Out the Door: Things To Do Before You Go

Moving day may be hectic, but don't forget to do these things before officially moving out of your old house.
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Several small stacked boxes sitting together are being moved off of a moving truck by movers to load inside a new homeowner's location.

By: Kara Wahlgren

Once your stuff is on its way to your new home, you'll want to make one last pass through your old haunt to make sure everything's shipshape. Don't forget to:

  • Check the house for anything you may have forgotten. Check every closet, the attic, the crawl space, the garage, the medicine cabinet, and the drawer under your oven. If you're leaving any furniture behind for the next owners, make sure all the drawers are empty.

  • Check for any damages caused by the movers. You don't want to lose part of your security deposit or haggle with homebuyers because your cupboard left a hole in the wall.

  • Write down your meter readings. When you receive your final bill from your utility companies, verify that the figures match up.

  • Have cash tips ready for the movers, along with money for any tolls along the way.

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