Buyer Step by Step November 20, 2018

Step 17: Hire Movers and Start Packing

Now that you are through the inspection and appraisal process, it’s time 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 into a condo building check with the HOA president or property management company to see if you need to pay any move-in fees, reserve an elevator, or if there are move-in restrictions, etc.

Recommended Movers

Whichever mover you end up using, we highly recommend asking them to bring wardrobe boxes for your hanging clothes. That way you don’t have to take everything off the hangers and pack the items up. The movers will simply grab all hanging items and put them on the rods in the boxes. When you get to your new home you can just grab the hangers and hang the items back up—it saves a ton of time.

Moving Supplies

Start gathering boxes and packing supplies. Often you can find free boxes on Nextdoor or Facebook Marketplace. Otherwise, U-Haul and Uline are great places to get moving supplies.


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.

Follow the tips in our new moving day cheat sheet to help your big move go as smoothly as possible!