Moving Check List And Creative Packing Ideas

Dated: 04/20/2016

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Moving Check List and Creative Packing Ideas

You’ve bought a house and now you need to PACK. Although this is not a fun task, it gives you the opportunity to go through items you no longer need/want and donate. Below is a helpful checklist to get you started and some creative packing ideas!

  • Schedule movers or reserve a truck rental

  • Sort/purge process - clean out closets, cabinets, basement, etc. If there is a local or neighborhood yard sale you can participate or donate to a local charity

  • Contact new school (s) and make sure you have everything needed to get your children registered (If applicable) 

  • If moving into/out of an apartment, schedule the freight elevator with the management company

  • Fill out the change-of-address form online with the post office

  • Change address on bills, magazines, etc

  • Call all utilities, cable, internet, etc. and cancel or move service effective settlement date (or when your new lease starts). You can see a list of local utilities and contact info here

  • Schedule someone to clean the house (If needed)

  • Pack room by room so you don’t get overwhelmed. Be sure to label what room the box goes to/contents. You can even color code them!

  • Make arrangements for kids (and pets) on moving day (If applicable)

  • Be sure to pack a “first night” box so that you have the necessities needed - label the box so you’re not trying to find it!

Check out the links below for great and creative packing ideas!


Top Ten Packing Hacks to Save Your Sanity

12 Packing & Moving Tips: Pack Your Home Like a Pro

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Melody Visser

Melody Hall Visser is a passionate Realtor who lists, sells, and dwells in Northern Virginia. Currently, she serves as a REALTOR at eXp Realty, LLC. As a life-long resident of Virginia, Melody has....

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