PLANNING YOUR MOVE - TWO WEEKS BEFORE



The time is finaly arriving. Excitement and stress levels are climbing but if you have been using the planner, hopefully the stress is much lower than the excitement.

If you have been putting things off, now is really the time to start getting serious about getting everything in place.

 
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Arrow Property Network TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE                                                                                          
  • Forward your newspaper to your new address if you are still in the same delivery area
  • Contact all of your utilities and change your service to your new address.
  • Organize those helping you on the day of the move.
  • Be sure to confirm all travel reservations you have made.
  • If moving appliances, you may want to make sure they are inspected before the move.
  • Pack all clean clothing.
  • If you have to change banks, close your existing account and open a new one. Transfer funds to your new bank account but make sure you have enough cash on hand for the move – perhaps you want to look at carrying travellers cheques instead of cash
  • Keep important documents and valuables close at hand during the move.
  • Prepare for the move of any infant or small children.
  • Review your insurance policy for coverage during your move.
  • Provide relatives with your travel information.
  • Defrost your freezer and refrigerator.
  • If there are goods going to charity call them to collect if they have not done so already
  • If moving into a block of flats or other high rise, contact the maintenance manager and book the elevator
  • Contact your lawyer or have me do so, to ensure the transfer of properties, whether buying or selling is still on track for targeted date.
  • Arrange with Post office to have your mail forwarded
  • Make sure you have collected all dry cleaning, items in for repair, loaned out etc
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Arrow Property Network ONE WEEK BEFORE                                                                                                                  
  • If using a removal company confirm dates and times are still in order
  • If moving yourself, confirm truck booking still in order and verify with friends and family who will be helping that they are still available
  • Transfer all school records for your children.
  • Call me for a pre-closing house inspection or if you have been renting, do so with your existing rental agent. This inspection should preferably happen on the day of the move itself or at earliest, the day before.
  • Collect Medical, Prescription, Optical and Dental files for transfer to new medical practitioners
  • If moving into a building that has a security system, make sure you have access codes etc.
  • Begin defrosting and drying out the freezer.
  • Make arrangements with new owners/tenants of your present home for safekeeping and forwarding of any mail that arrives. Make sure you have their contact details and they have yours
  • Finalise the arrangements for your pets
  • If possible, use this final week to begin hanging curtains in the new home. It will take the stress out of doing so on the day you arrive
  • You should now be almost fully packed and living with only the basics still out. This is a good time to plan packing your “Essentials Box”, which you will take with you. These are items you're likely to use or need once you arrive in your new home. Include items like: 
    • toilet paper
    • soap
    • toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • paper towels
    • garbage bags (a lot of them!)
    • paper plates, cups and plastic utensils
    • can opener
    • hammer, screwdrivers, pliers
    • a flashlight and a few candles
    • snacks and drinks
    • a couple of toys or games to keep the little ones occupied
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