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The Ultimate Checklist for Moving into a New Home: Your Key to a Seamless Transition!

We know that moving can be a mix of excitement and stress, and we're here to tip the scales towards joy and ease. As the Cole Team, with over two decades of experience in helping families move, we've put together an essential pre and post move checklist for moving into a new home just for you.

Think of this checklist as your personal moving companion, designed to guide you smoothly through every step of your journey. From the first box you pack to the moment you settle into your new space, we've got you covered with insider tips and practical advice.

So, let's get started on this adventure together and turn your move into a story of success and happiness! 📦🌟

Things to do Before & After You Move

Change of Address

  • US Postal Service
  • IRS
  • Driver's License
  • Social Security
  • Voter Registration
  • Banks/Investments/Charge Accounts
  • Insurance & Doctors
  • Friends & Family
  • Schools
  • List Item Title

1 Month Before Move

  • Reserve moving truck/movers
  • Get boxes, tape, & other moving necessities
  • Notify Utility Companies of the date for the final meter reading
  • Notify Cable Company, Security, & any other services you receive
  • Begin cleaning out closets, attic, & garage
  • Analyze what items can be thrown away/donated
  • Start packing infrequently used items

2 Weeks Before Move

  • Submit a postal change of address
  • Empty the fuel from your lawnmower, power tools, etc.
  • Create a room by room packing calendar to track your progress
  • Assemble a folder of important information about the home for the next home owner
  • Make sure all necessary repairs are complete
  • Plan meals to use up refrigerated food

1-5 Days Before the Move

  • Defrost your freezer & empty ice maker
  • Clean refrigerator, microwave, stove top & oven
  • Confirm travel/moving arrangements
  • Gather & clean outdoor furniture
  • Pack a suitcase for each family member with clothes & toiletries to get through the first 3 days
  • Use towels, t-shirts, pillows, & blanket around breakables
  • Back up all computers
  • Arrange help for kids/pets for moving day

Moving Day

  • Double check that all cabinets, closets, & dishwasher are empty
  • Give movers a tour & any specific instructions on what to move & what not to move
  • Dispose of trash
  • Final cleaning
  • Leave a note of your new address in the house so future can forward any remaining mail
  • Take a final walk through of the house to make sure no items are left behind

For More Information on Selling or Moving in Georgia Contact The Cole Team

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