Moving is stressful, especially if you are closing on two properties on the same day. The amount of things that can go wrong or over looked are innumerable, so it helps to be very organized. Luckily, I’ve got my ultra-organized wife to help me in this endeavor. She has a checklist for every detail: the movers, the insurance, utilities, finances, closing, and packing. I’m a bit less organized. I have a scrap of paper on my desk with a series of names and numbers that I have to contact. I’m not perfect.
Here are some resources that can help:
- Real Simple has a helpful checklist that can make moving less stressful. They also have some helpful tips on hiring a mover.
- Buyer closing checklist from myrealestatestory.com.
- 12 general packing and moving tips at About.com
Obviously, some of the items on these checklists should be handled by your real estate agent. That is what they get their commission, but it is also good to be on top of everything when the closing and moving dates arrive.