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January 12th, 2023 6:53 PM by Salim (Sam) Kader MLO# 130505

  •  Have a "first open" box with the things you´ll need most-toilet paper, soap, trash bags, scissors, hammer, screwdriver, pencils and paper, cups and plates, water, snacks, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • A U.S. Postal Service change of address form.
  • Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, cancel the newspaper and bank of the change of address.
  • Develop a list of friends, relatives and business colleagues who need to be notified of the move.
  • Arrange to have utilities disconnected at your old home and connected at your new one.
  • Check insurance coverage for moved items. Movers only cover what they pack.
  • Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving.
  • Find a moving company. Note the weight of the goods since long-distance moves are usually billed according to weight. Watch for movers that use excessive padding to add weight.
  • Find local movers with Dolly. It's like Uber but for moving.
  • Include a box or large clear zip-lock style plastic bag with a photo of the correct setup for television, phone and Internet equipment and all of the manuals, connectors, washers, screws, etc.

Plus, if you´re moving out of town:

  • Get copies of medical and dental records and prescriptions for your family and pets.
  • Get copies of children's school records for transfer
  • Consider special car needs for pets when travelling
  • Let a friend or relative know your route.
  • Carry traveler's check or an ATM card for ready cash until can open a bank account.
  • Empty safety deposit box.
  • Put plants in boxes with holes for air circulation if moving to cold weather.

6 Items to Have on Hand for the New Owners   

  • Owner's manuals for items left in the house.
  • Warranties for any items left in the house.
  • A list of local service providers such as the best dry cleaner, yard service, etc.
  • Garage door opener
  • Extra sets of house keys.
  • Code to burglar alarm and phone number of monitoring service if not discontinued.

Once you have moved in and settled in - have your driver's license updated with your new home address. Moving brochure you can print.


Posted in:Moving Day and tagged: Moving Day
Posted by Salim (Sam) Kader MLO# 130505 on January 12th, 2023 6:53 PM



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