Now that the inspection and appraisal are over, it’s safe to start packing and schedule movers. Hiring professional movers is ideal as they are well set up with supplies, trucks, and workers who can move your belongings out quickly and safely. Its best to get estimates and schedule movers now as they often get booked weeks in advance. Click here for a list of Service Providers. If you don’t hire movers, this is a great time to invite your friends over for pizza and drinks and have them help turn what could be an all-day affair into a couple of hours of work.
You must be out of your place and it must be thoroughly cleaned before the buyer's final walk through which is the night before the closing date. We keep you apprised of the final closing date as it is scheduled.
Start gathering boxes and packing supplies. You may be able to find free boxes on Craigs List or at various vendors such as liquor or grocery stores. Otherwise, our updated list of recommended sources can be found under Service Providers.
Wardrobe boxes are great for your hanging clothes. Keeping your clothes on hangers will save you a ton of time. If you are using movers, you can request that they use these.
Moving can be incredibly stressful on pets so consider having them stay with a friend or in a doggie daycare for a few days while you move and get settled into your new place.
Items to Leave
Usually anything attached to the walls such as shelving, curtain rods, curtains and curtain rods need to stay. Everything else needs to go with you. If you aren’t sure, ask us as taking the wrong items can cause problems at the walk through.