Clear to Close!

posted 4 months ago in Home
Post # 2
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

maybeee :  yay!!!! We close Monday so I feel your excitement!! Is this your first home?


Post # 3
238 posts
Helper bee

What’s your heat source? You’ll have to set that up too, unless it’s electric. Do you have everything you need for homeowner’s insurance? 

I find it helpful to put together a little “moving” kit. I had a shoe box for our last move. It had a couple screw drivers, allen wrench, couple kinds of tape, sisscors, etc. All those little things you need while moving so you aren’t searching for boxes. It was helpful for packing and upacking. I just took it with me in my car, the movers grabbed everything else. I also had my cleaning supplies in a bucket in my car, toliet paper, the shower curtains and rings.

If it’s at all muddy on the route from the truck into the house I’d pick up  welcome mats before you start moving or tape card board or something down on wood floors to protect them while moving. 

Post # 5
9445 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Utilities, cable, forward your mail. Update addresses at your bank, work, etc.

Label your boxes so they go into each room instead of a huge pile.

Are you renting currently?

Post # 7
215 posts
Helper bee

Clean and paint before you move in if you can. 

See if your furnace/AC/water heater are owned or rented.

Do a purge of your things before you move. 

Update address at bank, doctors, dentist, insurance / any loans you have. Update your license and health cards if you have them. Update your address on your credit cards. If you have a dog check local licensing. 

Check your new houses garbage and recycling schedule and regulations.


Post # 8
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

maybeee :  set up mail forwarding with the post office to catch the mail that goes out in between your move and you updating your address at all of the places (banks, credit cards, doctor’s office, subscriptions, etc). Definitely plan to do a good scrub down while the house is empty because it will save you a ton of time and aggravation. If you’re painting try and get that done before the move too! 

And remember toilet paper when you’re at the house doing work prior to move in. And a couple of folding chairs for breaks. 

Post # 9
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018


Basically everything PPs said. Adding to the internet/wifi and TV advice though – do some research on the best packages for your area! Make sure each provider reaches your area, sometimes you can get bundles on satelite TV + Wifi. Just be careful for contract obligations and read the fine print for stuff like that. 

I love the idea of having a “moving kit”. Genius! Definitely clean very well before you move major stuff in. Even if the house is clean, it’ll feel good to be YOUR clean. HIGHLY recommend buying some of the wall plug-in air freshners for every major area so you can start to get your smell all over the home. Sounds silly.. but you know everyone’s house just had their own smell, haha. 

This is totally a cutesy thing but I loved that Darling Husband and I did it. Once we closed, we ran to the store and bought some snacks like coffee, stuff to make sandwiches, chips to have to eat while moving in and it was just so… cool to be eating our first meal and OMG we have a loaf of bread in the pantry in OUR house. Its the little things. 

We also got a free doormat from our title company and immediately put it out to walk into our house. If you can grab like a few little decor items like that to just throw on a mantle or shelf as your moving in it just automatically adds a homey feeling and you’ll be so tickled to have put your first decoration out, lol. 

Post # 10
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Woohooo congratulations!!! I can’t wait for it to be my turn. We are waiting on them to turn on the water so we can go with the inspector (it is a reo property so they have to turn it on and they use a third party) and I want to live  there already omg omg omg

Great post, I will be following all this advice as well… the only thing I am dreading is packing but oh well must be done. 


Post # 12
751 posts
Busy bee

Yay! Congrats! We close on our place (first time home owner’s too!) in 28 days! The wait is killing me.

Post # 13
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

It’s our first too! So exciting, we did our walk through today (new construction) and I was so giddy over counter tops and shower doors…. then I wondered when I turned into my mom… maybeee :  

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