Your home has been on the market for a while and after months of waiting it has finally sold. So all of the time that you thought you had has abruptly disappeared and with a month left there are still some preparations you need to make before you make the big move. Packing and home inspections should be high on your list of priorities but there are some more obscure (or at least less noticeable) preparations that you will need to cross off the move-out list. We have detailed a few of those necessary, but oft forgotten steps below. Let’s take a look!
1. Inform Your Utility Companies
You do not want your utility bill arriving at your old address or paying for utilities that you may not have used. To avoid all of that be sure to give your utility company a call before you move and let them know if you would like to either cancel your account or move it to your new address. And if you have Comcast, and are planning on cancelling your subscription, we sincerely apologize.
2. Let the Post Office Know You Are Moving
At my current residence we get mail delivered to us from people that have not lived there in four years. The good part is that none of it seems to be highly important but it is a bit of an inconvenience for us, the current tenets. But it can be more than an inconvenience for you if you get to forward all of your mail to your new address as all of your bills, bank statements and checks will arrive at your old home. To inform the post office you can either go to the post office or you can fill out a form on the USPS website.
3. Make Lodging Plans
If you have not currently purchased a home before yours sold you will need to make hotel reservations or find a short-term lease while you are between homes. You may also want to look into storage facilities so you do not have to clutter your hotel room with all of your belongings or live out of a packed car. Finding proper lodging and storage will reduce some stress after you move out of your current home.
Moving can be difficult but with our three suggestions the process should become a bit more fluid. If you have any further questions please feel free to give us a call at 212-777-7113