What Do I Keep If I Am Moving To A New State?

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Saying goodbye can be hard to do. You have lived in an area for some time and built unique relationships. But a new exciting adventure is on the horizon. The possibilities are endless, and so it seems are the tasks to be completed before your actual move. Our professional team at Breeding Roll Off Service compiled for you a helpful checklist of tasks to complete to minimize the stress of moving. The ultimate moving to a new state checklist!

Renovating and Cleaning Your Home for the Market

Selling your home is one of the first things people go through when they start the moving process. With your house going on the market, many will do renovations to the house to optimize the resale value. The repairs could be minor, or rooms could be redesigned. Your local dumpster rental provider offers a variety of options to store and transport your waste materials to the dump. Old furniture, drywall, used building materials, and other items you want to throw away can be placed in a roll-off container. This will give you the convenience of saving time by not having to take the trash to the dump on your own. This also is a great time to dispose of anything you don’t want to take with you to your new home. It might be time for a new sofa. You can toss your old sofa away. A dumpster rental gives you the ability to throw away stuff you won’t need and free up the limiting moving space you have for the things you want to keep. 

Make a Checklist of Things to Keep

Your home is filled with so many memories, but those memories also come with a lot of materials. It can seem overwhelming to think about everything you need to take to the new home. An easy way to sort through your belongings is to make a chart with categories of things you have and want to bring. Keeping a chart will help you not forget anything. You can personalize the chart to your liking. A chart could have categories such as the tried-and-true system of "Keep," "Donate," and  "Toss" (with the toss going in the dumpster!)

Taking Care of Your Pets

A move can be stressful for your pets. The changing landscape in a home, new visitors looking at the house, and owners busy planning the move can interrupt a pet’s relaxing environment. Owners can incorporate activities with their pets for some fun. Be sure to make a pet moving checklist like: What will your pet need in the new home? Take your pet for a wellness visit to the veterinarian before the move. Also, explore the medical and recreational offerings for your pet near your new home. 

Change of Address

Changing towns means you’ll need to adjust legal and personal documents such as driver’s license, voter registration, and mailing address for bank and credit card statements. Set up a temporary address forwarding for any of your mail sent to your old house. Bank and credit card statements can be adjusted online. Consider using paperless accounts to avoid having bank and credit card statements getting mail to the wrong location. 

Our team at Breeding Roll Off Service will be happy to answer any questions you have during your move. Call us today for more information.

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