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  • A Simplified Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Relocation

    Wednesday, August 30, 2023   /   by Management | Doctors Of Real Estate

    A Simplified Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Relocation

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    So you have sold your home and now are faced with the task of moving. Moving to a new home is an exciting and significant life event that can be made easier with a well-organized plan. Here's a moving checklist to guide you through the process.

    1. 6-8 Weeks Before Moving: 

    - Create a moving binder or digital folder for moving related documents and estimates.

    - Set a budget to cover moving expenses (including moving services, packing materials, or travel expenses). 

    - Research and compare moving companies if hiring professionals.

    2. 4-6 Weeks Before Moving: 

    - Declutter room by room by sorting and deciding what to keep, donate, or sell.

    - Notify your landlord (if renting) or realtor (if selling) about your move-out date.

    - Start packing non-essential items, such as seasonal clothing or décor. labeling boxes clearly with contents, the room they belong to, as well as priority (for unpacking). 

    3. 2-4 Weeks Before Moving: 

    - Update your address with the post office and important institutions, such as banks, insurance companies, etc..

    - Arrange utility (electricity, water, gas, internet, cable) disconnections and installations at your new home.

    - Notify schools and medical providers about your move.

    4. 1-2 Weeks Before Moving:

    - Confirm moving details with your chosen moving company or rental truck provider. 

    - Pack essentials separately for easy access on moving day, such as toiletries, medications, important documents, and change of clothes.

    - Finish packing rest of belongings and prepare large appliances for your move, if taking.  

    5. Moving Day:

    - Supervise or aid in the moving process, ensuring everything is loaded properly and accounted for.

    - Do a final check of each room to ensure nothing is left behind.

    - Keep important documents easily accessible in your moving binder. 

    6. After the Move:

    - Inspect belongings for any damage during transit.

    - Begin unpacking, prioritizing essentials first.

    - Update local information like driver's license and voter registration.

    Happy moving!

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