Household Moving Tips: Moving Out of Your Old Home
Moving from one part of the country to another is hard work. It takes a lot of time, patience, money and energy to get everything ready to move and to actually, physically move across this great land of ours. Of course, people do it every single day, and today there’s an entire industry built around helping people move their worldly possessions. But just because there are people that will help you move and even pack your goods up for you, it doesn’t mean that they’ll do absolutely everything for you, which is why we’re writing this blog post. There are a few different things that you’ll need to do before your shipper shows up, and though there are a lot of different things you should do we’re only going to focus on a few – visit our other household moving tips posts for more information.
To start, you’re going to have to figure out how your bills are going to work. When you move, you have to make sure that your services will be out of your name when you officially move out, so it’s important to discuss your move with your various service providers, particularly for things such as electricity, cable and internet, garbage collection and sewer/water payments. You also will have to change your address with the post office and with any other companies that you pay bills to, particularly for things such as car and insurance payments and cell phone bills. Billing information on any credit cards will have to be updated as well when you move, so it’s a good idea to take an hour or two before you move and get all your ducks lined up before you actually get to your new place.
If you’re selling your old home, you really should discuss your options with your realtor. As your official agent when trying to sell your house, they can give you great tips about prepping your home to sell as well as possible moving tips for when you get to your new home. The whole process is complicated and can take some time, so if you know you’re going to be moving in the next few months now is probably the best time for you to start getting your feelers out and getting some information on how it works, how much it’ll cost and get a better idea of what kinds of hoops – and how many – you’ll need to jump through in order to get your house sold and on your way to your new place.
You should also start gathering quotes to physically ship your household items, and the easiest way to do that as well as gain access to a lot of useful household moving information is to visit our household moving articles section. Follow that link and read our helpful articles about moving your household items to or from anywhere in the United States. You can also fill out our free online household moving quote request form, which you will find alongside our list of household moving articles, and you can also get both free auto transport quotes and free household moving quotes at the same time by filling out our free auto transport quote form to the left and selecting the “yes” option when it asks if you’d like quotes for shipping household items. Of course, you are always free to call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents any time.