Moving Into a New Home

Moving into a home can be an exciting yet emotional time; however, moving all of the belongings into a new home can be very stressful if not done in an organized and efficient manner. There are some important things to remember and steps to follow when moving to a new home.

It is always a good idea to purchase some form of notebook to keep all of your notes from the move. You will want to include any reminders and/or “to-dos” on this list. You will also want to make sure you save some paper so that you can take inventory of all of your personal belongings, before  moving into your new home. This will come in handy whether you hire movers or you move all of your belongings yourself. Also, make sure to keep all moving papers and receipts. On another tab of the notebook, make a list of the people and companies that you will need to notify that your address has changed. Also, fill out the necessary paperwork at the post office to forward all of your mail to your new address.

There are some important phone calls you will need to make before moving into a new home. You will need to decide if you will be moving on your own or hiring movers. If you decide to hire movers, you will need to call them and explain to them approximately how many items you have, how large a vehicle you need, how many movers your move will require and what the distance is between locations. You may need to purchase additional insurance. Find out how much your movers will cover and then contact your insurance agent and ask if your homeowners policy can apply to moving your household goods.

Now it is time to pack. Figure out what can be tossed or given away and what is coming with you.  You should start collecting boxes and adding your belongings to the box. Pack one room at a time and make sure to label each box with the room it belongs in and the items or category of the items in the box, so that it is easy to unpack it all.

The last thing you will need to do is call the movers to confirm the time and day and off you go to your new home. By keeping and staying organized with the moving process, you will not only save time and money on your move but you will be more efficient and save time as well.

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