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Guide To Moving Out & Moving In

February 26, 2018

Finally! You have decided to move into your new Condo! This is the time you need to sort all your belongings. Decide which ones you will keep or donate. You can’t do everything in one day, you need to schedule the “BIG MOVE.”

Let us help you lessen the burden of packing and unpacking your belongings. We will give you the list you will need before you leave your old home and the list you will need on your first night in your new home.


  • Update your records and make sure to change the address on all your bills, IDs and other documents. (Banks, your employer, loans, insurance, utilities, cellphone, etc.)
  • Make sure to plan before moving. Make all the necessary measurements per room to help you decide which you can bring and leave behind and what furniture and appliances to purchase.
  • Donate items you have not used in the past 6 months. Remember, there are other people who can make use of these items rather than keeping them.
  • If you can’t do the supervision of the move-out and move-in, seek help from your friends and family members.


  • Make sure to pack what is only necessary and can be used in your new home.
  • Make sure all your belongings are packed well. All “Fragile” items are wrapped and labeled.
  • It is advisable to pack your belongings per room and make sure to label the boxes.
  • Weeks before moving, sort your belongings.
  • Prepare your “OPEN FIRST” box. It should include: towels, beddings, kitchen basics, bathroom supplies, toy or games for the kids, tools to help you set-up
  • Prepare your packing supplies – old newspapers, boxes, packing tape, markers, bubble wrap.
  • Label and number your boxes. Color coding the boxes is also a good idea.
  • A “Master List” is important! Have a checklist of all the items you pack per box so you would know if something is missing.
  • Place all your important documents in one box. You should bring this upon moving- in. (i.e. home purchase papers, will, financial records, contracts, passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates if any, appliance manuals and warranties, etc.)


  • Change locks and install deadbolts before moving in.
  • Label all keys for your new home. Have duplicates if necessary.
  • Set up internet service, cable TV installation at least 2 weeks before the BIG move.
  • Smoke alarms and fire detectors are in place and working.
  • Get acquainted with your neighborhood. Know the commuting routes, nearby stores, banks, restaurants, establishments, and offices.
  • Check when the garbage pick-up days are.
  • Check all utilities are working – lights, faucets, drainages, flush and sockets.
  • Know the association rules and meeting nights.


  • Arrange utilities. Make sure they are all settled and disconnected, if necessary.
  • Check all rooms and closets to make sure you haven’t left anything.
  • Make sure to clean out your fridge 2 days before you move out.

You may check out the checklist we made for “A Stress-Free 1st Night In Your New Home” and “Moving-Out Checklist: To Help You Organize.”

Now that everything is organized, you can now plan for a House Blessing or a Housewarming party in your new place. May you have good memories in your new home!

** Thank you, Google for the research and for the photos.

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