6 Commonly Forgotten Items on Moving Day

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty of the Treasure Coast 3068211

Donʼt Forget These Items on Moving Day

originalThe chaos of moving day is a prime time to forget or misplace essential items. When youʼre preparing for the big move to your new home, the following items are some of  the most overlooked (and the most sorely missed in a time of need).

To prevent the hassle and heartbreak of forgotten possessions and lost information, make a check list containing the following items:


1. Jewelry, watches, and small valuables: These small, expensive and often irreplaceable items are best kept in a safe deposit box or kept with trustworthy friends or relatives on moving day.

2. Garage door opener: The old one wonʼt be of much use at your new house, will it? Be sure to leave it behind for the new owners. Also, make sure the old owners of your new house give you theirs!

3. Spare keys: Sets to your old house should remain with the new owners, but donʼt forget sets to the new house! Thereʼs nothing more frustrating than arriving at your new place without a way to get in.

4. Old address books: Yes, we all have fancy new smartphones, but it seems like families all have a well-worn phone book stashed in a spice drawer somewhere. These are practically family heirlooms of information, so donʼt leave them behind.

5. Unfinished errands: Do you have any clothes at the dry cleaner? Books due to the library? What about other video game or DVD rentals? It can be a real hassle to settle up on these items from 100 miles away, right?

6. Medical records: While a lot of medical information is digital these days, you should make sure you donʼt misplace your copies, including dental information and prescriptions. Itʼs easy to lose them at the bottom of a hastily thrown-away box.

I make sure my clientsʼ experience selling their old home and moving into their new dream home is a smooth transition. If youʼre interested in a hassle-free home selling experience, please get in touch or call me a t 772-288-1765 today!

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This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, REALTOR® serving South Florida's Treasure Coast. You can reach me at 888-288-1765. As your resource for information on new or resale homes throughout the Treasure Coast, please be sure to contact me about any home you may find on the Web, yard sign or ad and I will research the property, arrange showings and handle all the details. For the latest Treasure Coast and Stuart, Florida MLS listings, please visit my Web site at www.TreasureCoastHomeSales.com

Comments (5)

Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

my clients left a drawer full of checkbooks and passports!  was quite funny as the most important items in the house should have been packed first

Oct 12, 2013 05:49 AM
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes
Eric, I have a moving guide that I put together years ago that I offer to all my clients. And every year, it seems I add another item to the list.
Oct 12, 2013 08:55 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I find it funny that folks forget animals BTW nice post and hopefully folks will enjoy the read.

Oct 12, 2013 01:28 PM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Wow Eric this is great advice and folks love to hear it from local experts like us so come back more often. 

Oct 12, 2013 03:18 PM
Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055
Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas - Frisco, TX
Homes for Sale in Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen TX

I know these days a lot of people have external hardwares, clouds, etc to back up their family pictures and important files & documents. But, there are still many of these items are in CDs, flash drives, and albums (for pictures), etc. These items are irreplaceable and must not be forgotten.

Oct 12, 2013 11:40 PM