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You’re all set. Your new home is under contract and your loan is going through. The closing day and time are all ready and now you have a countdown: you are exactly 4 weeks from moving day. When the clock starts ticking, it is easy to get a little flustered and forget a few items, or to feel overwhelmed. However, if you seek out a few handy moving tips, the whole process will be easy to manage and will breeze by.

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If you haven’t already done a considerable bit of downsizing, now it the time to consider that. Sort through your belongings. If you haven’t used an item in the last year, it is time to toss it. Consider where you’re moving, as well. If you are moving to Portland, Oregon, for instance, you might not need the super-warm, down-filled winter coat, and you definitely won’t need two of them. You will need clothes that do a good job of layering, however.

Once you’ve decided what is best to leave behind, you can either sell it at a yard sale, or donate it to your favorite charity thrift store. If you have decided to unload larger, or more expensive, items, you might consider selling them through a consignment shop.

Hire a Moving Company

With your move date settled, you can now hire a moving company. While Portland has many moving companies, it is recommended to do your research. You want a company that is highly skilled, responsible, and experienced. If you are reading this, we think that you are on the right track. So, take a look at the services we offer and give a call to schedule a move with us. The sooner you call us, the sooner we will be able to assess your move and allocate enough men and equipment to the job. You want to be well taken care of, and we will do exactly that.

Prepare for the New Home

As you go through the process of downsizing and arranging for a mover, you will need to also plan ahead for your new life. Make arrangements with the power, gas, and cable companies to be sure that you can move into your new home with no interruption in vital services.

You might want to take this time to prepare your children for the move. Have them help out with downsizing by sorting through their own toys. If the new home is nearby, take them over to the new neighborhood and let them play in a park where you are likely to take them. If you plan on doing any painting upon your move, let them help choose paints and involve them with any other decisions. They may just have a brilliant idea waiting.

If you’re looking for some help with your upcoming move, contact Priority Moving today to see which of our moving services will be the best fit for your move.