(Closed) How soon after you closed did you start physically moving in?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well ours was kind of a different situation because we got the keys on the day before Christmas Eve and we were leaving that night to go out of town. Lovely timing.

We got back the day after Xmas and immediatly started cleaning and painting. We worked on painting all the rooms and doing some updates over the next 2 weeks I’d say and then finally moved in.

It’s so annoying when you just want to get in there and start living there I know!

Post # 4
1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I bought a foreclosed condo and moved in a little over a month after closing. It needed A LOT of work, we practically gutted each bathroom and kitchen, as well as replaced all of the flooring downstairs (it was flagstone, wierd I know lol) with hardwood, painted, put in crown molding and base boards, replaced the doors, etc. I didn’t want to move in before we did the renovations just because I’ve lived in a work-in-progress before and absolutely hated it. It was worth it to me since I didn’t have to pay the first mortgage payment until a month after closing anyway.

Post # 5
14440 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was living at home and my husband was in an apartment.  We moved in less than 12 hours after closing, the very next morning cause it was the last weekend of the month and he had subleted his apartment to get out of the lease early.  The house didnt really need much right away, but I wanted to paint.. which wasnt a problem since he wasa going from a 800 sq ft space and all his stuff fit in the dining room of the new house so we just slowly spread out as we were ready.

Post # 6
3587 posts
Sugar bee

Closed at 9 am that morning, started moving in at 11am.LOL It was move in ready.

Post # 7
8329 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our house was move-in ready so we had the uhaul ready to go after we signed the paperwork lol.

Post # 8
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We moved in 8 days after closing. In those 8 days we had all of the lockes changed, had the house professionally cleaned, and had the septic tank pumped. Our house needs a lot of updating, but nothing really had to be done in order to live there. Honestly nothing on your list actually strikes me as something that prevents you from moving in. From the way you have phrased it, these are “wants”, not “needs”.

Post # 9
5761 posts
Bee Keeper

Truck was loaded and went with us to settlement. Ours was older and needed a ton of updating too, but we had no problem sleeping on mattresses on the floor for the first night and working around it all.

Post # 10
1544 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

a week later (but that was because we still had a week left in our apartment. So we used that week to paint. We did bring some loads up that day.  and throughout the week but didnt move move til the next weekend.

Post # 11
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We got the keys last wednesday and started bringing our things over little by little that night. We brought stuff over every day and slept there on friday night. our frniture was delivered on saturday morning and cable was also installed.

Post # 12
6535 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We closed and then let the previous owners stay an extra two weeks until their new house was ready. I picked up the keys from them the night before they moved out, but Fiance was out of town for work. As hard as it was, I didn’t go in the the house for another 4 days until he was back in town. We went over together for the first time as “our home” the morning after he came home at like 6am…in our PJ’s…lol. 

We only had to paint a couple of rooms, no other renovations needed. We spent the week painting and moving our things in. I’d say we moved in within a week of getting the keys.

Post # 13
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Within about an hour.

Honestly – with what you descirbed, I’d start moving in before you get those things done.  It doesn’t sound like you are doing any kind of major renovation.  But that’s just me.

Post # 14
2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We moved same day, but it was move in ready.

Post # 15
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We spent about a month moving. I cleaned every surface in the kitchen and bathrooms, scrubbed every cabinet and took the fridge apart and cleaned all of it. We also got all the carpets shampooed. Every day after work I would move a boxes in to the closets (off the carpeting, so it could be washed) and then spend a few hours cleaning. I put down new contact paper in the kitchen drawers and repalced the lot bulbs, etc.

In your case, can you pack up stuff you don’t use (excess pillows, christmas stuff, etc) just leave enough dishes, kitchen stuff, etc for the next 6 weeks or so.

Post # 16
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

we have to replace the subfloor in the living room and kitchen before moving in, and the front door and one window, plus replace all of the plumbing. not too bad, for a $500 mobile home.

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