Moving Tips

The key to a smooth, uneventful move is planning and organization. The following is a checklist to help you keep track of what you need to do. Remember, the sooner you get started, the easier your move will be!

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Prior to moving, make sure you...

  • Estimates from professional movers
  • Residential information packet from the Chamber of Commerce in your new area
  • Packing materials such as bubble wrap, packing peanuts, newspaper, various size boxes,and tape

Measure your furniture
  • Decide where each piece will be placed in your new home and make floor plans

Inventory your possessions
  • Decide what to take with you and what to sell or give away
  • Have a Garage Sale

Address Change
  • Give forwarding address to post office

  • Insurance company; auto, health, life, fire
  • Charge accounts, credit cards
  • Subscriptions
  • Relatives and friends

  • Arrange for a checking account in new community and transfer accounts

Utility Companies
  • Arrange for utilities to be shut off in your current location
  • Get any refunds of deposits
  • Arrange for connections in new location and transfer accounts

  • Ask for referrals and transfer prescriptions
  • Obtain medical records
  • Have prescriptions filled

  • Obtain copies of school records

  • Change information on tags, licenses, etc.
Clare Spartz
Clare Spartz
Broker + Home Stager
548 West Webster Ave Chicago IL 60614