Useful tips for moving into your newly purchased home!

Industry Observer


#1 First thing you do is change the locks of the new home! Do I need to say why? I did not think so!


#2 Remember to have your mails forwarded to your new address! You may also need to have your address updated at important institutions.


#3 Do not give junk a free ride! Before you move, sort through your belongings and get rid of as much things as possible: sell, donate or throw away.


#4 Make sure to pack socks in pairs! Just kidding, that was a bonus. This fourth tip is to place screws, bolts or plugs for all furniture in clear bags and tape them to the respective piece of furniture.


#5 Label all boxes or bags with numbers and create a master list separated by rooms and place the relevant numbers with the room it belongs to.


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Comments (7)

Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

Hi Jillian, great tips.  

On #4, I also put post-it notes inside the clear bags with which furniture the screws & bolts or electronics that the power cords go to.  

Just in case.  

May 18, 2015 06:58 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Hi Jillian, all smart things to do, for sure.  Just sorting and getting rid of stuff really makes it all much easier.

May 18, 2015 10:41 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

All these are so useful to my own staging that I might want to re-blog blog a couple of your posts. May I?

May 18, 2015 11:12 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I gave you a follow because I think I'll be able to use your advice very wisely and I hope I can do the same for you!

May 18, 2015 11:13 AM
Jillian La Rocque
St Thomas, VI

I am happy that these tips are of help! Laura Cerrano feel free to reblog! I look forward to your stuff!

May 18, 2015 12:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

These are very good reminders for home buyers.

Have a most productive spring!

May 18, 2015 10:03 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Some excellent tips for folks. I agree on the locks. You never know who the previous folks gave a key to. LOL   Looking forward to more of your blogs

May 20, 2015 02:32 PM