Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by your upcoming relocation?  There are ways to make the transition easier.  One way to ease your mind is to make a list of everything that needs to be done.  The following are some helpful tips for a successful relocation:

  • Start a separate calendar to record your moving tasks.  Use it to develop an 8 week plan.  This is considered the minimum planning time needed for a stress-free relocation.
  • Obtain a floorplan of your new home. Based on the size of your new place, decide what you will take with you and what you will leave behind.
  • Start cleaning out junk drawers, linen closets, basement and attic.  Do not pack and move things that you do not use.
  • Start a file with all your moving information, such as receipts and important contact numbers.  Keep it a convenient place.
  • Ask your friends for referrals for reliable moving companies and call for estimates.
  • Start collecting boxes and pack unessential items. You can also purchase boxes at any storage facility.
  • Subscribe to a local newspaper in your new town.  This is a great way to become familiar with the community before you arrive in your new home.
  • Contact all the necessary utility companies and post office with your new address and information.
  • Your REALTOR® can provide you with local maps and other necessary information or call your new town's Chamber of Commerce.
  • A few days before you move, pack a first night kit to take with you in the car. Items such as coffee maker, flashlights, blankets, pillows, towels, toilettries, pans, canned items, can opener, paper plates, trash bags and toilet paper.
  • On the day of your move, pack essentials such as dog leash, pet food, your first night kit,  some of your children's favorite toys, prescription medicine and other items that are essential to you and your family.

                                                                    

                                          

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Jean Powers CRS e-PRO, HAFA, SFR (BRE #00878902)
J. Powers & Associates
, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 908-9002




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