Now that the movers have loaded all your boxes, furniture and other items out of your old house and onto the truck, it can be tempting to hop in the car and get going to your new digs. Not so fast. Take a little extra time to walk through the old home – the last box to check off on your moving to-do list.
A final walkthrough will ensure your old home is free of damage, secure, and completely empty. Here are some reasons why that final walkthrough is critical, along with the most efficient way to conduct one without throwing off your schedule on moving day.
There are three big reasons why you should devote some time during the moving process for a last look at the house. A final walkthrough will ensure:
Give yourself enough time on moving day to complete the walkthrough in a well-thought-out and thorough way. Block off the appropriate amount of time on moving day in accordance with the size of the home and areas to check.
Make a plan for your final walkthrough beforehand. Come up with a checklist and methodically check off each item as you go. Make sure the property is secure in terms of locked doors and windows, and make sure nothing has been left behind. Keep an eye out for any major damage, paying particular attention to hallways and door frames — slight miscalculations can cause damage without anyone noticing.
Work with professional movers and packers so you can minimize your risk of damages even further. By hiring professionals, you will be able to give yourself more time to conduct the walkthrough.
Ameramove can take the burden of moving off your shoulders with our experienced staff. Contact us for a free quote on your Texas move at 214-784-5227.