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ONE WEEK BEFORE
- Pack a separate box with important documents, valuables, and essentials for moving day.
- Defrost and clean out your refrigerator and freezer.
- Confirm details with your real estate agent and ensure all necessary paperwork is in order for closing.
- Confirm delivery times with the moving company or rental truck.
- Finish packing all remaining items.
- Set aside items you will need on moving day (snacks, drinks, cleaning supplies, etc.).
- Prepare a plan for directing movers on moving day.
- Double-check each room to ensure nothing is left behind.
- Be present during the move to answer any questions movers may have.
- Do a final walkthrough of your home to ensure everything is in order.
- Turn off lights, lock doors, and hand over keys to the new owner or real estate agent.
- Keep important documents and valuables with you during the move.
- Arrive at your new home ahead of the movers to ensure everything is ready for unloading.
- Direct movers on where to place items in your new home.
- Check inventory to ensure nothing is missing or damaged.
- Tip movers if satisfied with their service.
- Unpack essentials and set up beds and other necessary furniture.
- Begin unpacking room by room, starting with the most important areas.
- Update your address with banks, insurance companies, and other relevant parties.
- Explore your new neighborhood and locate essential services.
- Register your vehicle and update your driver's license if you've moved to a new state.
- Get involved in your new community and meet your neighbors.