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Moving Tips For Sellers

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  • Give your forwarding address to the post office, usually two to four weeks ahead of the move.

  • Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of the change of address.

  • Develop a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified of the move.

  • Arrange to have utilities disconnected at your old home and connected at your new one.

  • Cancel the newspaper.

  • Check insurance coverage for moved items. Usually movers only cover what they pack.

  • Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving, if applicable.

  • Note the weight of the goods your’ll have moved, since long-distance moves are usually billed according to weight. Watch for movers that use excessive padding to add weight.

  • Check with your condo or co-op about restrictions on using the elevator or particular exits.

  • Have a “first open” box with the things you’ll need most – toilet paper, soap, trash bags, scissors, hammer, screwdriver, pencils and paper, cups and plates, water, snacks, and toothpaste.


Plus, if you’re moving out of town:

  • Get copies of medical and dental records and prescriptions for your family and your pets.

  • Get copies of children’s school records for transfer.

  • Ask friends for introductions to anyone they know in your new neighborhood.

  • Consider special car needs for pets when traveling.

  • Let a friend or relative know your route.

  • Carry traveler’s checks or an ATM card for ready cash until you can open a bank account.

  • Empty your safety deposit box.

  • Put plants in boxes with holes for air circulation if you’re moving in cold weather.

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