Step 20 to Buying a Home: Hire Movers and Start Packing!
It’s time to hire movers and start packing!
Call now to get moving estimates and secure a mover as they often get booked up weeks in advance. Also, if you’re moving into a condo building check with the Home Owners Association (HOA) President or Property Management Company to see if you need to pay any move in fees, reserve an elevator, or if there are move in restrictions, etc.
Remember that you can’t move into your new place until closing is finished as that is when you’re given the keys. Usually we don’t know the exact time/location of closing until a few days before closing.
Whichever mover you end up using, we highly recommend asking them to bring wardrobe boxes with them for all of your hanging clothes. That way you don’t have to take everything off the hangers and pack the items up. Instead, the movers will simply grab everything in your closets that is hanging, put them on the rods in the boxes and then when you get to your new home you can just grab the hangers and hang the items back up. Saves a ton of time.
Start gathering boxes and packing supplies. Often you can find free boxes on Craigslist. Otherwise, Home Depot, Lowe’s, U-Haul and Uline are all great places to get moving supplies
Moving can be incredibly stressful on pets so consider having them stay with a friend or in daycare for a few days while you move and get settled into your new place.
Does Your New Street Require Permit Only Parking?
We have a lot of different jurisdictions in our area. Double check to see if your new street requires parking permits. At the same time, you might want to inquire about temporary no parking signs for your moving truck.
Go back to Step 19 to Buying a Home: Schedule the Closing on Your Calendar, go forward to Step 21 to Buying a Home: Hook up your utilities.