There are a lot things to coordinate when you are preparing to move out of your house. What should you take? What should you leave? How best to coordinate it all? Below some resources to help.
Utilities and home insurance: When to cancel?
You have your closing date but don’t cancel your utilities and home insurance on that date! For one thing, you’ll want your buyer to be able to test lights, the stove and air conditioning during their final walk-through.
But perhaps more importantly, you want to allow for any unexpected delays with the closing or in deed transfer at the registry. Plan to keep the utilities going and your home insurance policy active through the day after your scheduled closing.
Temporary parking permits
If you live on a crowded street, then you will want to get temporary parking permits for moving trucks.
- Boston temporary parking permits
- Brookline temporary parking permits
- Cambridge temporary parking permits
Forward your mail
Be sure to change your address with the USPS. You can forward your mail online or complete a form at a post office. (Note, you will need to submit a credit card number if you opt for the online method; USPS uses this to verify your ID.)
What to leave for your buyer
When a friend’s sister bought a house (in another state), the sellers left behind their cat. You don’t want to do that, but you do want to leave information, keys, and other items that will be helpful to the new owners:
- manuals and warranties for major appliances
- remotes for fans, fireplaces, air conditioners, garage doors, stereo systems, TVs
- keys to mailboxes, storage units and garages
- notes of how-to’s that are specific to the house, unit or building