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After the Home Inspection Packing, Purging and Transitioning


You’ve had the home inspection, the closing is scheduled and soon you and your family will be preparing to move into your new home. ?Thanks to our friends at Inspect-It Inspections, here are 4 great tips to help you prepare for the big day.
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So you’re ready to move, but you’re under pressure to meet a moving date that’s fast approaching.? For most people, they can pack and get ready to move in about 8 weeks. If you’re under pressure to move quicker than that, though, we have some tips for you to make this move as efficient and quick as possible.

Contact your movers: If you’re going to need a moving company, be sure that calling them is a priority on your list.? Movers tend to be really busy around the beginning and ends of the month, as most peoples’ leases or closing dates tend to fall around this time.? You may need to be flexible on your move date, which is all the more reason to keep organized.

Purge, purge purge:? Under the deadline, you may feel like tossing everything in a box and opting to sell or donate it later.? Don’t do this! Now’s the time to get rid of unused or unwanted items and save time (and money!) on packing, shipping, and unpacking those items.? If you haven’t used or worn it in a year, get rid of it.? Have a tendency to hoard?? Enlist the help of a friend or relative to keep you on the straight and narrow. Louisville offers a helpful website that can help you schedule a pickup for your donated goods.

Pack properly: To meet the deadline, you may also be tempted to throw contents in boxes and sort it out later. Try to keep boxes separated by where they’ll be in your new house.? For instance, label your boxes ?blue bedroom? or ?downstairs bathroom? to help movers be able to pack the truck properly and unload more efficiently.? Don’t be afraid to enlist help, either.?? Professional packers can save you a lot of time, but they can be costly.? Request quotes or shop for packing supplies and call some friends. To organize now for your move, check out these tips to help things go more smoothlyl

Notify utilities and services: Now’s the time to call your utility providers and notify them of your move. Moving in the middle of the month?? Ask about pro-rated fees for the month of your move.? Most even offer the ability to cancel or transfer their services online, but keep in mind that you’ll have to return any rented equipment, like DVRs, cable boxes, or WIFI routers, so budget time for that.? Don’t forget to change your address with the postal service, either.

If you are preparing to move into your new home, be sure to visit our MoverThankYou program to help with mover related discounts and helpful resources like USPS address change, AllConnect concierge services for your household utilities and services, and discounts from Cheap!Cheap!Moving Boxes. ?Contact us for more details or visit our website to learn more.