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What to Do before You Move

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By : John Cutts    99 or more times read
So, you have finally decided to move into a new home. Even before things start chaotic, start planning and preparing for your big move. This will make it easier for you, as well as to any of the moving companies you will hire to help you in your move. Here are four very important steps you can take to make sure you are moving without any hassle.

1. Get all the information you can. Keep a file of all the necessary documents for your move. This includes receipts of the expenses you have incurred, and will continue to incur as you move to your new house. Always ask the moving company services that you get to issue you official receipts. You can use these in the future for your tax return. Also, do your own research of the community that you are moving into. Do this as a family activity and involve everyone by asking their opinion on the nearby restaurants, shopping malls and or parks. You should also make sure that you have a file of all the necessary documents that your children are going to need when they transfer to a new school.

2. Buy all necessary moving items and supplies. All the furniture moving can hurt your possessions. You want all your furniture and properties to be kept safe and secure during the move. It is important to buy all the needed moving storage such as boxes and protective items for your properties and possessions.

3. Sell the items that you are not going to use anymore. Look at all your properties and start to eliminate those that you can leave behind. You can have a garage sale or you can post the pictures of your items for sale online. Aside from making it easy for you and your moving service, you can also make extra money from the items you may think won’t be much help anymore.

4. Take an inventory of your properties. Aside from making sure that you pick the best and most affordable among the moving companies in your area, you should also take responsibility for your properties. Keep an inventory of your possessions by listing them down or taking photos or a video of your whole house.
John Cutts has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.

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