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I don't know which I hate more; moving out of a house or moving into one. I used to be much easier when I had very few belongings. Now, it has really gotten complex. Pets to transport, computers and an office to disassemble, more companies to notify than I want to thnk about. The process has gotten out of hand. I love to daydream about the days gone by: thngs were easier than. (That may be a line from an old song and an old TV show)
I am always writing for my website and adding interesting (?) articles that I hope will be of help to consumers. I started to thnk about the whole process of moving and was getting overwhelmed just by imaging what it would be like to move everything to a new residence. After taking a few deeeeep breathes, I wrote the following article (exerpts are posted here)
Moving can be a complex process that most of us dread. Breaking the process down into manageable segments makes the process bearable- creating a moving timeline may help.
It helps to contacting the local chamber of commerce or visitors bureau to obtain valuable information about the new neighborhood schools, upcoming community events, and the recreational and entertainment available in your new community. Both agencies have a plethora of information; call and start talking to one of their representatives. They can also provide you with maps, discount coupons and tips on the best hot spots.
Do you have children that will need to be registered for school in your new community? What documentation will be required in order to do that? These questions can be answered probably by the administrator at their current school. Knowing what is required will give you lead time to get necessary documents if for instance the new school requires a certified copy of the child's birth certificate and you do not currently have one.
Getting ready for the move may also mean locating and storing moving boxes, containers and packing materials. Decisions need to be made about whether or not all of the stuff that currently lives with you needs to go to the new abode. Do you have time to organize and run a garage or rummage sale? Will some of your belongings be destined for a thrift store? Will you have room for all your belongings in the new house? Do you need to think about renting a storage unit for some of your items? Begin packing the items that you don't use very often. Clean and clear your home of things that you no longer need.
Call a local charity to pick up useable items; get a receipt for the donated items for income tax purposes. Going through this process will lessen the load and reduce the cost of the move.
The move itself must now be planned. Give the moving company at least one months advance notice. Call and schedule the exact date. When you are positive about the date of the move, contact your insurance company to transfer your insurance to the new address. About a two week lead time is needed for utility companies. As previously stated, a change of address can be completed with the post office to cover all your mail and have it forwarded to your new address. This can sometimes be done on line at https://moversguide.usps.com/?referral=USPS
Keeping down the cost of the move means: using your own and volunteers muscle power. Collecting boxes to save the cost of buying them. Packing your belongings instead of paying your mover to do it. When packing and moving, some individuals may opt to have the movers pack the majority of their things. If this is the case, it is important that you pack your own jewelry, photo albums, important documents, and heirlooms. Any one-of-a-kind items should be packed and transported by you to ensure their safety.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.