Panama City Beach FL real estate - moving and relocation tips
Moving tips by Anne Stroud Realtor, Panama City Florida 
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Get the right boxes, and pack them carefully; moving companies use only sturdy, reinforced cartons. Do not get boxes a neighborhood supermarket or store, while these are free they are not as strong as those designed specifically for Moving.

blankets, pillows and towels can be used to separate pictures, mirrors and glass objects from coming in direct contact with each other. Pack plates, flatware and glass objects upright, rather than horizontally and stacked.

Identify to your mover the boxes that you have packed with fragile items, especially if those items are exceptionally valuable. The mover will tell you if those your valuables need to be repacked in more appropriate boxes.

Heavy items need to be placed in smaller boxes. A good rule of thumb is if you can not easily lift the carton, it is too heavy. Label boxes as to the room they go to and the nature of the contents. This will make unpacking much easer and will help you find everything you in your new home.

Move Day Planning Strategy and Family Education

Have your children learn your new address and phone number .This is a great time to reduce the junk you children have out grown. Not only can you can lighten your load, you can reduce the need for storage space.

Fill two boxes containing snacks, instant coffee or tea bags, soap, toilet paper, toothpaste and brushes, can opener, paper plates, plastic cups and utensils, paper towels, medicine, toiletry items, flashlight, screwdriver, pliers and label, "OPEN FIRST". take these boxes with you in your car in case any delays occur with the moving company.

Cage your pets in order to keep your them away from all the moving activity and to prevent them from running off. A lost pet on moving day can cause a lot of undue stress.

DO NOT PACK - Keep all pertinent contact information for neighbors, businesses and mover agent & driver with you at all times.

Work directly with your mover

Give the moving agent and drive your phone numbers and email addresses so you can stay in contact.

Read the inventory form carefully, and ask the mover to explain anything you don't understand. Make a note of your shipment's registration number, and keep your Bill of Lading handy.

When moving a long distance, your property will more than likely share a truck with someone else's household items. In some cases your mover might have to place your belongings in a warehouse for several days. Be sure to ask your mover if your possessions will stay on the truck the whole time until delivered.

Remember; planning, organization and education are the keys to a successful move.


Licensed Realty Brokerage, Realtors Anne Stroud, Realtor
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Phone (850) 319-6044
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