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23 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUmE 16 — IssUE 1 moving tips & tricks when you start your research. You'll need a truck. As mentioned earlier, size depends on how big of a house- hold you're moving. You'll also need to book in advance to make sure of availability. May through September is peak season and most agencies will charge more during these months. Don't forget any other vehicles that may need transporting (others cars or trucks, 4 wheelers, boats, etc.). Moving equipment such as dollies, pads, and blan- kets also add to the self-move total as well as insurance. Moving Timetable — In order to keep yourself on schedule, you'll need to keep a list of things to do eight, four, and fnally two weeks before you move. At eight weeks - Start to call movers, truck rental companies, etc. and keep all notes and reminders. Decide if you're going to move yourself or hire professionals. Find out how much the moving company will cover, then con- tact your own insurance agent and ask if your policy can apply to moving your household goods. If you're moving with kids ,arrange to transfer their school records. Check on storage facilities at the new location if there will be a need. Finally, start compiling any packing supplies you'll be needing, purchase a lockable box for important documents. With a month to go - Contact your utility and service companies for disconnect and reconnect dates re- spectively at your previous and new residences. If you're moving yourself, now is the time to reserve your truck or trailer. In any case, complete all of your travel plans such as fights, hotels, and pet arrangements. If you're driving, decide what you need to pack for the trip such as kids' games, clothing, and food. Cancel local subscriptions (magazines, newspapers, bottled water). Complete an IRS change of address form. Be sure to have good directions for the entire trip and keep packing. Just two weeks left - Get your car fully serviced and prepare its registration and insurance. If you're moving out of state, notify your current Department of Motor Vehicles of your address change and inquire about regis- tration in your new state. Call your insurance company to cancel or transfer your current home coverage. You'll need to transfer all prescriptions to a pharmacy in your new city. Make sure the moving van can ft in your driveway or on the street and that the distance from the van to the front door does not exceed what the moving company allows. Try not to buy too many groceries or only buy essentials and items that you'll eat in the next two weeks. Continue general packing. Try to label each box with what's inside, where it goes and any special instructions. Be as detailed as you can. This will make it easier when you're unpacking. Some preparation on your part in the beginning can make something even as life changing as moving from your home to a new home a good adventure.[] Modern Furniture with a Vintage Twist 5122 North Roxboro Street Durham, NC | 919.477.0481 | Open Monday through Friday 10-7 | Saturday 10-6

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