Helpful Moving Tips

Moving doesn’t have to be stressful. Avoid the headaches of a poorly planned move with these tips!


Planning various elements of your move ahead of time will make moving day easier. Don’t leave things until the last moment. As soon as you know you are moving, start planning!

  • get that moving company researched and booked
  • prepare a checklist for all the tasks to be done
  • write a list of everyone that must be contacted for address change
  • make arrangements for child care on moving day
  • contact your insurance company

Start Packing


It is a smart idea to start your packing as soon as you confirm you are moving. The longer you leave it the harder it is to pack your items properly. Last minute prep for a move is stressful and exhausting.

  • pack those items that are seldom used first
  • de-cluttering and packing can be done at the same time
  • get plenty of boxes
  • remember boxes for items you will donate
  • pack room-by-room
  • label every box or bag
  • leave the children’s rooms until closer to moving day
  • use your luggage to pack items
  • use linens and clothing to wrap breakables 

Moving Week

Even the most organized plan won’t help you avoid some of those last minute tasks that need to be completed the week of your move. 

  • prepare a moving day kit
  • confirm your arrangements with movers/moving truck
  • pack your valuables
  • back-up your computer files
  • take photographs of your electronic devices hook-ups
  • confirm times with babysitter and pet sitters
  • defrost fridge and freezer
  • clean all appliances -whether they stay or go
  • schedule a locksmith for your new home
  • keep an eye on weather conditions 
  • pack a moving day activity kit for the kids

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my Blog. If you require more information on buying or selling a home please give me a call. I was born in and am native to Chatham, Ontario. I began my real estate career in 1989, I have been a member of the MLS Chatham-Kent Real Estate Board since 1989. I joined the Royal LePage Sales Team in 2001. I’ve been helping my clients buy and sell homes in the Chatham-Kent area for over 25 years. Give me a call today at (519) 401-5470 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Thanks, Deb Rhodes  
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