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Moving Checklist

There’s no doubt, moving everything you own and everyone you love from one home to another is a BIG deal. There are a lot of things to remember, a lot of efforts to coordinate, and a lot of emotion to contend with when you move. But if your moving adventure is well-planned and well-organized from the start, you’ll be able to fully enjoy one of the most special experiences of your lifetime. Lennar has put together a Moving Checklist to help make your big day a truly moving experience.

9 – 10 Weeks Prior to Move

  • Talk to your New Home Consultant to establish tentative walk-through and closing dates. It is important that you continue frequent contact with your New Home Consultant up until the time of closing to verify these dates. Please keep in mind that due to the complexity of the building process and the fact that we want to make sure that every component of your home is up to our standards of quality, these dates are subject to change.
  • Assemble a “Moving Planner” which includes a schedule, your moving checklist and a place to save all estimates and receipts associated with your move.
  • Start getting to know your new Community. Your New Home Consultant and the Community Page of the Lennar website are good starting points. On the Community Page you can see What’s Nearby including schools, shopping, food and dining and parks. As you continue to learn more about your new Community, the Internet is a great information source. You may also be able to obtain a relocating package from the local Chamber of Commerce. Some things you may wish to inquire about include the following:
    • local utility companies
    • schools & day care establishments
    • accessibility to hospitals, fire stations and police stations
    • health facilities
    • banks
    • places of worship
    • shopping establishments
    • Internet service providers
    • storage facilities
    • doctors, dentists, pharmacies
    • veterinarians
    • lawn & pool maintenance services
    • house cleaning services
    • snow removal services
  • Take an inventory of your possessions. Document with photos and record serial numbers when applicable. This will be your “inventory sheet” which you can use to make sure that all of your possessions arrived in good order as you are unpacking.

7 – 8 Weeks Prior to Move

  • Check back in with your New Home Consultant to review your walk-through and closing dates. Please keep in mind that due to the complexity of the building process, these dates are subject to change.
  • Start sorting through your belongings to determine those items you plan to discard. Arrange to have a garage sale or ask a local charity pick up the items.
  • Consult with your accountant to determine any moving expenses that may be tax deductible.
  • Establish your budget for moving expenses and start obtaining estimates from moving companies. When establishing your budget, account for the cost of special boxes that you will need to purchase for transporting your wardrobe and fragile belongings.
  • Arrange to have any pertinent school or day care records transferred to your new Community. Be sure to check school schedules and enrollment requirements.
  • Contact your insurance agent(s) to transfer your policies (health, fire, dental, homeowners, life, and automobile) and inquire about any changes that may adjust your policies. Also, verify that moving is covered in your policy – if not, invest in mover’s insurance.

4 – 5 Weeks Prior to Move

  • By this time you should have received an invitation to create your own personalized homepage in MyLennar. In this location you will be able to: connect your utilities, sign up for phone and Internet, change your address and send e-cards to your friends and family members. In addition to taking this step you should also:
  • Check back in with your New Home Consultant to review your walk-through and closing dates. Please keep in mind that due to the complexity of the building process, these dates are subject to change.
  • Take an inventory of items that are of significant value or difficult to replace – such as antiques, art collections, jewelry, wills, stock certificates, photos, home videos, etc. Shipping valuable items via Certified Mail or Federal Express and personally moving them are options to consider.
  • Make as many of your travel arrangements (flights, hotels, car rentals, etc.) as possible.
  • Consume or discard food items that are perishable or cannot be moved – such as frozen foods.
  • Start making a list of people and businesses to notify of your move, including family, friends, health care providers, banks, and business associates.
  • Choose the moving company that best accommodates your needs and budget. Confirm delivery dates and moving services in your Purchase Agreement.
  • Most moving companies have a list of items that they will not move – such as plants, firearms, and flammable items. Make arrangements to have those types of belongings moved separately.
  • If you are planning to do the packing yourself, stock up on packing supplies (boxes, tape, labels, markers, newspapers, bubble-wrap and any other item that you think you might need.) When labeling your boxes, note the contents inside the box, whether they are fragile and the room in which they belong. Make a note if an item/box needs to be opened first upon arrival – for instance, bath and bedroom items may be the first you want to unpack.

2 – 3 Weeks Prior to Move

  • Check back in with your New Home Consultant to review your walk-through and closing dates and times.
  • There are a number of services that you will need to transfer. Some of those services are non-transferable and must be disconnected then reconnected. Regardless, here are some services that you may start looking into: newspaper delivery, cable, electric, fuel, gas, telephone, water, garbage collection, storage facilities, lawn maintenance, pool maintenance, housecleaning services, internet services and health clubs. Once again, your utilities, telephone, TV and Internet can be arranged through MyLennar – one great location to take care of many of your needs.
  • Determine what you’ll be taking with you on moving day – such as important or irreplaceable items, toys/games for kids, snacks and a first aid kit.
  • Confirm delivery dates with movers.
  • If necessary, schedule to have your car serviced for the trip.
  • Make sure all of your dry cleaning has been picked up, return any books that belong to the library and collect or return any items on loan.
  • Contact your new city’s Department of Motor Vehicles to determine driver’s license requirements, and transfer plates and/or registration on your vehicles.
  • Select a bank in your new city – transfer existing and/or set up new accounts, and obtain a safety deposit box if needed.

1 Week Prior to Move

  • Check back in with your New Home Consultant to review your closing date and time.
  • Reconfirm delivery dates with movers.
  • Contact your title company or closing attorney a day or two before closing to determine the exact amount of the cashier’s check you will need to close your loan.
  • Purchase travelers checks in case of an emergency or unplanned event.
  • Stock up on at least two weeks’ worth of prescriptions.
  • When packing, dispose of all flammable items such as aerosol cans, paint, gasoline and any other items that your mover will not move and you do not plan to take with you.

You’re Home!

  • When unpacking, account for all of your belongings by checking them against the inventory sheet that you created prior to moving.
  • Be sure to register to vote in your new Community.
  • For your convenience, you can now access a brand new dashboard in MyLennar where you can access a home maintenance check-list, home care videos, contact Customer Care and start benefiting from our Lennar Rewards program which offers many great retailers and service providers nationwide.

And last but not least, relax and enjoy your new Lennar home!