Oh my gosh – wouldn’t it be so nice to magically appear in your new Home Purchase with all your stuff magically appearing. Breaking down the Moving, packing process into to-do lists will help make the transaction less stressful.

You’ve signed all the paperwork and the ball is rolling ….

Research ahead of time with Better Business Bureau, recommendations from family and friends, Yelp reviews, and others.

Consider checking with your Insurance Agent if you need coverage for your move. When you contact Movers ask what Insurance Coverage they have or if it is already covered in your policy.

If you are moving to a brand new area, research banks in the area, Doctors, and Schools. Keep paperwork in a special file or scan onto an app on your phone.

Get 3 written estimates from licensed moving companies. You might even want to have a moving company come to your home to go over your inventory and give you a REAL estimate.

Keep a running list of Businesses and Companies you need to send a change of address. Remember online companies, too.

Put boxes in each room – make a room by room plan.

Use up food in your Freezer and Refrigerator – check you Subscribe and Save Orders on Amazon to make sure goodies are not going to the old address.

Put aside valuables, paperwork, and heirlooms, pack them with your own move. Do not put valuables with a moving company.

Take photos of all big ticket items to make sure they do not get scratched or dented in the move.


  1. Packing the items you use daily too early.
  2. Packing your important contact information – important papers for Insurance, Health, Licensees, etc.
  3. Packing items that you will be donating – don’t ever intend to use again.
  4. Hiring A Mover at the Last Minute.
  5. Choosing the Lowest Priced Mover.
  6. Packing Lots of Heavy Items in a Huge Box.
  7. Using Produce Boxes from the Grocery store – – can have pests in them.
  8. Not packing items per each room for next location.
  9. Not getting Mover’s Quote in writing.
  10. Spending too much times wrapping up items that are not valuable.
  11. Not making a Checklist.
  12. Not keeping an emergency first aid kit handy.

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