Whether you're moving
two blocks or 2,000
miles, the following tips
will make it easier.
lir here's little doubt that
Americans are on the move.
Whether moving from an
apartment to a home,
apartment to apartment, or home to
home, moving is no simple matter.
With careful planning, however, your
transition can be done in an organ-
ized and efficient manner. The follow-
ing moving tips are provided by the
National Association of Realtors.
Planning should begin at least one
month in advance. Confirm with your
real estate agent your closing date
before scheduling your moving date.
If you are renting, confirm your move-
in date. Make a list of all records that
must be transferred to a new location,
such as children's school records,
and financial and medical records,
and plan accordingly.
Whether moving two blocks or
2,000 miles, decide what must go
with you. This may be a good time
for a serious cleaning of the closets
or the basement where you've been
storing your "valuables." It can be ex-
pensive and time-consuming to move
things you really don't need or worse,
to find that there's no place to put
them in your new home.
If you are disposing of a large
number of items, consider holding a
garage or moving sale to offset some
of your moving expenses. If you're
donating items to charitable organiza-
tions, ask for a receipt for tax
Send change of address cards,