Trying to settle into your new home can be chaotic, and trying to remember everything that needs to be done can feel impossible! We want you to feel calm, comfortable and confident in your new home as soon as possible, so we have created a checklist for all the tasks to be accomplished after your move.
After The Move:
Immediately change locks on all the doors of your new residence–you never know who may have a key!
Change all alarm codes, garage codes, etc. Once again, you never know who may already have the existing code!
Check with the sanitation department to see if you can recycle your moving boxes.
Update your driver’s license.
Register your vehicles at your new address.
Change your voter registration.
Get license tags for your pets, if required in your new community. Remember that here in Boulder county, licenses are for each calendar year, NOT one year from issuance.
Install new batteries in all security devices, smoke and carbon detectors.
If moving into Colorado from another state: Get your automobile(s) emissions test(s) completed. Colorado requires an emissions test before you can get your new license plates.
If you are moving to a different county within Colorado: Notify the state as you may be required to get new license plates.
Notify friends of any new email addresses as well as your new postal address.
Send new email addresses to email lists, e-zines, and digital newsletters.
Good luck, and make sure to take the time to begin enjoying your beautiful new home!
For those of you following our “Planning Your Move Series”, we are in the final stretch before your move is final! Step 3 took you to one month out, and now we start tackling everything that you need to do in your last month at your current home.
Three weeks before you move:
Hold a moving/estate sale.
Pick up a Change of Address Kit at the Post Office, or go to usps.com and schedule your address change online.
Send change of address information to:
o Credit card companies.
o Insurance agents.
o Magazines and other periodicals.
o Video, DVD and other media subscriptions.
o Your car dealer, if your car is still under warranty.
o Brokerage house or investment firm.
o Your current employer’s 401-K administrator (for rollover
o Your current employer’s HR Department (for W-2 forms
at year end).
o Alumni associations.
Give notice to:
o Health club.
o Church or Synagogue.
o Book club.
o Volunteer and service organizations.
o Condominium or homeowners association.
o Cancel newspaper subscriptions.
o Return all library books, videos.
Cancel services such as lawn care, snow removal, pest control and milk/water delivery.
You’re almost there! Next week we will cover the last part of the checklist that needs to be completed before your big move!
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Counting down to the holiday season can be so much fun, so we decided that we are going to help you count down by giving you 30 days of beautiful Boulder area houses! Starting Sunday, we will feature a new home for sale in the Boulder area. We are very fortunate to represent so many beautiful homes for sale in Boulder, we can’t wait to share them with you!
Preparing for your move can be full of surprises, some great and some not-so great. In order to help keep you ahead of the curve, we’ve prepared a series of checklists for you. With Step 1 and Step 2 down, you are now ready to tackle Step 3!
Four to six weeks before moving:
Schedule the disconnection of all your utilities. Leave the utilities on at your old home until the day after your scheduled move.
Arrange for connection of your utilities at your new home to start the day before you arrive.
Be sure to allow for a final trash pick-up after your moving truck has left.
Ask for referrals from your primary care physician and dentist. Remember to collect your medical records as well.
If you are packing yourself, being the process of packing up non-essential items. Be sure to leave out any paperwork (such as pay stubs and bank statements) that might be required by your loan officer.
Label all packed boxes and collect them in a spare room or the garage. Taking the time to clearly and specifically label boxes will save you time once you arrive in your new home.
After you finish step 3, you are ready for your last month in your old home. Next week we will cover your checklist for 3 weeks out, and before you know it you will be all ready to settle in your new home!