June 03, 2019 at 1:09pm | Antonio and Jasmin Bradley

We all know buying or selling a new home can be stressful. Add in moving logistics and we’re talking about hair-pulling levels of tension. So we wanted to share a few moving tips to help make relocating much smoother.

Changing Your Address

If you're moving, you may think this is a pretty obvious to-do item. But you wouldn't believe how often this first step gets forgotten. Thanks to super hi-tech technology, you can now access USPS online. 

That means for only $1 you can change your address online. Be it from the convenience of your home, or on your phone when you’re on the go. But if you like the classic way of doing things, you can go to your local post office and fill out a quick application to change your address. 

Hire A Moving Company

So I understand saving money is always a priority, and once we decide that we want to just go ahead and move, hiring a moving company never seems to be a priority. Every time I have a client who decides to do it themselves, I always get responses like, "Next time I move, I'm definitely hiring a moving company!"

Well, now is next time! Save your back, hire a professional, and get them to do the heavy lifting for you. There are even services available you didn’t know about.

 U-Haul and Two Men and a Truck, offer the option to pack the truck for you, let you do the moving, and then unpack it for you at your home. And if you don't have the funds to move your whole house, you can just have them move the big furniture!

Transfer/Get Copies Of Your Medical Records/School Records

So when you're in the hustle and bustle of getting the house packed and unpacked, it's easy to forget to transfer your medical records until it's time for you or your children to go to an appointment or enroll in school.

It's especially important if you're moving from out of town because then you don't have the flexibility of just driving to the school. You have to call them, get the documents faxed over, and the school could accidentally fax the wrong paperwork!

It could be a whirlwind. And let's not forget the shot records! So do yourself a favor, put it somewhere in your calendar to pick up medical records and school records prior to relocating. 

Update Your Auto Insurance

Notice we didn't say home insurance. If you're getting a home loan, they usually combine your home insurance in there. But people tend to forget updating their auto insurance more than anything. 

Don’t let that happen to you.

Change Your Driver's License

After moving, you have roughly two months to change your driver's license. Disclaimer, I’ve been an offender of that one myself. The change is a quick fix but very easily overlooked so add it to the quick to-dos because there’s a time limit.

Cancel Your Utilities 

So you buy the new home, you're ready to close, and you're so excited! But in the midst of your excitement, you forget to turn off your old utilities before moving into your new place. This could result in you getting a bill for a home that you already moved out of two months ago! You definitely don't want that. Make sure that you call the light company, the cable company, the internet, and cancel or transfer your services. 

We hope these moving tips help you better prepare for your big move. Feel free to reach out to our team if you need any help with buying, selling or even investing in real estate Be sure to visit our YouTube channel to catch more of fun videos! If you're constantly on the go, you can also listen to our weekly podcast through Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play Music.



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