Most home buyers want to get moved into their new home right away, but if it’s in need of repairs or paint it’s much easier to do that before you move your furniture in. If you are going to renovate, make sure you allow enough time to get through the project before you are in need of moving in. Cleaning or replacing carpet should also be done prior to furniture delivery. Be sure to arrange your utilities to be transferred into your name and out of the sellers name on the day of closing to avoid set up and connection charges. Some services that often get overlooked are alarm companies and internet carriers. Check with your MUD District or water company to find out when your trash pick up will be each week. Don’t forget to notify the post office of your new address. If you will have a cluster mailbox, be sure to ask them which box fits your key.