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Moving Day....Planning Makes the Process Easier

Make your move to your new home as stress free as possible. Keep track of all those details that might throw a snag in your plans. Use our handy relocation guide and moving checklist to keep organized.

Your moving experience can either be a nightmare or it can be an adventure. If you plan well you can make it easier. We have compiled a list of questions and suggestions from our relocation experience to help make your move as easy as possible.

Planning Your Move

  • Choose a moving company--professionals or friends?
  • Choose a date--weekend or weekday?
  • Trucks-Renting or let a pro do it?
  • Moving truck--how big? Can you handle it?
  • Packing Tips
  • Wardrobe boxes--worth it?
  • Used boxes--do you really know what was in there before?
  • Lamp Shades--cover in plastic(bags) and box to avoid crushing.
  • Make a move in box with necessities --sheets, towels, toiletries, tissues and a change of clothes, food etc.
  • Mark wires for stereos, TVs and computers for easy re-installation.
  • Label everything. A few minutes now can save headaches later.

What to pack, what to sell and what to toss

  • Cull through closets, attics, basements, garages and sheds.
  • Really look at your things and decide if you need it.
    • If you don't need it-- Can you donate it to charity?
    • Can you sell it--have a garage sale?
    • List your unwanted items on ebay.
    • Give your friends a chance at your unused stuff before you throw it away.

Handling kids during a move

  • Have friends take care of kids during move.
  • Listen to your kids concerns, worries, and look for signs of stress.
  • Be there for your kids, don't let your own distress make you insensitive.
  • Show kids their new school, take them on a tour.
  • Introduce your kids to neighbor kids before you move.
  • Don't Dismiss your children's anxiety about moving -- acknowledge and assure.

Quick list of things to do

  • Find out about schools in your new area...we can help.
  • Set up garbage service.
  • Establish new utility accounts.
  • Change your drivers license address.
  • Forward your mail.
  • Find a New Insurance Agent.
  • Services to transer/establish/discontinue
    Internet, Phone, Cable
    Garbage, Water, Gas, Electricity, Fuel Oil
    Lawn Service, Water Softener, Pest Control, Newspaper

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