So you have purchased the home of your dreams in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, and now you are ready to start the process of moving. Believe it or not, there are many tasks to take into consideration when moving from one home to the next. Professionals, such as Sedona real estate agents or Sedona realtors have seen moves happen repetitively in their line of work. Here are some of their tips on making your move to Sedona as seamless and stress-free as possible.
STEP ONE: Decide first if you wish to move on your own, or if you will be choosing to use a moving company. The decision is completely up to you, but if deciding to hire, one should start getting quotes from movers up to eight weeks in advance.
Also, at the eight week mark, start using up groceries that still exist in your refrigerator and freezer. Food is difficult to move, and can get spoiled during the process. Consider it taking a hiatus from having to shop, and get creative with all that you have already purchased.
STEP TWO: Approximately five to six weeks before your moving date, start putting together boxes of items you can live without for a short period of time. Be sure to label what is in each box, on the box top and one of the box sides. Some families also choose to write which room the box should go into, upon being moved. This can save you the hassle of shifting boxes from room to room once they are already positioned.
Also within this time frame, start to inform utility companies of your move date, as well as your landlord (if you are renting). Most utility companies require an appointment to disconnect service, and it is best to get this scheduling out of the way.
STEP THREE: Approximately two weeks before your move to Sedona, Arizona, obtain change of address forms from the post office. These forms can be post-dated in most cases, so your mailperson is informed of the future change. This will help you from having your mail delivered late on account of confusion, after you have relocated.
Also at this time, it’s a good decision to schedule a charity pick-up or a disposal pick-up for goods you are choosing not to move to Sedona with you. Charities will typically schedule a pick-up time that works for you, as will a refuse-hauler. A refuse-hauler may charge to rid you of the trash you are leaving behind, while a charity van normally gathers items for free.
STEP FOUR: You’ve done it, and today is your moving day. You will soon be experiencing red rock views, amazing desert sunsets and a community eagerly ready to meet you. The last of your personal items should be packed away the morning of your move, and placed within your own vehicle. This way, in the confusion of moving, you will know where these items are. Be sure to lock all windows, doors, and do a quick cleaning upon leaving the sold location. Unplug all appliances, and double check all drawers for items you may have left behind.
After the move has taken place, be sure to take a few moments to relax, and absorb your first moments as an owner of Sedona Real Estate.