Moving is an amazing experience that balances between exciting and stressful. We're here to make the process easier for you not only through the loan process, but the home buying process as a whole. While you're busy making sure paperwork is all together, everyone is happy with the choice and ready to move, some things can be left forgotten in order to move. There are a few necessities that make the process go a lot smoother and we're going to share them with you. We searched far and wide to develop the best checklist a new or veteran homeowner can go by in order to remember everything that is needed to be accomplished before and after the move is completed.
Here are the results:
scissors or box cutter
Address Change Checklist
Federal IRS and state revenue agency
Social Security (SSA)
DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)
Family Support/ Child Protection Offices
Department of Veteran Affairs
Federal and State Pension Benefits offices
Unemployment Insurance office
U.S. Customs and Immigration Service
Do-Not-Mail and Do-Not-Call national programs
Pet licensing office
County tax assessment office
Utilities and Services
Telephone (landline and cell)
Water delivery/treatment service
All loan institutions
Credit card companies
Retail credit accounts
Pension plans and IRA/401k administrators
Accountant/ Tax specialist
Investment brokers/ advisors
Credit reporting agencies
Institutions, Organizations and Clubs
Employers (past and present)
Medical clinic/ doctors
Civic clubs/ organizations
Children’s clubs/ organizations
Country club, social club
Cost clubs (Costco, Sam’s Club)
Membership Clubs (AAA, AARP, ACLU, etc.)
Pool maintenance service
Lawn/ Garden service
Pest control service
Home security service
Periodicals and Online Delivery Merchants
Online merchants (Amazon, Wayfair, eBay, etc.)
Ask the Movers
What kind of liability coverage does your company provide?
Can you provide a binding quote or a not-to-exceed estimate?
How long will the move take?
How do I contact you and the driver during the move?
Will my items be transferred to another party along the way? Do you subcontract your moves?
Are there any potential charges I’m not already aware of? What additional moving supplies will I be paying for?
Do you have a cancellation policy?
What forms of payment do you accept?
Are there any restrictions on what and how I pack?
Will you pack specialty items, such as TVs and electronics?
Will this moving company be delivering my items or will another party be delivering them?
Basic First Aid Kit
Sheets and Pillow
Changes of Clothes
Basic Cleaning Supplies
Enough Plates, Cups & Utensils
Animal Companion’s Food
Identification Cards & Records
For more questions about the home buying process, contact one of our specialists!