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A Checklist to help your family relocate to your new home

Here at Gracepoint Homes, we want your move to be as stress-free as possible You will enjoy the first week or so in your new home a lot more if you use this checklist to help you along the way. We have a timeline to help you keep track of your progress.

2 months (or more) Before Your Move
  • Inventory valuable items that will be moving and estimate the replacement value for insurance if they get lost or damaged.
  • Sort and purge bookcases, closets, drawers and cabinets to find things to sell or donate. You only want to move the things you love, fit your current preferences and will complement your new home.
  • Obtain several estimates from moving companies.
  • Review the estimates and make a selection. Beware of any estimate that is significantly lower than others. Pay close attention to the reputation of the moving company.
  • Create a moving binder to keep track of estimates, receipts and inventories.
  • Check measurements in your new home, including window openings, ceiling heights. Compare room sizes to furniture you plan to move with you so there are no surprises.
6 Weeks Before
  • Begin using up supplies of things you can, like frozen and perishable goods and cleaning items.
  • Notify children’s schools and contact new schools for enrollment guidelines.
  • Obtain copies of all school records, or have them sent to the new school.
  • Obtain copies of all medical and dental records for each family member.
  • Ask current doctors for recommendations in the new community.
  • Consult with your insurance company about any needed policy changes.
1 Month Before
  • Contact utility companies. Arrange for disconnect the day after you move. New service should be started a few days before the move if possible.
  • Separate the items you want to move yourself like jewelry and important documents. Be sure to include your moving binder with estimates and receipts.
  • If you are doing the packing, start now. Order the boxes and other packing supplies and pack everything you don’t need on a daily basis.
  • Arrange to be off work during the time needed for the move.
  • Clean out safe deposit boxes and put contents in the box that you will keep with you.
1 Week Before
  • Confirm walk through and closing dates with builder.
  • Arrange for payment and confirm moving date with movers. Give them written directions to your new home, your family cell numbers and an itinerary for where you plan to be during the transport.
  • Withdraw cash for tipping movers, and to have on hand for meals and incidentals.
  • Complete change of address notifications for subscription, creditors, friends, relatives, organizations and anyone else who may wonder where you went.
  • Stock up on any prescriptions you will need during the next couple of weeks.
  • Cancel newspaper subscriptions.
  • Notify the post office of your forwarding address.
  • Clean rugs and prepare them for moving.
  • Arrange for your pet care. Get required health certificates for travel or kennel stay.
  • Unload your refrigerator as much as possible now so you can empty it and clean it before the movers arrive.
  • Pack suitcases with clothes, toiletries and jewelry - plus important records and documents you want to keep with you.
  • Pack your box of immediate needs. Include such things as: water, cups, bottles, sippy cups for kids, simple snacks, non-breakable plates, bowls and utensils, light bulbs, toilet paper, paper towels, an all purpose cleaner, cloth rags and towels. Put these things in a designated, easy to find location: flashlight, extra keys, cell phones.
Moving Day
  • Accompany the movers as they inventory items and assess condition.
  • Confirm that the moving paperwork has the correct address, contact information and inventory numbers. Keep your copy in a safe place.
  • Tour the home after movers have left to make sure nothing was missed. Sweep the floors and wipe down other surfaces. Lock doors and windows.

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