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Moving and Packing Tips

The process of moving is long and complex. Being organized, knowing what needs to be done,
and tackling tasks efficiently can make your move significantly less stressful. We have some moving and packing tips for you and a detailed list to keep you on task and help make your move successful.




Moving and packing


Use up things that may be difficult
to move, such as frozen food.

Get estimates from
professional movers or from
truck rental companies if you
are moving yourself.

Once you’ve selected a mover,
discuss insurance, packing,
loading and delivery, and the
claims procedure.

Sort through your possessions.
Decide what you want to keep,
what you want to sell and what
you wish to donate to charity.

Record serial numbers on
electronic equipment, take photos
(or video) of all your belongings
and create an inventory list.

Change your utilities, including
phone, power and water, from your
old address to your new address.

Obtain a change of address
packet from the post office
and send to creditors,
magazine subscription offices
and catalog vendors.

Discuss tax-deductible moving
expenses with your accountant
and begin keeping accurate



packing, moving tips


If you’re moving to a new
community, contact the
Chamber of Commerce and
school district and request
information about services.

 Make reservations with airlines,
hotels and car rental agencies,
if needed.

If you are moving yourself, use
your inventory list to determine
how many boxes you will need.

Begin packing nonessential items.

Arrange for storage, if needed.

If you have items you don’t want to
pack and move, hold a yard sale.

Get car license, registration and
insurance in order.

Transfer your bank accounts to
new branch locations. Cancel
any direct deposit or automatic
payments from your accounts if
changing banks.

Make special arrangements to
move pets, and consult your
veterinarian about ways to make
travel comfortable for them.

Have your car checked and
serviced for the trip.

Collect items from safe-deposit
box if changing banks.




Moving and packing


Defrost your refrigerator
and freezer.

Have movers pack your

Label each box with the contents
and the room where you want it
to be delivered.

Arrange to have payment ready
for the moving company.

Set aside legal documents
and valuables that you do not
want packed.

Pack clothing and toiletries,
along with extra clothes in
case the moving company
is delayed.

Give your travel itinerary to a close
friend or relative so they can reach
you as needed.

Look out for the second part of this coming soon!



written by Chasity Rodriguez

Social Media Director