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First Time Home Buyers Moving Checklist

Buying a home is an overwhelming experience. If this is your first time, it can be even more stressful. While you are worrying about home inspections and mortgage applications, will help you to make the process an easy and fun one. Here is a very thorough check list of tasks that should be completed before and after the move.

As soon as you start planning your Move

• Start contacting moving companies flat rate moves, low cost moves, and small moves. Interview a variety of companies, making sure you get the best services for the best price. Get estimates from each while discussing their procedures and policies.
• Compare and contrast moving companies versus do-it-yourself options. 
• If you are relocating for your job, ask what expenses will and won’t be covered. Find out what documentation you will need for reimbursement. Remember is a flat rate moving company, prices are based on low cost moves.
• Will you need to store your possessions; plan ahead of time with you pay nothing to us to help you locate the most convenient storage room for you!


• Make arrangements to disconnect all utilities (phone, internet, cable, water, garbage, gas, electric, etc.) on the appropriate date.
• Start sorting through your possessions. Donate or sell anything you don’t need; this will make the moving process much easier.
• Return any items you have borrowed from friends or neighbors.
• Contact schools, doctors, dentists, etc. in your new location. Transfer any necessary files.
• If you are renting and hope to get your security deposit back, make any repairs now (before you get too busy).
• Before going to the grocery store, check the fridge and pantry; eat what you have before buying more. And don’t buy food you won’t eat in the next 30 days.
• Make a file of all moving related documents. Keep it somewhere handy so you can get it when you need it (don’t pack it in a box!).

  • The date for your low cost Move is approaching
    • Finalize all details with flat rate. Double check with family and friends who are planning to help.
    • Start packing non-essential items you won’t be using in the upcoming weeks.
    • Label each box carefully. If you don’t want to list the specific contents, note which room it came from and which room it will be going into.
    • Start making a box of items you need on moving day – tools, small parts, cleaning supplies, etc. Make sure these items don’t get packed too soon.
    • Fill out a change of address form with the US Postal Service.
    • Share your new address with your employer, insurance companies, banks, and credit card companies.
    • After you pack the contents of a room, clean it before moving on to the next area.
    • Talk to your employer to make sure you have time-off.
    • If you have children, contact someone to help supervise during the move.
    • Pack suitcases with items you will need right away – towels, clothes, toiletries, etc.
    • Disassemble any furniture you won’t need in the upcoming weeks.
    • Get rid of any flammables such as paint, propane, gas, etc.
  • Your low cost Move is almost here
    • Confirm details with low cost move
    • Make a schedule for moving day – when you will start, when you will stop for lunch, etc.
    • Clean the stove and microwave. Defrost the refrigerator.
    • Pack a bag of snacks for moving day. Buy nutritious, high-energy foods instead of empty calorie, sugary treats. Make sure you have plenty of water.
  • The low cost Move date is here
    • Remove and pack bedding. Disassemble beds.
    • Do a walk-through with the movers, telling them exactly how you want things done.
    • Check one last time to make sure you have all your possessions.
    • Double check with movers to make sure they have the new address.
    • Lock the windows and doors, and turn off all lights.
    • Verify all utilities are working properly in the new home.
    • Inspect the new home, noting any damages or problems.
    • Consider cleaning while the house is empty – carpets, cabinets, etc.
    • Direct movers as they enter with boxes and possessions.
  • Your low cost Move is over and a big success with
    • Confirm you are receiving all your mail.
    • Verify the utilities have been disconnected at your old residence.
    • Update your driver’s license with your new address.
    • Make sure your homeowners insurance is in effect and everything is properly covered.
  • Congratulations on your big purchase and enjoy your first home! Hopefully the entire process will go smoothly!

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  • More than 50000 Local Moves in Texas
  • No hidden fees! Our Local Move’s Fixed-Price covers loading-driving-unloading.

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