North Carolina Real Estate - BHHS Carolinas Realty

North Carolina Real Estate - BHHS Carolinas Realty

Action Plan for an Easy Move

8 Weeks

  • Get estimates from at least three professional movers. Moving yourself? Get estimates on rental trucks.
  • Decide which furniture and household goods you'll be taking, which needs to be disposed and which needs to be replaced.
  • Moving to a new city? Ask your agent for a new residence packet.

6 Weeks

  • Inventory Possessions.
  • Complete a change of address form with the post office. Notify organizations, credit card companies and publications.
  • Obtain copies of all medical, dental, legal, accounting and vet records.
  • Arrange for the transfer of children's educational records.

4 Weeks

  • Schedule packing with your mover to take place a day or two before the move. Packing yourself? Purchase adequate boxes, packing materials and tape.
  • Arrange for short-term storage if needed.
  • Make travel arrangements for family and pets.

3 Weeks

  • Pack items you won't need immediately or that will go into storage.
  • Contact utilities on both ends of the move to order termination or turn-on.
  • Confirm travel arrangments for family and pets.

1 Week

  • Gather important papers, records and valuables for protected shipment.
  • Obtain prescirption medications needed for the next few weeks.

Day Before or Actual Moving Day

  • Defrost refrigerator/freezer and give away perishable food.
  • Keep a box marked "Last Packed/First Unpacked" for tools, flahlights, first-aid, etc.
  • Give movers a telephone number and address to reach you.