Helpful Tips for a Stress Free Move

Buying a new house is an exciting time, but is the thought of moving leaving you feeling stressed?  Clearing out every junk drawer, emptying the attic, sweeping your basement of years of storage can start to feel like a daunting task. Here are some helpful moving tips from your realtors at the real estate Fountain Hills AZ agency.  

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Get rid of what you don’t need.

Decluttering and donating items that we’re not using is easier said than done.  For many people, memories are associated with treasured objects although they may be collecting dust on a shelf or be found buried in the back of the cabinet.  By first cleaning out closets and drawers and purging items that aren’t so special, you’ll make more space for those that are.  

Unwanted clothing and knick knack items can find a new home through garage sales or donation to charity.  Keeping a smaller inventory of items in your house will make moving much simpler.  Then pack like items together, label the box, and you’re one step closer.  


File and secure important documents.  

It’s important to know the location of your important papers in a move.  Things that we absolutely must not lose or misplace should be moved with you and not put in a box for the movers. Visit the NZ Van Lines official website for more detailed information. But here are some shortcuts: 

Address Books, Birth Certificates, Bank Statements, Checks, Credit Cards and Statements, Home Movies, Irreplaceable Memorabilia, Insurance Policies, Marriage Records, Medical and Dental Records about all low-cost senior dental plans , Military Records, Passports, Photos and Photo Albums, Resumes, School Records, Stock Certificates, Tax Returns, Telephone Numbers, Valuables, Vehicle Documents, Wills.


Prepare well in advance for living in your new home.

The transition of moving to a new town will requiring lots of transferring — medical records, driver’s license, mail, new bank accounts, insurance, utilities, etc.  Many things can be done online to save you time before a move (find more information at  


Even with proper preparation, you should always be prepared for a hiccup here and there, but by planning ahead the move will go as smoothly as possible, also don’t forget to look for a good locksmith close by the new home, replace all the keys from the house in case old tenants still have copies!  And remember that the stress is temporary — soon you’ll be living in your new space!  Good luck with your move and good luck in your new home!