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Moving Day Checklist

Planning a move is stressful if you’re a Buyer or For Sale By Owner [FSBO], but don’t get discouraged! Here are some quick tips to ease the stress of Moving Day:

  1. Make sure to finish last minute cleaning.
  2. Do a last tour around the house to ensure you have taken all the garbage out.
  3. Plan ahead for what you (Buyer or For Sale by Owner [FSBO]) will need the first day after your move. Packing a separate bag with your toiletries, a change of clothes, etc. will avoid unnecessary scrambling or a run to the local store.
  4. Finish all last minute packing.
  5. Notify a close friend or relative of your itinerary in case of emergency

    I. Moving Yourself:

  6. Call the truck rental company the day before you have to pick up the truck to confirm your appointment.
  7. Call and remind friends or relatives who have offered to help you move to avoid the stress of doing the move alone.
  8. Buy any last minute furniture covers, pads, boxes, bubble wraps, etc.
  9. On moving day, give yourself enough time to pick up the truck to avoid traffic delays.
  10. Make sure to check if you have a full tank of gas before hitting the road.
  11. If renting, do a physical inspection of the vehicle in order to note any damage before leaving the site.
  12. Buyers and For Sale By Owners [FSBOs] should make sure they buy a padlock to secure the door of the truck (if it does not already have one).
  13. Make a list of which items are in which boxes. Label the boxes according to the room its contents came from.
  14. When loading the truck, make sure to load the items you will need first, after everything else is packed, for easier access.
  15. Keep in mind the size, strength and weight of your boxes for two reasons: one, so you can better utilize the space; two, so you don’t place heavier boxes over the delicate or breakable ones.
  16. Make sure to return the truck on the day you have agreed upon with the same amount of gas as when you rented it.
  17. Make sure you do another inspection to make sure you will not charged for any damage that you did not cause.


    II. Moving With Professional Movers:


  1. Check the mover’s references before you make your decision. Also, check to see if the company is on good terms with the Better Business Bureau.
  2. Check the mover’s list to be sure you agree with their judgment on the condition of your household items. Buyers or For Sale by Owners [FSBOs] should take pictures if necessary to avoid disputes.
  3. Request a copy of the list and make sure not to lose it.
  4. Load items you are taking with you on the trip, including luggage.
  5. Make sure to tour around the house and check every room before the mover leaves.
  6. Check the Bill of Loading for accuracy before you sign it. Buyers and For Sale BY Owners [FSBO] should keep a copy for their records.
  7. Write down the driver’s name and make sure to give him your contact numbers at the destination.
  8. Make sure to confirm the directions to your new home with the driver, even if you’re making a small move.
  9. Make sure to check the conditions of each box and household item, as it is unloaded. Make a list of all missing or damaged items on the inventory form.
  10. Since you, the Buyer or For Sale By Owner [FSBO] will probably be doing most of the unpacking after the movers leave, make a note on the inventory form: “Subject to inspection for loss or concealed damage”.
  11. Make sure to be at your new home first, before the movers arrive, to avoid additional charges for a waiting period. Also, you will have more control if your are able to supervise the unloading yourself.

Hopefully, these tips help your FSBO Moving Day run smoothly.

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