Category Archives: Moving Tips

Moving tips will help make the transition to your new home seamless and stress-free. Find tips and tricks to a smooth move in the following list

Helping An Aging Loved One Move

Whether your aging loved one is suffering from health problems, lacking the care and attention they need, or simply would be better served by downsizing to a small house, the conversation about moving is never easy. Learn how to bring up “the talk” about moving, talk about assisted living and other care facilities, and get some tips on picking the right moving company and storage facilities for your needs.

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Moving Checklist

There are so many things to think about when moving! Here’s a comprehensive checklist to help you stay on track

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List of things to-do

The following is a list of things to do prior to moving. We recommend you start a moving file. In order to organize yourself, we recommend you print this list and check off items as they are accomplished.

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Start Early

Almost everyone has more stuff than they think they do, and almost no one leaves enough time to pack it. Collect boxes from local stores or buy them from the mover.

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Research

Investigate your potential movers through the U.S. Department of Transportation, friends and family, and the Better Business Bureau.

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Create One “Open Me First” Box for Specific Rooms

You’ll need to access certain packed items almost immediately after you arrive, and they need to be packed together in special boxes (one per room) and marked with either bright red markers or special stickers so you can spot them easily. These special rooms include: kitchen, bathroom, tool room, etc.

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Consider Holding a “Packing Party”

Invite trusted friends over for a “Farewell Packing Party.” Provide free food and drinks, provide upbeat background music, and allow friends to tackle projects that require little supervision, such as packing books or pots and pans. Have friends take pictures and send you copies.

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