Now that the trust money has been deposited and the inspection period has passed, it’s safe to hire movers and start packing! Call now to get moving estimates and secure a mover as they often get booked up weeks in advance. Also, if you’re moving into a condo building check with the HOA President or Property Management Company to see if you need to reserve an elevator or if there are move in restrictions, etc.

Remember that you can’t move into your new place until closing is finished and you have that new set of keys. Allow 2 hours for closing, although we’ll hope to be done sooner than that. For instance, if your closing starts at 9am expect you might not be done until noon then allow time to get to your new place before the movers arrive. Usually we don’t know the exact time of closing until a few days before closing.

Recommended Movers

Whichever mover you end up using, I highly recommend asking them to bring wardrobe boxes with them for all of your hanging clothes. That way you don’t have to take everything off the hangers and pack the items up. Instead, the movers will simply grab everything in your closets that is hanging, put them on the rods in the boxes and then when you get to your new home you can just grab the hangers and hang the items back up. Saves a ton of time.

Moving Supplies

Start gathering boxes and packing supplies. Often you can find free boxes on the community Facebook groups or on Craigslist. Craigs List. Uhaul and HomeDepot have new boxes and packing supplies. You should also check the local liquor store – great boxes meant for carrying heavy items – plus it makes moving day a little more fun and colorful!


Moving can be incredibly stressful on pets so consider having them stay with a friend or in daycare for a few days while you move and get settled into your new place.

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