Use Up Things That Can't Be Moved. Items in your freezer, and eventually your refrigerator, generally don't pack well -- even across town. Moving may be just the opportunity you need to use these food stuffs up and start fresh at your new home. Flammable cleaning supplies are also items that should be used up prior to the move.
Plan Ahead for Your Change of Address. The post office has a change of address kit that you can use to notify your local post office, magazines and even family & friends that you've moved. And the great thing is that the cards are free! If staying in town, don't forget to also notify your employer that you're moving to a new location so you'll be sure to get your W-2 and other important employment information that may be mailed to you.
Hold A Garage Sale. Garage or moving sales are great ways to get rid of stuff you don't want while making a little extra cash. Many times what you can't sell can be donated to charitable organizations.
Make Travel & Hotel Reservations. If you're moving a distance from your current home, you'll want to make travel and hotel reservations.
Get Your Car Serviced. If you are driving a long distance to your new home, have your car serviced and checked out for the trip. Ensuring your tires are in good shape and fluids are at the right levels is important.
Have Cash On Hand. Since you've canceled your checking account, be sure to have cash or a cashier's check on hand to pay the movers and other miscellaneous items as they come up. If paying in cash, insist on a receipt.
~ Compliments of Champion Realty, Inc. ~