Last Check of Your Old Home
Once the move-out is complete, it is always a good idea to do one more, final walk through of your old home and look in every nook and cranny.
This will help make sure that you didn’t leave anything behind, plus give you a chance to do a final and thorough cleaning before the new owners take possession.
Depending on your move distance and when you are giving up possession of your old place, you can do this immediately after the move truck has been fully packed or you can come back to the old house after the move is over.
|Check all closets||Don’t leave things hanging|
|Check all cupboards||Use a step ladder to check the top shelf|
|Check storage room||Make sure it was thoroughly emptied|
|Check the furnace room||Check around the furnace for dropped items|
|Check the shed||Make sure you grab your yard tools|
|Check the fridge & freezer||Unless you moved them with you|
|Check the oven||Make sure you didn’t forget something in there|
|Check under the stairs||You’d be amazed what can hide beneath the stairs|
|Check in the attic||If you have a storage attic, check it again|
|Sweep & clean||Don’t leave garbage or dirty surfaces behind|
|Do a full walk through||One last look, and a chance to say goodbye!|
|Close & lock all windows||And close the blinds or drapes (if they are left behind)|
|Take pictures||For proof that you left the place clean and tidy|
|Leave a goodbye gift||A small token to welcome the new family|
|Change security codes||Consider something simple (1-2-3-4-5-6)|
|Leave all openers||Shed keys, inside locks, garage door openers, etc.|
|Lock the doors||So that nobody can do damage after you’re gone|
|Return / leave the keys||Make sure to get your key deposit back (if applicable)|
|Contact utilities||Confirm that you have moved & final reading is done|
QUICK TIP: Keep one or two open but unpacked “last minute boxes” so that you can easily pack up anything you find during your final check.
Your Moving Checklist is COMPLETE!
And that’s it… you are officially moved.
Now comes the fun(????) part. Unpacking!!!!
Hopefully, this moving checklist helped you avoid some common moving pitfalls that I have experienced in the past.
If so, we’re glad we could help.
If not, we’re sorry. Really, really sorry!
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Some final Moving Checklist Tips
Even if you have possession of both properties for a period of overlap time, try to avoid the “I will deal with that later” mentality, as that can create what is known as “The move that never ends!”
Also, if you are moving for work, make sure that you keep your receipts for Tax Time!
Last, but not least, flatten boxes as you unpack them and collect them in one place. You can post them on Craigslist or a local classified site for free pickup by another mover. It helps you dispose of them, keeps them out of landfills, and helps another mover save some money. A win-win-win!!