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10 Things you need when moving

June 8, 2010

1. Set the date for moving.

This will be the day you move. You might consider to choose a working week day like Monday or Thursday because banks and offices are open in case you have a problem.

2. Don’t take everything.

Before you start packing give yourself a minute to think. Do you really need all that stuff? We all tend to make consistent “collections” of objects that we don’t really need nor use. This is the case of a bunch of clothes that you didn’t wear last spring and you probably won’t wear again, old furniture, old-fashioned shoes, or anything else you can truly live without. The smartest thing to do is to work your way through each room while making this first inventory. Make sure you are objective and write down anything that isn’t worth keeping. This is a helpful step because your final list will look clean and organized. Once all this stuff is “labeled” as unnecessary it is time to organize a garage sale or contact your local charities.

3. Create a moving checklist.

As soon as you learn that you’ll be moving. That will make the process less stressful and ensure that you don’t forget anything. This list should include all the things you need to move to your new location. Even more, figure out what things are most valuable or difficult to replace. Plan on shipping these by certified mail or carrying them with you.
4. Make a budget for moving expenses.

Be sure have the correct amount with you with moving expenses, deposits, tips, and anything else you’ll need on moving day.

5. Start collecting boxes and packing materials early.

The best bet is to check with friends, family, and local stores for used packing materials. Or at least appreciate what kind you need so you can ask the moving company to provide. If you are selecting full service move, you might as well ignore this step.

6. Contact a moving company especially if you move long distance or have furniture, other large stuff, objects that need extra carefulness in handling. Empire movers offer discounts so you can have your move more affordable.

7. Pack everything or just the stuff you want the movers to handle and label all the boxes.

8. Extra carefulness with the documents, begin using things that can’t be moved, such as frozen foods, bleach and aerosol cleaners, arrange for utility transfers, file change of address, notify specific people of your change of address, and leave all the copies of your key.

9. Make a small hand language with a clean t-shirt, soap and toothbrush. It will come handy when you need to quickly freshen up.

10. Last check! Make sure you’ve covered everything!

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