Moving Tools When Moving Into A New Home

November 1st, 2022

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When you move into a new home there are numerous tasks to track. It is almost impossible to keep everything organized, unless you keep track through a task list or use some sort of technology tool.

Although the closing will seem like a long time off once you get under contract for a new home, it will all happen quickly. And a lot of tasks related to moving into your new home require a lot of advance notice! It is time to start planning things ASAP, do not procrastinate. The below will help.

Technology

As far as technology, there are a lot of apps to help when moving into a new home. Whenever you are reading this click here for a Google search on the latest apps to help you move. A short list as of the date of this blog are:

  • Moved
  • MoveAdvisor
  • Dolly
  • unpakt
  • Sortly

Utilities

  1. Get your utilities set up to start on the closing date, the below sites will help for each specific area listed. If you do not see your area listed simply do a google search for “utilities setup” or “utilities startup” for your area.
  2. And click here for a thorough utilities checklist that will help in any area.

Washington DC

Maryland: 

Frederick MD
Montgomery County MD
Prince Georges County MD

Virginia: 

Arlington VA
Fairfax County VA
Falls Church VA
Loudon County VA
Prince William County VA
Stafford VA

Movers needed?

Updating your mailing address:

  • Update your mailing address with USPS, click here.
  • Also update your mailing address online at places such as Amazon.com, banks, credit cards, insurance companies, etc.
  • Also update it in phone apps like Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, Grubhub, DoorDash, and anything that needs an accurate address for shipping or delivery.

Drivers license change needed?

or need to register your car in a new state? Click here for help.

Need to find a contractor?

Click here, or try Yelp.

Need help with pets?

During or after the move will you need help finding a new dog walker, pet sitter, or place to board your pet? Click here.

Car Shipping needed?

I can give you a few suggestions but please do your own homework and vet your ultimate selection carefully. I have had hit and miss success with car shippers. It’s a very complicated business and you have to ask a lot of questions related to who insures the car, point-to-point shipping, costs, deposits, final payment, what happens at delivery, taking pictures and/or video of the car prior to shipping to assure it arrives in the same condition, etc.

You can try the below:

I hope these resources help! And to contact me to discuss your mortgage questions, click here to schedule a call or you can email me directly.

Brian Martucci is a loan officer for Capital Bank Home Loans, a division of Capital Bank, N.A. He has been in the mortgage industry since 1986 and has served in a number of roles, including loan processor, loan officer, mortgage broker, branch manager, and vice president. Brian Martucci – NMLS# 185421. His opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions and beliefs of Capital Bank Home Loans or Capital Bank. Capital Bank, N.A.- NMLS# 401599. Click here for the Capital Bank, N.A. “Privacy Policy”.

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