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A Simplified Moving Checklist for a Stress-Free Relocation

Updated: Sep 5

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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 or 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.

Moving and packing

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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