Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Moving Day Tips

Today is the big day--moving day--are you ready? Moving is one of the most stressful things a person can endure. But, some planning ahead can help make things go smoother.

Before the big day, make sure you have taken care of changing your utilities, changing your bank accounts, and submitting an address change to the post office. Drop off your keys with your Realtor and make sure to get the keys to to your new home.

Some things to plan for moving day:

  • Make sure you have enough cash to cover expenses, such as the moving van, gas, food, and even tolls if you might be crossing a bridge. Plan for more expenses than you anticipate.

  • Make sure your pets are happy. Limit them to one room and move them out last. And, make sure to "unpack" them first when you get to your new home.

  • Plan your route. Think about traffic patterns. If you are moving to an area with a lot of traffic, it might be best to avoid rush hour.

  • Check in with a friend or relative along the way, and select someone who might be able to help you out of a jam should one arise.

  • Don't rush the unpacking. Take care of your family and pets and enjoy the first night in the home.
If you need help preparing for a move (or finding the right home to move into!), let me know. I'm always happy to help. I can be reached at 510-547-5970 x57 or

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