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Check These Items Off Your To-Do List Before You Move

There are important things that people often forget during their move. Refresh your memory right here.

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No matter how carefully homebuyers do their homework, certain tasks on the home buying to-do list often fall through the cracks. Too frequently homeowners find themselves so excited about their home purchase that they forget the little things.

To keep potentially stressful situations from unfolding, here are a few essential items that everyone tends to forget when they move:

1. Banks. Check your new area to see if your bank has a branch nearby. If not, you may need to switch banks, especially if your bank is regional. Additionally, don’t forget to grab anything you have in your safety deposit box.

2. Transferring medical information. If you can, have your current doctor call in your prescriptions to a pharmacy in your new area. This will give you time to pick out the right doctor, not just one who is available. Also, be sure to keep your old doctor’s number so you can contact them when you need paperwork forwarded to your new doctor. If you’re keeping your health insurance plan, look for doctors in your new area that will accept it. If you need to switch providers or update your plan, do so before you move.


If you need to switch insurance providers or update your plan, do so before you move.


3. Transferring membership information to gyms and clubs. Re-sign or transfer any of your memberships to local organizations like gyms, associations, and clubs. Be aware that canceling before your membership has been completed can result in early termination fees. For safekeeping, ask the school system to make copies of all your children’s records for you to take with you.

4. Raid the kitchen. About a month before you move, start raiding the kitchen to use up any frozen goods you may have in order to avoid waste. You can also give away or donate any unopened goods in your pantry, which can be bulky and heavy to transport.

Moving is rarely easy, but hopefully these tips will make your experience a little smoother. If you have any questions about selling your home or moving to a new area, reach out to us. We’d be glad to help.

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