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You know that feeling when you think you’ve forgotten something on your way out? Well, this is a similar feeling, only amplified because you are living your home for good. That is the reason to do a final walkthrough before moving out and don’t miss out on anything. Once your Transparent International NYC movers are finished taking out your belongings and furniture, take one last look. See what to check before you leave.
What is a final walkthrough before moving out?
Number one is to underline that a final walkthrough is not an inspection. You should check out or do a final walkthrough for your own sake. If you are renting your home, you will have to do a move-out inspection. Probably with your landlord, to check if everything is alright. If it is you will get your security deposit back. The purpose of the inspection is to check if there are no damages, stains, or alterations done.
When you are moving long distance or moving from USA to Europe, you won’t get many chances to get back. The final walkthrough is the last step before you close the doors. This is your opportunity to make sure that you are living everything in perfect order.
Check for wear and tears in the final walkthrough
Once when you are finished with packing and transferring the boxes and furniture, you can go around your home and see if everything is alright. Check the walls and the floors, especially places with the most traffic. See if there are some minor damages. Maybe you can fix them on your way out if you have the right tools. If you were renting the place, you need to make sure that you fix everything you can before you leave. When you are moving overseas, moving to Austria from USA for example, leave enough time for the walkthrough. If you have sold your home, it depends on what you have agreed with the buyer.
Make sure that you have turned off utilities before moving out
Once again, it depends on whether you have sold your home or not, but you better make sure that everything is turned off. Check the switches and light bulbs, as the first step. Then make sure that you turn off utilities, like electricity, gas, or water.
If you have rented the place, it would be great to take a picture of the current state you are leaving the home. Also, take a picture of utility meters as soon as your international household movers finish. So you don’t have to worry later on.
Check the closets and pantry before moving out
Do one last inspection of kitchen cabinets, or closets and pantry if you had one. Make sure that you have packed everything. This is an important part of the final walkthrough before moving out. In the end, you need to check everything twice if you can. It is like finding the right movers, you will ask for a few international moving quotes before you decide.
Just leave enough time to do a final walkthrough before moving out and you will be fine.