Buying a home can be a little chaotic, not to mention moving! Here is a fantastic list, by Jesse McCarl of, of things to do during the process of moving into a new home.

After closing on the house:

  • Transfer utilities
  • Forward mail and change billing addresses
  • Switch schools for the young ones
  • Smog tests, anything else you need to register vehicle
  • Pest-proof the new place
  • Paper products in place! (Ex: toilet paper and paper towels)
  • Deep clean the walls/carpet
  • Change the locks

After you begin moving in:

  • Inspect your belongings
  • Lay out essentials for kids and pets
  • Don’t just unpack…organize!
  • Cover the windows
  • Make the beds
  • Meet the neighbors

You can view the full article here.