Moving Guide

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Moving Guide

TIMELINE & CHECKLISTS


PATTY CORDONI

Principal Broker 541-771-0931

SUZANNE CARVLIN

Principal Broker 818-216-8542

PRINCIPAL BROKERS LICENSED IN OREGON

290 East Cascade Avenue PO Box 609 Sisters OR 97759 RealEstate@PattyandSuzanne.com PattyandSuzanne.com

PATTY CORDONI, PRINCIPAL BROKER

With a career background in Corporate Planning and Marketing for Intel Corporation, I offer a professional approach to real estate when representing clients. Guiding buyers and sellers through their transactions while providing knowledge of local and state regulations, land-use rules and market research is my goal for a successful and smooth transaction. I volunteer as a Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Sisters Rodeo Association, sat as President of the Sisters Chamber of Commerce for two years, and held an advisory position on the Economic Development of Central Oregon group for the City of Sisters. I moved to Central Oregon in 1977 with my family and continue to enjoy an agricultural lifestyle while representing buyers and sellers in the Residential, Farm, and Ranch markets. Your investments are my priority.

SUZANNE CARVLIN, BROKER

REALTOR®, GRI, ABR, SRS, RENE, RSPS, e-PRO® I bring over 25 years of experience in marketing, design, and event production to my real estate profession. Serving in management in the Nordstrom corporation for 17 years in Los Angeles sharpened my professional expertise. I repurposed my skills into real estate after relocating to Sisters Country over 10 years ago when my husband and I made a major life-enhancing move from urban dwellers to life on a small ranch in the pines. We have livestock, pets, and all the chores that come with it. Life in central Oregon is good. I have immersed myself in learning the central Oregon property market and business trends with the goal of helping my clients invest wisely in real estate. I work hard because it’s in my nature, but more importantly because of the positive impact that I have on helping my clients achieve their real estate goals and enrich their lives in the process. As your professional ally let's partner together to bring your real estate dreams into reality.

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Your Checklist For Moving Your move into a new home will go more smoothly if you start the planning process two months ahead of time. From creating a moving binder to backing up your computer files, the goal is to get the ball rolling.

8 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE Create a moving binder or set up a Google Doc where you can track everything. If you follow this first step, you’ll save a ton of time. Print out your moving checklists and put them in your moving binder. We’ve separated your moving tasks into eight chunks beginning two months before you move and finishing two weeks after you get to your new home. Determine what else goes in your moving binder. After you’ve added the checklists, you may want to create sections for things like documentation, receipts, and contact info. Organize documents to keep track of your moving estimates, final bills, and other info you get from moving companies. Identify all your appointments. We’re not referring to doctor visits as much as we are to-do lists for connecting your utilities, scheduling inspections, or enrolling your kids in a new school. Keep track of furniture measurements. The last thing you want when moving into your new home is to discover your couch won’t fit through the door. Measure all your big stuff to avoid a big mistake on moving day. Start packing your first box. This isn’t the time to get all your dishes into moving boxes but to put all your vital documents and valuables into one place. You’ll be able to identify any important info you don’t have, and you’ll never forget which box has all your critical items. Back up your files. Get your files and photos saved to the cloud or to an external hard drive. Your new home just won’t be the same if you lose pictures of your wedding or your baby’s first steps. Identify what kind of move you’re doing. For example, do you want to do everything yourself, have someone else do all the work, or find an option in between? Start researching moving companies. Check out customer reviews, get at least three quotes, and figure out your budget. You don’t have to decide on a company now, but you do want to research your options.

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8 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE Create a room-by-room inventory. It’s not as tough as you think, and it will prevent a massive headache if you have to file a claim for lost, stolen, or damaged goods. Sell or donate unwanted items. This is the perfect time to have a garage sale for the stuff you’ve always wanted to get rid of anyway or to finally follow through on your promise to donate to charity. Request time off from work. Plan a three-day weekend, and be sure to let your boss, coworkers, and clients know you’ll be out of the office. Identify items that need special care. A lot of the moving process is pretty simple: get your boxes and do your packing. But don’t forget about some of the big, fragile, and oddly shaped items that require extra attention (e.g., pianos, sectional furniture, or snowglobe collections) —and possibly more of your moving budget. Do a deep clean. Not only will cleaning help you organize your stuff, but it can increase the odds of getting back your security deposit if you’re a renter—or make it easier to sell if you’re a homeowner.

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6 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE You’ve spent the last two weeks getting organized. Now it’s time to dive a little deeper. From collecting free moving boxes to taking pictures of your valuables, your goal is to narrow down which moving services and supplies you’ll need. Keep researching moving companies. Narrow your list down to three or four options. Start collecting free moving boxes. Call your local grocery and furniture stores to see if they have any free boxes. If you plan ahead, there’s a good chance you can get most of what you need without spending a dime. Label your boxes (e.g., “Kitchen: Dishes” or “Office:Books”) Take pictures of your valuable belongings. Not only will this save your bacon if you have to file a claim, but you can also use it to trim time off the unpacking process. For example, if you take pictures of your electronics, you can easily look up which wires go where when you put everything back together again. Do small repairs. You’ve looked at that outlet missing a faceplate for long enough. If you knock out some of the simple repairs before you leave, you can increase the odds of getting your security deposit back or selling your place. Plus, karma. Reserve a storage unit. If you need to use a storage unit because you shipped your items a few weeks in advance or have to wait for people to move out of your new home, take the opportunity to reserve space now.

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4 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE You’re going to be sleeping in your new home one month from now. From choosing a moving company to filling your prescriptions, your goal for the next two weeks is to book your movers and gather all remaining supplies. Decide on a moving company. Finalize your budget, get your quotes, and pull the trigger. Remember to keep all your receipts and important dates in your moving binder. If you still have questions, we have a guide to finding a moving company. Get moving coverage. With any luck, nothing will be broken or damaged by the time you get to your new home. Just in case, though, you may want to opt for moving coverage to protect your belongings. Make travel arrangements. If you’re driving the truck yourself, this can mean planning your actual travel route. If someone else is doing the driving, then this is the time to book your flight, hotel, or rental car. Buy packing supplies. You should have been able to collect quite a few free moving boxes. Now is the time to buy any boxes you still need as well as other moving supplies. Think about what your new home will look like. We know, it sounds a bit cheesy—but this is an opportunity to refresh and see if there’s anything else you should add to your moving checklist. If you need to buy drapes or decorations, this is the time to go shopping. Tune up your car. Make sure you’re up to date on insurance coverage, mileage checkups, and oil changes. Contact your utilities providers to arrange turn off and turn on services. After all, what good is your new entertainment room if you can’t sing along to contestants on The Voice because your TV doesn’t work? See Utilities check list at back of this guide. Fill your prescriptions. You don’t want to be stuck without meds at your new home if you have to change doctors or pharmacies. Set up an appointment to schedule your refills, and get a head start on finding a new doctor.

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2 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE T-minus two weeks. From forwarding your mail to packing boxes, the goal of the next week is to update your contact information and finalize moving day logistics. Change your address. You know you’re moving, but not everyone else does. Contact all the businesses that may need your new address (e.g., banks and insurance companies) and arrange to have your mail forwarded with the post office. Give everyone your new address. Okay, not everyone. But let family and close friends know where you’re moving—especially if you want them to help you unpack at your new home. Update or cancel your memberships and subscriptions. A gym membership is useless if you have to drive 100 miles to get there, and grooming will be difficult if you haven’t updated your Dollar Shave Club info. Confirm important moving dates with any companies you’ve booked services through. These should already be listed in your moving binder. Now you just need to verify everything is still scheduled as planned. Begin packing. You should have your inventory completed, your boxes collected and labeled, and your valuables identified. Now it’s time to do the actual packing. Plan your final meals. Remember, almost all your stuff will be in boxes—so bookmark your favorite takeout menus or grab a few frozen items from the grocery store. It’s also a good idea to leave a few essentials unpacked so you can still do a bit of home cooking. Get a babysitter, pet sitter, or both. Make arrangements to have your kids and pets entertained—or at least out of the way—while you’re loading the truck. Update your driver’s license, auto insurance, and car registration. Plan a moving party. Invite—or beg—your family and friends to help you move. (Party hats optional.)

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1 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE You’re down to the last seven days. From collecting all your keys to packing a 24-hour moving kit, your goal is to have everything ready for moving day. Disassemble big furniture items. Begin cleaning empty rooms. Even if you’re not working toward getting a security deposit back, you can make the place more attractive to prospective buyers. Pack your suitcases. Get everyone in the family a suitcase they can live out of for a few days. Pack essential items like pajamas, clean socks, and swimsuits for the hotel pool. Collect all keys and garage door openers. You’ll need to hand these over to the real estate agent, new owner, or next tenants when you move out. Schedule a final walk-through of your new home. Make sure you know how to find things like the water heater, circuit breakers, and water shut-off valves. Pack a 24-hour moving kit with other essentials besides your clothes. It’s a great idea to include some healthy snacks, flashlights, and phone chargers. Take pictures or video of your empty home. You want to be able to prove your house was in good condition when you moved out. Get cash. Have enough money on hand to tip your movers and deal with unexpected needs or emergencies. Clean your new home before moving in. It’ll save time and the hassle of working around boxes and furniture. Identify unpacking priorities. It’s pretty tough to unpack everything in a single day, so we recommend planning out how to tackle the project in chunks. Finish packing before moving day. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to try and do your packing on loading day. Make sure everything is ready before your movers or rental truck arrive.

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MOVING DAY! Moving day is finally here! You’re in good shape if you’ve kept a moving guide with a checklist. From waking up on time to getting sheets on your new bed, the goal is to move into your new home! Don’t hit snooze. This is definitely one day where you want to wake up on time. Clear a path. Make sure the people helping you move can get the boxes from your house to the moving truck without tripping over things. Check the paperwork. If you hired movers, make sure to ask for official paperwork from the movers to ensure they are who you think and that all the details of your move are what you expect. Don’t get caught in a moving scam! Be available to facilitate the loading process. Stick around to answer any questions your movers have. Be sure to provide your contact info and new address, especially if you need to leave while they work. Order pizza (or buy donuts). The best thing you can do for those helping you move is have everything packed when they arrive. The second best thing you can do is feed them while they help. Sign the movers’ inventory list. Be sure to ask the movers to give you a copy of their official inventory. This will be critical in case something “disappears” during transit and you have to file a claim. Conduct your final walk-through. This is your last chance to see if you forgot anything and to make sure the place is clean. You won’t be coming back. Tip your movers.

MOVING TIP

It’s customary to tip your movers. We recommend 15%–20% of your total bill for large moves and 5%–10% for small moves. While movers prefer to be paid in cash, you can only claim a tax deduction if you tip viacheck or credit card.

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AFTER MOVING DAY You’ve moved into your new home, but that doesn’t mean everything is done. From changing your locks to getting to know your neighbors, your goal now is to get the basics set up and start settling in. Go grocery shopping. You will have done a lot of eating out in the last day or two. Your stomach will thank you if you pick up some familiar food and put it in the fridge at your new home. Set up your beds and the bathroom. Make sure you know where to find your sheets, pillowcases, and toilet paper. These are a few items you really don’t want to be without on Day 1. Change your locks. You don’t know how many people had keys to your new home before you moved in. Set up home security. You made the effort to get all your stuff safely to your new place, now you want to keep it safe. This is also a great time to purchase or set up smart home devices. Check your utilities to make sure everything is working, and research ways to save on your utility bills. Get to know your HOA. Make sure you understand policies about pets, lawn care, and monthly dues. Plan a housewarming party. You’ll host the party next week. For now, set a date and extend invitations to your neighbors. Leave a moving review. This is a great opportunity to thank your moving company for doing a good job or to alert other customers to hidden challenges you discovered. Send thank-you notes to everyone who helped 2 weeks after you move Only a few things left to do! Your goal is to be 100% moved in by the end of the week. Finish unpacking. You’ll feel incredible when you break down your last box! Make spare keys. Host a housewarming party. Reward yourself for a job well done, and get to know your new neighbors. Save your moving binder. If you ever need to move again, you’ve already got a roadmap for the process. Sit back and relax. You’ve finished everything on the moving checklist!

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8WEEKS

PRINTABLE MOVING CHECKLIST

BEFORE YOU MOVE

1. Create a moving binder 2. Print moving checklists 3. Organize moving binder 4. Organize moving documents 5. Identify appointments 6. Measure furniture 7. Pack vital documents and valuables 8. Back up files 9. Identify move type 10. Start researching moving companies 11. Create a room-by-room inventory 12. Sell or donate unwanted items 13. Request time o work 14. Identify items that need specialty packing or loading 15. Do a deep clean

6WEEKS

BEFORE YOU MOVE

1. Continue researching moving companies 2. Find free moving boxes 3. Label boxes 4. Take pictures of valuables 5. Do small repairs 6. Reserve a storage unit

4WEEKS

BEFORE YOU MOVE

1. Decide on a moving company 2. Get moving coverage 3. Make travel arrangements 4. Buy packing supplies 5. Plan and order decor for new home 6. Tune up car 7. Contact internet, TV, and utility providers 8. Fill prescriptions

2 WEEKS

BEFORE YOU MOVE 1. Change address 2. Give everyone new address 3. Update or cancel subscriptions 4. Confirm moving dates 5. Begin packing 6. Plan meals for move week 7. Get a babysitter, pet sitter, or both 8. Update driver’s license, auto insurance, and car registration 9. Plan a moving party


PRINTABLE MOVING CHECKLIST

1 WEEKS

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1. Disassemble big furniture 2. Start cleaning empty rooms 3. Pack suitcases 4. Collect keys and garage door openers 5. Schedule final walk-through 6. Pack a 24-hour moving kit 7. Take pictures of empty home 8. Get cash 9. Clean new home 10. Identify unpacking priorities 11. Finish packing (before moving day!)

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1. Wake up on time 2. Clear a path from house to moving truck 3. Check paperwork details 4. Talk to movers 5. Order pizza 6. Sign movers’ inventory list 7. Conduct final walk-through 8. Tip movers NOTES:

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1. Go grocery shopping 2. Set up beds and bathroom 3. Change locks 4. Set up home security 5. Check utilities 6. Learn HOA policies 7. Plan a housewarming party 8. Leave a moving review 9. Sent thank-you notes

2 WEEKS

AFTER YOU MOVE

1. Finish unpacking 2. Make spare keys 3. Host housewarming party 4. Save moving binder 5. Sit back and relax


PRINTABLE UTILITY CHECKLIST About three to four weeks before the big day, you’ll want to start thinking about what utilities you’ll need to shut off in your old place and turn on in your new home. It may seem daunting but with a little bit of planning and calling around, you can go into Moving Day confident that your basic services will be taken care of.

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CENTRAL OREGON UTILITES CABLE TELEVISION

Bend Broadband 541.382.5551 Bend Broadband (Sunriver) 541.382.5551 Crestview Cable (Prineville / La Pine) 800.285.2330 DirectTV 888.777.2454 Dish Network 888.825.2557

GARBAGE / RECYCLING

Bend Garbage & Recycling 541.382.2263 Cascade Disposal 541.382.6660 Deschutes Recycling 541.388.1910 Environmental Center 541.388.3638 High Country Disp. (Redmond) 541.548.4984 Knott Landfill 541.383.4388 Prineville Disposal 541.447.5208 Wilderness (La Pine) 541.536.1194

PHONE COMPANIES AT&T 800.222.0300 Bend Broadband 541.382.5551 BendTel 888.777.2454 CenturyLink 800.244.1111 DirectTV 888.777.2454 Dish Network 888.825.2557 Qwest Telephone 800.244.1111

ELECTRIC / GAS / PROPANE

WATER COMPANIES

IRRIGATION DISTRICTS

COUNTY OFFICES

Amerigas (Propane) 541.382.3823 Cascade Natural Gas 888.522.1130 Central Electric (Bend) 541.389.1980 Central Electric (Prineville) 541.447.5321 Central Electric (Redmond) 541.548.2144 Central Electric (Sisters) 541.549.5698 Ed Staub & Sons (Propane) 541.504.8265 Ferrell Gas/Propane 541.382.1161 Mid. State Electric 800.722.7219 Northern Energy (Propane) 541.548.7449 Pacific Power & Light 800.221.7070 PG&E Gas Transmission 541.548.4110 Underground Utilities Location 877.668.7254 Arnold Irrigation 541.382.7664 Central Oregon Irrigation 541.548.6047 Ochoco Irrigation 541.447.6449 Swalley Irrigation 541.388.0658 Three Sisters Irrigation 541.549.8815 Tumalo Irrigation 541.382.3053

Agate Water, Apache 541.382.2855 Avion Water Company 541.382.5342 City of Bend 541.388.5515 City of La Pine 541.536.3281 City of Prineville 541.447.5627 City of Redmond 541.923.7765 City of Sisters 541.549.6022 Cline Butte Utility 541.504.2305 Laidlaw Water District 541.389.1255 Roats Water System 541.382.3029 Sun Mountain Water Systems 541.382.7309 Sunriver Utilities 541.593.4197 Terrebonne Domestic 541.548.2727 BEND 395 SW Bluff Drive, Suite 100 Bend, OR 97702 541.382.4201 REDMOND 631 W Antler Avenue, Suite 110 Redmond, OR 97756 541.923.3014 SUNRIVER 57100 Beaver Drive, Building 6 Sunriver, OR 97707 541.593.5242 SISTERS 178 SW Elm Street, Suite 102 Sisters, OR 97759 541.904.3048

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SERVICES & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES MEDICAL / HOSPITALS

CITY/COUNTY SERVICES

Bend Memorial Clinic (Sisters) 541.706.5440 Bend Memorial Clinic 541.382.2811 Deschutes County Health Dept 541.388.6575 High Lakes Health Care (Sisters) 541.541.9609 La Pine Community Health Ctr 541.536.3435 Poison Control Center 800.222.1222 Police/Sheriff/Fire/Ambulance 911 St. Charles (Redmond) 541.548.8131 St. Charles (Prineville) 541.447.6254 St. Charles (Sisters) 541.549.1319 St. Charles Hospital (Bend) 541.382.4321

City of Bend 541.388.5505 City of Redmond 541.923.7710 City of Sisters 541.549.6022 City of La Pine 541.536.1432 City of Prineville 541.447.5627 Deschutes County 541.388.6570

DMV

Bend 541.388.6322 Prineville 541.447.7855 Redmond 541.548.0140

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

SCHOOL DISTRICTS / SCHOOLS Bend/La Pine School District 541.383.6000 Central Oregon Com. College 541.383.7700 Crook County High School 541.416.6900 Crook County Middle School 541.447.6283 Crook County Schools 541.447.5664 OSU Cascades 541.322.3100 Redmond School District 2J 541.923.5437 Sisters School District #6 541.549.8521

Bend 541.382.3221 La Pine 541.536.9771 Prineville 541.447.6304 Redmond 541.923.5191 Sisters 541.549.0251 Sunriver 541.593.8149

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NEWSPAPERS/MEDIA The Bulletin 541.382.1811 Cascade Business News 541.388.5665 Central Oregonian 541.447.6205 Frontier (La Pine) 541.536.2434 Homes and Land 541.420.6596 The Nugget (Sisters) 541.549.9941 Oregonian 541.382.3761 The Redmond Spokesman 541.548.2184 The Source 541.383.0800


SISTERS FOOD & BEVERAGE RESTAURANTS

Sisters Meat & Smoke House - (541) 719-1186 Sisters Saloon & Grill - (541) 549-7427 Three Creek Brewery - (541) 549-1963 The Open Door - (541) 549-6076 Junes Asian Kitchen - (541) 549-6944 Sisters Depot - (541) 904-4660 R Spot & Takeout - (541) 549-7768 Spoons - (541) 719-0572 Takoda's Restaurant & Lounge - (541) 549-8620 Rancho Viejo - (541) 549-3594 Sno Cap - (541) 549-6151 Hop & Brew - (541) 719-1295 The Gallery - (541) 549-2631 Eurosports - (541) 549-2471 Sisters Bakery - (541) 549-0361 Philadelphia's Steaks & Hoagies - (541) 904-4154 Cottonwood Cafe | Chow Burger - (541) 549-2699 Angeline's Bakery & Cafe - (541) 549-9122 Black Butte Ranch Lakeside Bistro - (541) 595-1264 Brand 33 - (541) 549-3663 Chops Bistro - (541) 549-6015

PIZZA

Martolli's Pizza - (541) 549-0527 Cibelli's Pizza - (541) 904-4300 Takoda's Restaurant & Lounge - (541) 549-8620

DRINKS Sisters Coffee - (541) 549-0527 Fika coffeehouse - (541) 588-0311 Hardtails Bar - (541) 549-6114 Hop & Brew - (541) 719-1295 Suttle Tea - (541) 549-8077 Eurosports - (541) 549-2471 Three Creek Brewery - (541) 549-1963 Cascade Street Distillery - (541) 549-1082

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