Step 19 - Hire Movers and Start Packing

February 2, 2024

Step 19 - Hire Movers and Start Packing

Get the Moving & Start Packing

Now that inspections are complete, repair negotiations (if applicable) are done and appraisal is cleared by underwriting, it's a great time to hire movers and start packing! Give them a call now to get moving estimates and secure a moving date, as they often get booked up weeks in advance. If you're moving into a condo building, check with the HOA President or Property Management Company to find out if you need to pay any move-in fees, reserve an elevator, or if there are any move-in restrictions.

Remember that you can't move into your new place until the closing is finished, as that is when you'll receive the keys. Unfortunately, we can't reserve a specific time for closing in advance, though we can request either AM or PM. AM usually starts around 9 am, and PM usually begins sometime between 1 – 3 pm. Plan for about 2 hours for closing, although we hope to be done sooner than that. For example, if your closing starts at 9 am, expect that you might not be done until almost noon, then allow time to get to your new place before the movers arrive. Usually, we don't know the exact time or location of closing until a few days before closing.

Whichever mover you end up using, we highly recommend asking them to bring wardrobe boxes with them for all of your hanging clothes. It makes it easier when you don’t have to take everything off the hangers and you can just pack the items up! Instead, the movers will simply grab everything in your closets that is hanging, put them on the rods in the boxes, and then when you get to your new home you can just grab the hangers and hang the items back up. Such a time saver!

Moving Supplies

Start gathering boxes and packing supplies.  Often you can find free boxes on CraigsList.  Uhaul, Uline, and Usedcardboardboxes are all great places to get moving supplies.

Pets

Moving can be incredibly stressful on pets so consider having them stay with a friend or in daycare for a few days while you move and get settled into your new place.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with your moving plans, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to help you through this exciting transition!

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