Making the Move Smooth

Making the Move Smooth


  • Make sure you make arrangements to have your current utilities discontinued and your new home's utilities started before you move.
  • Change of Address - Bank, IRS, post office, and let your family and friends know of your knew address.
  • Let your kids know as early as possible so that they can get used to the idea.
  • Dispose of any flammable items or make sure they moved with proper care.
  • Pack a bag of move-in clothing and essentials. Examples are clothes for a week, toiletries, snacks.
  • Empty and clean the refrigerator if it staying at the house. The new owner does want your old items. Clean with baking soda.
  • Make any special arrangements needed for transporting pets.

It may be a good idea to prune plants before a move. During the move, make sure that the plants are stored in boxes or containers so that the plant does not move around.

If you are planning on using a moving company, book them as early as possible.

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Pat Wattam
RE/MAX First, Independently Owned and Operated
4750 Sherwood Common
Baton Rouge LA 70816
Office Direct: 225-298-6900
Office Main: 225-291-1234
Fax: 225-295-1234

RE/MAX First
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Main: 225-291-1234

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission