Moving Out? Here’s What to Check Right Before You Leave

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Moving can be a hectic process with numerous tasks to juggle. Once your belongings are packed and loaded onto the moving truck, it's easy to think that the job is done. However, there are still some last-minute checks that need to be done around the house before you finally say goodbye.

1. Empty the Trash

Start by emptying all the trash cans in your home. Leaving garbage behind not only creates an unpleasant odor but also attracts pests. Make sure you check every room, including the bathrooms and kitchen.

2. Check the Thermostat

Next, make sure to adjust the thermostat. In warmer months, turn off the air conditioning to save energy. In colder months, set the heating to a low but safe setting to prevent pipes from freezing.

3. Leave a Note for the New Residents

Leaving a friendly note for the new residents can be a thoughtful touch. You can include any useful information about the house or neighborhood that they might appreciate. Don't forget to leave your new address or contact information in case they need to forward any mail or packages.

4. Turn Off All Appliances and Lights

Make sure all appliances are turned off to prevent any accidents and save energy. This includes the oven, stovetop, washing machine, and dryer. Don't forget to turn off all the lights as well.

5. Check All Cabinets, Drawers, and Closets

Do a final sweep of all the cabinets, drawers, and closets. It's easy to overlook items in these spaces, especially if they're high up or in a corner.

6. Secure All Windows and Doors

Before you leave, ensure all windows and doors are securely locked. This includes any sliding doors or windows, garage doors, and basement doors.

7. Leave the Keys

Don’t forget to leave all sets of keys for the new residents. This includes house keys, mailbox keys, shed keys, and any other keys they might need.

8. Do a Final Walkthrough

Last of all, do a final walkthrough of your home. This is your last chance to make sure nothing has been forgotten or overlooked.

Moving can be stressful, but with this checklist, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ve covered all the bases. True Friends Moving Company is here to support you in your moving process. Contact us today for a personalized quote and let's make your move a stress-free one!