Dispose of clutter
Look in each room of your current home and get it organized. Go through your closets, cabinets, drawers, attic, and garage storage areas and clean out what you don't need. Make a decision on what you will keep sell, donate, or toss in the dumpster. In general, many people simply throw it out if they haven't used or wore it in a year. Don't be a pack-rat and haul belongings that go untouched for years into your new home.
Do not put off packing. Many people discover they have more stuff than than they thought and it always goes over what you estimated. Prepare in advance and begin packing items you use just a few times a month or less. The packing process becomes a lot less problematic and somewhat exciting when the process in broken down instead of trying to do it all in a couple of days!
To make it less costly and perhaps fun, recruit family and friends to help with the move and offer some beer and pizza once finished. However, keep in mind that your family and friends are not professional movers and may drop or damage something you value. A professional moving company will take all the necessary precautions and your insurance may cover it. Look into a local company for quotes.
Update your contact info
Give your new address to your bank, credit card issuer, newspaper/magazine subscriptions local schools if you have kids and anybody else that is significant. Certainly, completing a change of address form with the post office will forward your mail but doing it directly will guarantee the change is effective.
Look into Utility Providers
The only choices may be local, and then again, they may not be. In certain areas, deregulation means fair market prices for utilities. As a new customer, don't forget to inquire about any discounts for cable or satellite, including bundled packages.
Turn off the utilities on the house you're moving from
Among the most common mistakes new home buyers make when moving is not calling to turn off their utilities. It's mistake that can end up being pretty expensive when you're paying on two homes. Switch over any cable, internet, phone, electric, water, gas, etc. to the new address in advance. If there is a delay in closing, inform the utility companies of the new move-in date.
The Day You Move -in, Very Important !!
1. Change the locks. You really don't know who else still has keys to enter your home, like Realtors and final installations by the crew for flooring, electric, plumbing, and others who are completing the final touches. So it's best to change out the locks on the exterior doors include the door to the garage if there is direct access. The only person who has access should be yourself and family. Install new deadbolts or contact a locksmith.