Owning your own home has long been part of the American dream. It's a goal most of us rightfully aspire to, and one that can often help build wealth. Indeed, 64% of Americans own a home today. If'
Dated: November 18 2015
Before you move, you may want to:
Take the opportunity to streamline your possessions. Possibly plan a garage sale!
Get estimates from several transportation options.
Update your contact information with your bank, credit cards and other financial institutions.
Re-imagine your furniture in its new space. Prepare updated floor plans. This will help avoid confusion for you and your movers.
Pay existing bills and close out local accounts. Request and obtain medical, dental and children's school records.
Record your house-hunting and moving expenses. Keep documentation for possible tax savings if your move is work related.
You'll want to remember to:
Change your address with friends, family, business contacts, and the various companies for which you have an account. Do not forget your past employer so that you will receive your W-2 form in a timely manner.
Cancel or transfer your various utility services. You will find a list of those contacts in this packet.
Check on personal items that might be in storage, lent out, held in safety deposit boxes or otherwise outside your home.
Transfer your insurance policies or arrange for new ones.
Take valuables, jewelry, important papers (birth certificates, deeds, and other documents) with you personally.
Pack a kit of necessities in case you arrive before the mover.
Look into purchasing moving insurance. Your mover's liability for lost or damaged goods will not equal their replacement cost.
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