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  Moving Guide To Augusta Georgia

 

Utilize this list as a guide of time sequenced step by step instructions to make your real estate moving experience to Augusta Georgia easy and organized. Take the moving tips list with you while you're planning your next move. It will save you time, money, and stress!

 

Checklist


Two months before the move:

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Locate and arrange for a professional mover to move you to Augusta Georgia
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Check with your insurance agent for any necessary policy transfers to preven lapse in coverage
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Clean out closets, garage, basement, attic, cupboards, etc.
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Consider having garage sale or donate unwanted items to charity (Retain receipts for tax consideration)
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Evaluate appliances: their size, age and their condition. Consider selling light fixtures and ceiling fans as part of the home.
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Take detailed account of remaining household items
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Register Children for school in new Augusta Georgia location be sure to request record transfers
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Begin to use up frozen foods - they cannot be safely shipped. Canned goods supply should also be allowed to diminish

  

One Month before the move to Augusta Georgia:

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Notify post office, subscriptions and any correspondence of your address change and date of move
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Credit Card Accounts
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Loan Companies
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Friends/Relatives
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Make arrangements to transfer account balances on checking and savings accounts and to use bank as credit reference
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Arrange to collect advance or security deposits on rentals
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Check on club membership fees (partial refund or transfer to third party)
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Check with veterinarian about travel preparation for pets
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Doctor Referrals - ask your current physician to recommend someone in your new area
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Dentist
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Orthodontist
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Pediatrician
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Other ________________________________

  

Two Weeks Before the Move:

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Advise utility companies of moving day and schedule time to disconnect services.  Make sure you don't disconnect your telephone before moving day; you'll probably need it!
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Telephone
Date: ___________________
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Electricity
Date: ___________________
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Cable 
Date: ___________________
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Gas 
Date: ___________________
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Water 
Date: ___________________
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Trash Pickup 
Date: ___________________
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Newspaper Pickup 
Date: ___________________
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Find homes for extra plants
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Have drapes, window treatments, rugs, etc. cleaned in time for packing
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Arrange for utilities in new Augusta Georgia location
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Telephone 
Date: ___________________
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Electricity 
Date: ___________________
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Cable 
Date: ___________________
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Gas 
Date: ___________________
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Water 
Date: ___________________
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Check auto registration and license requirements for new Augusta Georgia location
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Instruct children to clean out school lockers and bring home unneeded items
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Arrange for safe transfer of valuables, DO NOT ship jewelry, insurance policies, legal documents, valuable collections or currency with the moving company

  

One Week Before the Move To Augusta Georgia


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Keep all receipts of expenses incurred during move for income tax purposes. These include lodging, food, transportation, gas, etc.
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Drain all fuel from lawn mowers, kerosene heaters, grills, snow blowers, chain saws, etc. Cars and motorcycles should be shipped with no more than ¼ tank of fuel
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Use up or discard any flammable or combustible household items. Bleach, oil based paints, lighter fluid, cleaning products, aerosol products, tarnish removers, matches, and ammunition may NOT be shipped
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Check with dry cleaner for forgotten items
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Defrost and clean refrigerator and freezer
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Pack pillows and bedding in dresser drawers for easy accessibility the first night
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Place drapes on hangers in closet, packers should be instructed to place them in wardrobe cartons
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Prepare "first off the truck" carton(s) to include:
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First aid and medical supplies
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Bathroom & Kitchen essentials
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Hammer
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Pliers
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Screwdriver
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Screws
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Nails
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Flashlight
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Special toys and games for children

  

Day Before the Move:

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Be sure someone is available to supervise packers
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Pack any valuables that will be traveling with you and place in locked vehicle, out of sight. (Do not hide in the house, you're likely to forget them.)
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Make sure fragile items receive proper care. Label carton contents and where they will go in new location
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Gather all keys to old location and leave them with new owners, real estate agent, or trustworthy neighbor
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Notify police if house is to be unoccupied for more than 24 hours
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Leave itinerary with neighbor or relative in case of emergency

  

Move-Out Day:

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Double check mover's inventory for specific items and his judgement of the condition of household goods. Photograph if necessary
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Load remaining items travelling with you, including luggage
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Obtain copy of inventory
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Search all rooms BEFORE the movers leave
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Examine Bill of Lading and retain copy for your records
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Note van driver's name and supply him with contact numbers, confirm directions and destination address to Augusta Gerogia
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Turn off water heater and set thermostat ( 80° F summer/ 55° F winter)

  

 

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Arrange to arrive before movers. Most companies enforce a waiting charge if you are late
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Check all appliances, contact repair service if necessary
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Contact utility companies in Augusta Georgia
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Check household goods carefully upon arrival. Note any damage or missing items in detail on the inventory form. If unpacking is not complete when movers leave note "subject to inspection for loss or hidden damage" on inventory sheet
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Ask postal carrier for any mail he/she is holding for you

  

One Week After Moving:

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Obtain new driver's license
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Rabies tag for pets
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Newspaper delivery
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Register car (some areas charge penalties if this is not done)
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Register to vote