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Congratulations on finding the perfect home for you in The Woodlands, TX! Your work isn’t finished, however. The final step is moving! This can be stressful and frustrating, but if you plan things out in advance, the entire process can go more smoothly and save you a fair amount of stress. Here are tips for a smooth move to The Woodlands, TX:

Book a moving company in advance

You don’t want to wait until the last minute on this one! Book your moving company two months in advance. Call around and get price quotes instead of going with the first place you find. Ask to get your reservation and your quote in writing. Ask for the final amount your bill will be so there are no surprise fees on moving day.

Collect boxes and newspaper

You can save a lot of money by providing the cardboard boxes and packing paper yourself. Stop into a local grocery or retail store and ask them to set aside cardboard boxes that close for you to come pick up later. Stop into your local recycling center and ask if they will give out cardboard boxes or newspaper. If you have a newspaper delivered to your home, start collecting it instead of recycling it.

Begin packing

Packing always takes longer than you estimate it will. Now is the time to start packing up your belongings. Start with the things you don’t need on a daily basis, such as your books, movies, and out-of-season clothing. Be sure to label each box with either the name of a person (for example, “Mom”) or a room (for example, “Kitchen”) for easy unpacking.

Change your address

You don’t want to forget about this one! At least a month ahead of time, send an announcement of your new address out to your contacts. Also be sure to call your bank, and anywhere else you have an account with to change your address. You definitely want to contact the United States Postal Service and do an address forwarding in case there are some places that continue sending mail to your old house after the move.

Hopefully these moving tips are helpful! I am sure you will love living in The Woodlands, TX. If you have any questions about the area or need help with buying or selling real estate, do not hesitate to contact me!

Rick Raanes
Keller Williams The Woodlands
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