Make Your Move Less Stressful

After the long home buying process, you are moving close to the date of the move. The last thing

you want is more exhaustion, fatigue, stress and disappointment.

Prepare well in advance for a smart move that leaves you excited and enthusiastic, as you set

foot in your dream home. Find out what you can do to make the move less stressful on yourself

and your family.


Remember to send your new address to


Family and friends


Post office


Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)




These companies will include electric, water, telephone, DSL or Internet cable,

and the TV cable companies.

Utility companies – allow an overlap when switching utilities in case of delay.


Doctors, dentists, optometrist and your vet


Banks and other financial institutions


Your employer


Any other organizations where you are a member of


Arrange a date and time with your moving company.


Get an estimate for all your items and any additional services that you may require.


Make sure all the boxes are labeled and you’ve reviewed the list before signing the bill.


for damage claims later.

Take pictures of valuable items before the move just in case you need to provide a proof


convenience when unpacking.

If you are going to use professional packers, organize your belongings for your


materials that you will need. Be sure to get them in advance of your move to prevent a

last minute rush.

If you are doing the packing yourself, make a list of the number of boxes and packing


The label should include the room they will go to and the name that represents the type of

contents in the box. Fox example, “Kitchen/Glass” or “Michael’s Room/toys.”

Label the boxes clearly so that you will be able to readily identify them after the move.


Inform them in advance that you may need their help. Add these numbers to your cell

phone contact list.

Make a list of emergency phone numbers of those you may need to call if you need help.


into the new home. Make sure that you carry this box with you and load it last, so that it

is the first one you can unload. Some of the items that you may want to put in this box


Medicines, First aid kit Snacks Light bulbs Toothpaste Slippers

Blankets and Pillows Paper plates Soap Pots and Pans Sugar, Cereal

Water Forks & Spoons Paper Towels Milk Tape

Scissors Few clothes Milk, Coffee Pen/Pencil Trash Bags

Create a separate survival box for all the items you may need on “day one” of your move

All information in this report is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed


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