Now that the inspection period is over, and the appraisal has been sorted out, it’s safe to hire movers and start packing. Call now to get moving estimates and secure a mover as they often get booked up weeks in advance.
Remember that you have to be out of your place by the time closing begins, and we won’t know until a few days before closing what time it is scheduled for that day. Therefore, I recommend moving out of your place the day before closing to be safe. If you can’t do that, then have your movers come very early the day of closing, such as 6 am so you can be out by the time closing occurs.
Unfortunately, we can’t reserve a specific time for closing in advance, although we can request AM or PM. AM usually starts around 9 AM and PM usually starts sometime between 1 – 3PM. Typically, we don’t know the exact time of closing until a few days before closing.
Whichever mover you use, we highly recommend asking them to bring wardrobe boxes with them for all your hanging clothes. That way, you don’t have to take everything off the hangers and 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. Saves a ton of time. Read this for more tips on packing for a household move.
Start gathering boxes and packing supplies. Often you can find free boxes on Facebook. Otherwise, Uhaul, Uline, and Usedcardboardboxes are all great places to get moving supplies online.
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. Read more about moving with your furry friends.
Items to Leave
Usually, anything attached to the walls, such as shelving, curtain rods, curtains, blinds, and tv mounts, needs 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 and possibly even delay closing.
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