5 important things to do before you move

5 important things to do before you move

5 easy things to do before you move.
One month before your move is crunch time. Hopefully, you got some of your packing out of the way last month. If so, you probably focused on your nonessential items -- your out-of-season clothing, your fanciest china, your holiday wares and other items you didn't expect to use in the near future.

During this month, you'll start to pack up the stuff you use more often, leaving out the absolute essentials to the end of the month, right before your move.

Your place might look like chaos, but when moving day arrives, you'll be more than ready face the task.

What else should be on your to-do list for the month?

Notify the Post Office of Change of Address
This is one of those tasks that can easily fall through the cracks, and if it does, you may miss some really important mail -- like bills, bank statements and checks from people who owe you money. So, be sure to set aside some time to do this before you move. You can pick up a change of address form at the post office, fill it out and send it via snail mail. Or you can fill out the form online.

Notify Companies of Account Changes or Disconnections:
Make a list of your utility Companies, Cable, DSL, and inform them of your move. It's usually pretty easy to get a service turned off at one place and turned on at another. But you might also use this move as an opportunity to reevaluate your services. Could you save some money by switching companies or getting a different package? Do these companies have any special deals right now? It never hurts to ask.

Notify Newspaper of Address Change or Stoppage If someone still drives by your house and throws a newspaper at your lawn every morning, then you'll need to notify the paper of your change in address.

Did you order something on eBay? Did you buy a sweater online? Your mail should be forwarded, but just to be safe, you might want to go ahead and call those contacts to let them know what your new address is.

Collect Important Papers and Medical Records
As you're going through your papers, collect your most important documents -- your will, birth certificate, financial documents, social security card, car title, medical records, etc. You don't want these documents to get lost in the shuffle during the move. Pack them up together, set them aside, and then find a special place to put them once you're at your new place. You might even want to transport these documents yourself rather than have the movers load them into the truck, since they're extremely important and losing them could leave you vulnerable to identity theft.

Choose the right mover 
Moving can be one of life's most stressful and least fun events. While the right moving company can make for a smooth move, choosing the wrong mover can make your relocation experience a nightmare. If you are a busy person, at least you want to make sure that the mover you choose is licensed and insured. You can also take a moment to check the mover’s reviews from other customers in Yelp and Google reviews. There are other things to consider such as price, referrals, professional accreditation, mover's protection plans offered, Etc.

On moving day, you can always ask your friends for help. But it is always best to hire a professional moving company.

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Jose Ortiz

Author & Editor

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