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Did you know that moving is one of the top 3 most stressful events in a person’s life? If you or someone you know is moving, be sure to follow these steps to make the move stress and hassle-free!

One Month Before…

  • Take an inventory of your home. Decide what you want to keep and what you would like to discard. Have a yard sale or donate items that you no longer want.
  • Select a moving company or reserve a rental truck with STORExpress.
  • Begin packing the things that you do not use frequently.

Two Weeks Before…

  • Once you know your new address, contact the following utility companies: phone, electric, gas, water, trash removal, and cable (schedule installation the same day as move-in).
  • Arrange to have the utilities shut-off at your old address and turned on at your new home.
  • Make an approximate floor plan of your new home that allows movers to properly place your furniture.

The Day Before…

  • Make sure you have the following items on hand: keys, maps, directions to your new home, a copy of your floor plan, and all moving-related documents.
  • Do a final walk-through of your current house to make sure that you are not leaving anything behind.

Moving Day…

  • Reserve a parking space for the moving truck as close as possible to your new home. They normally require at least three parking spaces per truck.
  • Pick-up the rental truck. If you hired movers instead, make sure that they are on their way.

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