Once you’ve found and closed on your perfect home, it’s time to move  to Evergreen, CO. The real estate process can be time consuming, so it’s  easy to forget that your move-in date is right around the corner.  Before you load up the van, remember to review this checklist to make  sure that you’ve taken care of all your loose ends.

Before You Leave…

  • Address Change
    • Post Office: give forwarding address 4 to 6 weeks in advance
    • Change accounts, credit cards
    • Subscriptions: notice requires 6 to 8 weeks
    • Friends and relatives
  • Bank
    • Transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
    • Arrange credit references
  • Delivery Service
    • Laundry, newspaper, change over of services
  • Medical History
    • Ask doctor and dentist for referrals.
    • Obtain birth records, medical records, prescriptions, eyeglass prescriptions, x-rays
  • Pets
    • Ask about regulations for licenses, vaccinations, tags, etc.
    • Get copies of records from your vet
  • Utility Companies
    • Gas, light, water, telephone, fuel, garbage
    • Get refunds on any deposits

And Don’t Forget…

  • Empty freezer, plan use of foods
  • Defrost freezer and clean refrigerator. Place charcoal or baking soda to dispel odors
  • Have appliances serviced for moving
  • Remember arrangements for TV and cable
  • Clean rugs and clothing before moving, have them moving-wrapped
  • Check with your moving counselor: insurance coverage, packing and  unpacking labor, arrival day, various shipping papers, method and time  of expected payment, etc.
  • Plan for special care needs of infants or pets
  • Check with Agriculture Department of new state to see if they have restrictions on plants
  • Pick up clothes at the laundry

And on Moving Day…

  • Carry enough cash or traveler’s checks to cover cost of moving  services and expenses until you make banking connections in new city
  • Carry jewelry and documents yourself, or use registered mail
  • Plan for transporting of pets; they are poor traveling companions if unhappy
  • Let close friends or relatives know route and schedule you will  travel including overnight stops; use them as message headquarters
  • Double check closets, drawers, shelves to be sure they are empty
  • Leave old keys, garage door openers, broiler pans, landscape/house  plans and instruction manuals needed by new owner at the old house

And at Your New Address…

  • Obtain certified check or cashier’s check necessary for closing your  Evergreen, CO real estate transaction (check Tupper’s office for  details)
  • Check on service of telephone, gas, electricity, water, and garbage
  • Check pilot light on stove, hot water heater, and furnace. Have appliances checked if necessary
  • Ask mailman for mail he may be holding for your arrival
  • Have new address recorded on license
  • Apply for Colorado driver’s license
  • Obtain inspection sticker and transfer motor club membership
  • Register car within 5 days after arrival in Colorado or a penalty may have to be paid when getting new license plates
  • Visit city offices and register to vote
  • Register your family in your new place of worship
  • Register children in school
  • Arrange for medical services: doctor, dentist, veterinarian, etc.
  • Call Tupper’s office for names, telephone numbers of any services you need – (303) 670-6358

If you need help with any part of the moving process, don’t forget to  call Tupper’s Team! There’s a reason we’re considered the top real  estate team in Evergreen, Colorado – we’re always happy to assist our  clients whenever possible.