Future Resident Guide Rev. 5.1.2019 - Page 22

It’s Time To Move-In M OV E - I N O R I E N TAT I O N M OV E - I N C H E C K L I S T Prior to your move-in, a local FirstKey Homes representative will go through your new home with you to inspect the condition of the home in detail and make sure it’s ready for you. This is your change to note any concerns or other issues, so you’re not held liable for them later. We’ll go over the locations of important mechanicals such as electrical service panel (aka the breaker box) and HVAC system. It’s an important official step before you move in and a great way to get to know your new home Moving is stressful! To help you get through this as easy as possible, we’ve curated a list of steps that will keep you  organized during your move. 8 weeks before the move: Find companies to help with your move • Professional movers • Truck rentals for a DIY move Create a binder • Gather important information and documents regarding your move • Moving company estimates, new lease agreement, birth certificates and other important documents you want to keep handy. Organize school records • If you have children, contact the new school district and gather information on the new school. Arrange to have their records transferred after the move. • Don’t forget about shot records or other physical exams needed for admission into schools. 6 weeks before the move 2 weeks before the move Start gathering boxes Confirm your rental truck • Ask friends and family for extra boxes. You can also get boxes from retailers or stores. • Call to make sure you are all set for moving day • Use this moving calculator to estimate how many boxes you might need. http://hdmoving.com/ Change your address • Use the online form (USPS Change of Adress Form) or head to the post office to fill out a physical form. 5 weeks before the move Sell. Donate. Dispose. 1 week before the move • Start gathering items you aren’t taking with you on the move. Find a local place to donate items, sell through your social network or dispose of items. Pack a convenience box 4 weeks before the move Select moving company or reserve truck • Make the final preparations for your moving company or rental truck. Most companies require a deposit to reserve. • Start packing • Pack a box to easily locate items you need for the first day at your new home. • Tissue, paper plates, paper towels, soap, medicines, phone charges, etc. Get familiar • Find local convenience stores, veterinarians, hospitals and your favorite places to eat. • Label each box as you pack them. 3 weeks before the move Cancel/Transfer Utilities • Contact your current utility providers and confirm the days they will be disconnected. • Set utilities up for your new home. 20 It’s Time To Move-In • FirstKeyHomes.com FirstKeyHomes.com • It’s Time To Move-In 21