, New Home Moving Checklist

The Ultimate Checklist for Your New Home​

Buying a new home is exciting! Our team at HomeHunt knows how fun this time in your life is, but we also know that it can be very overwhelming. Here is a new home checklist to keep things organized and to help make the move-in process easier.

4-6 Weeks Before the Move

  • Research moving companies and request estimates.​
  • Buy packing essentials including boxes, trash bags, packing tape, bubble wrap, and markers.​
  • Sell items you are not taking with you.​
  • If you are donating items, schedule a time for them to be picked up or dropped off.​
  • Make a list of items you will need for the new house.​
  • If you have children, enroll them in their new school or find new childcare options in your new location.​

Once You Know the Move-in Date

  • Decide on a moving company and sign a contract.​
  • Set up utilities at your new home – water, electric, and gas.​
  • Schedule installation of internet and TV.​
  • Cancel utilities at your old house.​
  • Change your address – employer, doctor’s offices, financial accounts, friends, family.​
  • Forward your mailing address to the United States Postal Service.​
  • Schedule a cleaning of your new house.​
  • Start packing up your old home and identify items that need special care.​
  • Take measurements of your new home for furniture purposes.​

Moving Checklist1-2 Weeks Before Move-in Date

  • Confirm details with your moving company.​
  • Eat or donate food that is in your cabinets that cannot be transported to your new home.​
  • Label all boxes to make things easier with the moving company.​
  • Pack a small bag with necessities to use during the first few days at your home.​

After the Move

  • Register your car to your new address.​
  • Hire a locksmith to change your door locks.​
  • Set up a security system.​
  • Get a driver’s license with your new address.​
  • Get a driver’s license with your new address.​
  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.​
  • Create a checklist for all home maintenance needs.​
  • Tip your movers.​

What to Buy For Your New Home

You will need to buy many things for your new home, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. Here are a few important things to buy to get you started.

  • Kitchen – Trash bags, dish soap, paper towels, sponges, disinfectant wipes, condiments, spices.
  • Living Room – Lamps, rugs, thermostat, furniture.
  • Bathroom – Toilet paper, plunger, bathmats, shower curtain, toiletries.
  • Other – Batteries, lightbulbs, surge protectors, extension cords, fans, air conditioning units.

Using a checklist when moving into a new house is helpful to keep yourself organized. For more helpful tips or help with starting the moving process, contact professional agents at HomeHunt today!

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