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Moving Tips for Sellers

  • 1. Give your forwarding address to the post office, usually 2-4 weeks ahead of the move.
  • 2. Notify your charge cards, magazine subscriptions, and bank of the change of address.
  • 3. Develop a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified of the move.
  • 4. Arrange to have utilities disconnected at your old home and connected at your new one.
  • 5. Cancel the newspaper.
  • 6. Check insurance coverage for moved items. Usually movers only cover what they pack.
  • 7. Clean out appliances and prepare them for moving, if applicable.
  • 8. Note the weight of the goods you'll have moved, since long-distance moves are usually billed according to weight. Watch for movers that use excessive padding to add weight.
  • 9. Check with your condo or co-op about restrictions on using the elevator or particular exits.
  • 10. 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:

  • 1. Get copies of medical and dental records and prescriptions for your family and your pets.
  • 2. Get copies of children’s school records for transfer.
  • 3. Ask friends for introductions to anyone they know in your new neighborhood.
  • 4. Consider special car needs for pets when traveling.
  • 5. Let a friend or relative know your route.
  • 6. Carry traveler's checks or an ATM card for ready cash until you can open a bank account.
  • 7. Empty your safety deposit box.