maker, filters, coffee and cups
  • A shower curtain and hooks
  • Towels
  • Soap
  • Toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, etc)
  • A small safe or lockbox for your valuables
  • A copy of the mover’s contract and the written estimate.

Saying Goodbye

In the chaos of selling a home and tending to the details of the big move, don’t neglect your friendships. Especially if you are moving to a new city, it’s important to take the time to say goodbye to your friends.

Consider saying goodbye to everyone at the same time by holding a going-away get together for friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. Plan the party to take place before you start dismantling the contents of the house and packing boxes.

Set out perishable and canned food, houseplants, cans of paint and any other items you won’t be taking with you and tell everyone to help themselves. Make sure you mention you’ll be doing this on the invitation, which can be formal and sent via snail mail or on Facebook, via email or by phone.

I am happy to refer you, at no cost or obligation, to a qualified, experienced real estate agent in your new hometown. Or if you're relocating to the Denver Metro Area I'm happy to help you make that move as simple and stress free as it can be, give me a call.

Happy moving!

 
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