Moving Tip #6…Almost Home

Reblogger Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Elite Properties SA545073000
Original content by Kathy Streib

Moving Tip #6…Almost Home


You’re almost ready to settle into your new home.  The first 5 moving tips included tips on how to edit your treasures and pack for your move. 


If you’ve followed the tips outlined in the posts, you’ve taken 9 moving day tipspictures of items you’re moving as well as how to reconnect your computer and television cables. You’ve marked your boxes and made lists so that you know what’s in them. 


Moving day has arrived!  You’re almost done but there are a few more items to complete your smooth move!!







_Don’t rely on your memory; have a checklist

_Make sure to leave behind such as garage door openers, etc.

_If you’re coming back to clean, make sure that you set aside cleaning supplies and tools. If you have a professional crew coming in, ensure the utilities are on for them. 


9 tips for moving day



_Make sure that utilities are on at your new home. 

_If there is a security gate, make sure you have the code/key for it and ask if your moving truck can enter there or through another gate. 

_If you need an elevator to reach your floor, find out if you’ll need to reserve a special freight elevator. 

_Check to see if moving trucks need a permit and if there are restricted hours for their use. 

_Have everything packed BEFORE the movers arrive




~This is where your Last On/First Off comes in handy. You’ll need these supplies to help you as you unpack and settle in. 

_Whether you have help or it’s just you, check every item as it comes in the door. Take pictures of boxes or items that are damaged. Check your floors and walls as well for damage. 

_Make sure you have water and have snacks or lunch for your movers

~Unpack the boxes you will need first.  That usually means the kitchen, primary bedroom, and bath.

Everyone has their own way of  unpacking and getting settled. I’m more methodical in unpacking and like to empty one box at a time. 

I know some who prefer to take everything out and get rid of all of the boxes. 


~What to do with the boxes and paper.  People are always looking for moving boxes and paper, You can put a note in Nextdoor or a similar app letting people know that boxes will be on your driveway. 

Some people sell them on OfferUp or Craigslist 

Whatever you choose to do, it’s better than adding more to our landfill!!!


Remember these tips for a successful move:

*Be present

*Be organized

*Be ready
*Be alert

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Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Another "homerun" Blog by Kathy, and worthy of our Daily Re-Blog. Bill 

Sep 26, 2023 12:41 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Kathy Streib 's series on moving is definitely worthy of a repost!  Have a great week

Sep 26, 2023 12:50 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Bill Salvatore - East Valley very valuable report for moving tip.

Sep 26, 2023 02:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bill- Thank you very much for reblogging my post. 

Sep 26, 2023 08:33 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bill, for sharing this reblog selection.

Sep 27, 2023 06:35 AM
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

This is an excellent post with great information.
Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic weekend!

Sep 30, 2023 12:10 PM