May 13, 2021 at 3:48pm | Melanie Wood

Hire Movers and Start Packing!

Now that the second earnest money check has been dropped off, the inspection period is done, and the appraisal has been sorted out, it’s safe to hire movers and start packing  Call now to get moving estimates and secure a mover as they often get booked up weeks in advance.  Also, if you’re moving out of a condo building check with the HOA President or Property Management Company to see if you need to pay any move-out fees, reserve an elevator, or if there are move-in restrictions, etc. Be sure to tell the moving company what floor you’re on if you live in a condo building and whether your building has stairs vs an elevator so they block off enough time for your move.

Recommended Movers 
Short Hop Movers  (410) 266-7597 
JK Moving  (877) 784-9488 
A-One Moving (410) 729-1729 
Two Men & a Truck Moving (410) 449-4159 
Remember that you have to be out of your place by the time walk-through/closing begins.  Therefore, my recommendation is to move out of your place the day before closing to be safe. If you can’t do that then have your movers come very early the day of closing such as 6 am so you can be out by the time closing occurs. However, this does not leave time for cleaning which is highly recommended.

Whichever mover you end up using, we highly recommend asking them to bring wardrobe boxes with them for all of your hanging clothes. That way you don’t have to take everything off the hangers and pack the items up. Instead, the movers will simply grab everything in your closets that is hanging, put them on the rods in the boxes and then when you get to your new home you can just grab the hangers and hang the items back up. Saves a ton of time. 
Moving Supplies 
Start gathering boxes and packing supplies.  Often you can find free boxes on Nextdoor, Craig's List or grocery/liquor stores.  Otherwise, U-haul, ULine, and Usedcardboardboxes are all great places to get moving supplies online.  
Pets 
Moving can be incredibly stressful on pets so consider having them stay with a friend or in daycare for a few days while you move and get settled into your new place.  
Items to Leave 
Usually, anything attached to the walls such as shelving, curtain rods, curtains, and curtain rods needs to stay.  Everything else needs to go with you. If you aren’t sure, ask us - taking the wrong items can cause problems at the walk-through.
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