Your Castle Real Estate
Call Us: 720-289-0260

Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Two Months Before Moving:

  1. Sort through your belongings to reduce the number of things you have to move.
  2. Have a garage sale or donate items you no longer need.
  3. Decide whether to move yourself or hire professionals.
  4. Make reservations with a moving company or a rental truck company. Tip: Get quotes from 3 companies to make sure you’re getting a good deal. I recommend Amazing Moves.
  5. Gather packing supplies: boxes, packing material, tape, felt markers and scissors.
  6. If you’re moving a long distance, make travel arrangements with the airline, hotel and rental car agency. If you’re driving to your new home, get maps and plan your travel route.
  7. Save all moving receipts, because some moving expenses may be tax deductible.
  8. Place your legal, medical, financial and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.
  9. Purchase insurance coverage for valuables to be moved.

One Month Before Moving:

  1. Start packing items that aren’t regularly used such as off-season clothes and decorations and items stored in storage ares (garage, attic and closets).
  2. Make travel arrangements for your pets.
  3. If you’re driving, get your car tuned up.
  4. Get medical records from your doctors, dentist, optometrist and veterinarian.
  5. Send items (rugs, drapes, clothing, quilts, bedding) to the cleaners.
  6. Back up important computer files.

Two Weeks Before Moving:

  1. Contact your utility companies (gas, electric, cable, trash, phone) and notify them of your move. In Colorado, title companies transfer the water so you don’t have to do that.
  2. Sign up for services at your new address.
  3. Call friends and family and recruit help for the moving day, if necessary.
  4. Confirm your travel reservations.
  5. Arrange to close or transfer your bank account and, if appropriate, pick up items from your safety deposit box.

One Week Before Moving:

  1. Pick up items from the cleaners, repair shops or friends.
  2. Pack a survival kit of clothes, medicines, special foods and so on to carry you through the day after arrival in your new home.
  3. Finish packing all boxes, minus what you’ll need in the final week.
  4. Change your address using my Change of Address Checklist.

The Day Before Moving:

  1. Set aside moving materials, such as tape measure, pocket knife and rope.
  2. Pad corners and stairways of house.
  3. Lay down old sheets in the entry and hallways to protect floor coverings.
  4. Remove hanging fixtures you’re taking with you.
  5. If moving yourself, pick up the rental truck and a hand truck or dolly to move heavy boxes.
  6. If you’re driving, check oil and gas in your car.
  7. If you’re traveling, make sure you have tickets, charge cards and other essentials.

Moving Day:

  1. Show movers where to place furniture and boxes.
  2. Check inventory to ensure that everything was delivered before signing delivery papers. Note any damages on the inventory sheet.
  3. Unpack any valuable items, such as silver, art and jewelry, upon arrival.

 

Carry with you:

  1. Keys to your new home.
  2. Map of new town and directions to your home, if necessary.
  3. The telephone number of the moving company.
  4. Cash or traveler’s checks.
  5. Documentation related to the sale of your home.
  6. Your insurance policies and agent’s phone number.
  7. Your current address book or planner.
  8. Prescription and non-prescription medicines.
  9. Enough clothing to get by if the movers are late.
  10. Any important personal records and documents.
  11. Any items of great personal value to you that are virtually irreplaceable (e.g. photo album).
  12. Back-up copies of important computer files.
  13. Sheets and towels for the first night in your new home.
  14. Personal hygiene items

After the Move:

  1. Walk and drive your neighborhood and community to orient yourself and your family.
  2. Get new driver’s licenses, voter registration cards and bus passes.
  3. Enroll children in school.

If we can help you in any way, don't hesitate to contact us!

Testimonials

“Drew was great to work with. He came highly recommended by my co-workers. This was my first home-buying experience and he made the whole process run smoothly. I felt he really listened to me and what I was looking for and only showed me condos that met my criteria. He was very good about keeping me updated and easy to get a hold of any time I had a question or concern. He was there through the financing and actual signing. Not only was he professional, but he is also a genuinely nice guy who …

Eva S.

“…all we can say is we wish we would have used Drew in our previous dealings.”

Carlos and Karla C.

“Drew was our Realtor in 2008 when we sold our home. We were very impressed by his knowledge of the market and honesty. This is why we asked Drew to help us in our search for a home this year. My wife and I had very specific criteria for a home. In his introductory paperwork that he provides you when starting a search, he states that he is willing to help you as long as it takes to find the perfect home. Well, he lived up to this statement! Drew was patient and willing to look at all the homes…

Eli and Letty M.

“Drew was patient and listened to our needs. He gave us important information and advice to make an informed decision. He looked out for us even up to our very closing day…and even after we can continue to ask him for help finding contractors or other repair persons.”

Astro and Elsa M.

“Drew did an awesome job with the sale and purchase of our old and new homes. He was always available and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate agent.”

Tara and Greg A.

“Drew was extremely dedicated to finding me a home. He always knew about a new home available in my portal before I did. He went out of his way to show me homes whenever it was convenient for me. Drew was never pushy, but always available to answer my questions. He supported my decisions 100%, but when asked, he was helpful and knowledgeable with his advice. Each person he recommended to me (as a lender, inspector, or other service provider) was also willing to go above and beyond to make my hom…

Janelle L.

“Drew was extremely professional, well organized and efficient. He has a top notch support team, which makes the buying and selling process a very positive experience. Most importantly he takes ownership in what he does and treats your worries and concerns like his own. He is so knowledgeable, that he has a very calming influence, in what is usually a tumultuous process. These are only a few reasons why Drew is in the Top 2% of agents nationally. Thanks for all you did Drew, I really had fun w…

Mike D.

“Excellent. Drew was very good at communicating with me during the entire process. He also went out of his way to help when things came up since I do not live in Denver. Everything went better than I thought it would.”

Julie C.

“Drew is a very comfortable person to talk to. He is very knowledgeable about the market. I think he did a great job of getting me into a home that I like and for a great price.”

Brett G.

“As my Realtor selling my home, Drew provided the best and most responsive service I could have asked for. My situation was more complicated because I was selling my home from long distance but Drew adeptly handled this and managed the entire process with me from start to finish. He provided excellent advice at every step of the way and was always very warm and easy to work with. I had real doubts about being able to sell this house at a price we were comfortable, but Drew made it happen quick…

Paul T.

Recent Blog Posts