Your post move checklist
Cervone Deegan + Associates knows that everyone can get consumed by all that needs to be done when leading up to their closing day, but what should you do right after you close and move in? Once you are past the home inspection, financing requirements and all contracts have been completed and you physically have moved in, what should you take care of next? Here are some items to take care of once you start unpacking.
Inspect your belongings
When you hire movers to help you get to your new home, be sure to inspect all of your belongings as you unpack. Most professional movers will have a contract stating that they are insured and offer a certain amount of coverage should there be damage to any of your belongings as a result of anything on their end. Check your mover’s agreement while you review your personal items.
Figure out when trash days are
With a big move comes a lot of trash. Learn when and where to leave your trash for pick up. This also includes recycling and how to dispose of any larger unwanted items you may be discarding.
Change the locks
Who knows who the previous owner gave copies of the keys to. Now that you live in the home with your valuables it is best to keep things safe and change the locks. Now you can keep track and control who has access to your new home. Now is a great time to update your alarm and/or gate codes too!
Update your car registration
Whether you moved to a new state or a town or two over you should update your registration. Contact your insurance agent so that you remain in compliance with your policy. Your premium is partly based on your address so you will want to have that current. Who knows, your rate may even decrease if you are so fortunate!
There is no better time to paint than right as you are moving in. Before you begin unpacking, placing large pieces of furniture along walls or hanging pictures, get a fresh coat of paint up in your rooms.
Update voting address
Whether it is for the president of the United States or for a local school board election don’t forget to update your voting address to make your desired difference. There is no better way to start having an impact in your community than voting for your officials of choice.
Check your credit
Your credit report will be accessed during your move for financial confirmation for your loan. Your personal information during a home purchase is often shared with all necessary parties so it is a wise idea to check your credit report within six months of making a move. Check that your address is correct but also look for anything suspicious or inaccurate.