While we don’t have an official move-in date yet, we are roughly 30 days away!!! It feels like forever from now but, when at look at all that I have left to do until then, 30 days is not a lot! Here are a few things on my current to-do list…
1. TAKE DOWN WALL DECOR
If you haven’t already, take down all of the wall art and remove any nails or screws from the wall. Wall shelves can probably also come down now if they’re only serving a decorative purpose.
In addition to the wall art, you may want to also take down your wall-mounted televisions, provided you have the TV base on hand to use until move-out day. This way, you can start filling in the holes from the TV mounts, leaving you with one less thing to do at the end.
2. DISMANTLE FURNITURE
This might be premature if you’re actually still using the furniture but if you have a spare guest room that won’t be used for the next month, then consider taking apart the furniture now so that you have one less room to pack at the end.
3. SELL AND DONATE WHAT YOU DON’T WANT
We have been on a Kijiji selling spree lately! Now that the cabinetry has been installed in our new home and we can see the spaces come together, some of our current furniture isn’t going to work, so we’re selling it off to avoid having to move it next month.
In addition to that, there are certain items that we just don’t want anymore. We’re selling those too and donating anything that is not worth selling.
4. REVIEW YOUR MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS
If you haven’t already done this, change the delivery address on your monthly subscriptions.
I’m actually putting a hold on our Amazon household deliveries for a month so that we don’t risk having items delivered at either address when we’re not there.
5. SET UP UTILITIES FOR THE NEW HOME
We’ve already put in the request to stop the utilities for our current rental to end on the last day of our lease. Now, I need to set up the utilities for our new home.
If you’re moving into a new build, like us, the utilities may not yet be connected (it is not uncommon for the builder to do that at the very end), but you can fill out the connection forms online and then, once the builder makes the necessary connections, your accounts will be set up.
6. CREATE AND COMPLETE YOUR PUNCH LIST
Our moving punch-list is an ever-evolving checklist of little things that need to be done to help make the move a little less hectic. The goal is to keep the list handy and add/remove items as you go… Here are a few of the items that are currently on my list:
- ConfIrm moving details with moving company and set aside money for movers;
- Back up all of the computers/phones (just in case we have internet connection issues when we move);
- Use up all of the food in the house;
- Remove keyless lock from door (it belongs to us) and re-install house lock;
There you have it – we’ve officially made it to the 30-day stretch! If you’re not quite at 30 days yet, be sure to check out my 90-day and 60-day posts for what we did to prepare for our move back then.