You've spent time looking at Belleville homes for sale, you've found the right one, and now you're ready to move. Moving into a new home can be really exciting, but it also makes for a very busy couple of weeks. Amidst all of the excitement and the changes, it's easy to forget things. Why not learn from others' mistakes instead of making your own? Here are some things people often forget when moving.
- Hidden Valuables
Did you tuck some cash into a hidden cubby for safekeeping months ago? Maybe you stashed a family heirloom in the attic somewhere. Don't forget to retrieve any hidden valuables before you move. Consider transporting these things yourself instead of leaving them for movers to transport. Most movers won't transport cash or valuables.
- Charger Cords
Sometimes people get so used to their power cords being plugged into certain outlets that they forget to grab those cords when they move. Before moving day, do a thorough walk-through and gather all of your chargers, cables, and other cords into one box.
- Outdoor Decor
You're typically required to leave major landscaping features, like fountains, behind when you move. But smaller, less-permanent items like potted plants, hanging baskets, and patio tables can accompany you to your new place. Consider cleaning these items a few days before your move, so they're clean when you pack them.
- Hidden Keys
If you keep a key under the mat or in some other stealth location for friends and visitors to use, make sure you retrieve it before your move. Put it with the other keys to be delivered to the home's new resident.
- Hanging Mirrors
Mirrors, especially those hung on the backs of doors, are another decorative element that people just get used to seeing. As such, they are often forgotten in a move. But if you want these mirrors in your new home, you had better remember to remove and pack them.
- Your Dry Cleaning
Do you have items at the dry cleaner or at any other type of professional laundry service? Make sure you pick them up on the way out of town.
- Calling Utility Companies
You wouldn't be the first one to pay the new resident's electricity bills for several months because you forgot to cancel your account. Call the utility companies in advance of your move. If you let them know what date you'll be moving out, they can arrange to stop your service on that day, so you don't pay any more than necessary.
Don't forget to call the utility companies in your new town, either. Arrange to have service begin the day you move in.
- Library Books
If you accidentally take your library books with you to your new home, you may have to pay a fee to the library you took them from. So, make sure you stop by the library and drop them off on your way out of town.
If you remember these things when you move, you'll be off to a good start. Above all else, remember to start planning early and make yourself a checklist so you can stay organized. If you're still looking for the perfect home to move into, our real estate agents will be happy to help. Contact us to learn more about our services.