Relocation: Moving to Charleston SC

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Moving to Charleston SC - Relocating to Charleston Guide


Moving Checklist

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Road Map to your move:

12 Weeks before moving

  • Contract with a mover or truck rental company
  • Create a "move file" to keep track of estimates. Receipts, and other important information
  • Check with the IRS to see what expenses can be deducted on your next tax return

8 Weeks before moving

  • Purchase moving boxes and packing supplies
  • Call your insurance agent to notify them of your move and arrange insurance for your new home.
  • Prepare a mailing list of people will need your change of address
  • Start researching your new community

6 Weeks before moving

  • Make arrangements for storage if necessary
  • Arrange for school, veterinarian, medical, and dental records to be transferred and ask for referrals to these in your new neighborhood
  • Get copies of any legal and financial records
    you need
  • Subscribe to the newspaper in your new town

4 Weeks before moving

  • Fill out post office & IRS change of address forms and notify creditors of change of address
  • Schedule a yard sale or donate unwanted items
  • Start packing items you don't use often
  • Get an itemized list of all moving related costs and review with your mover
  • Contact utility companies to disconnect, transfer,or connect services. Check for refunds.
  • Call your newspaper, lawn services, etc. and set a date to cancel or transfer your service.

2 Weeks before moving

  • Confirm movers and/or truck rental reservations
  • Plan meals for the week before you move
  • Assemble a folder of important information about the house for the new owner of your home.

1 Week before moving

  • Arrange for help on moving clay
  • Pack an "essentials" box with things you will need right away. Reserve boxes for "last load" items.
  • Drain all gas and oil from your mower and grill
  • Empty, defrost, and clean your refrigerator
  • Notify friends and family of your new address
On Moving Day ...
You will do a final walk through of the home with your realtor to make sure everything is as expected and all belongings have been removed.


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