5 Tips For Ensuring A Quick Move

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The Federal Savings Bank offers 5 tips to ensure a smooth moving transition for first-time home buyers.

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Before moving, it's important for individuals to call and cancel utilities at the old house or apartment and ensure the new house is ready for occupancy.

When first-time home buyers decide to invest in a new home they will need to pack their lives up and move to a new location. Sometimes it's just down the street and other times it's all the way across the country. No matter where these young buyers are moving, everyone benefits from advice on moving.

The following are 5 Tips offered by The Federal Savings Bank to ensure a smooth move:

1.    Make a schedule
Establish a clear timeline of all the tasks that must be completed is one of the first steps any mover should take. Writing all required tasks down and having the complete schedule available to refer to throughout the process will help those individuals who are moving keep track of everything that has been completed and still needs to get done. It might be a good idea to create a document on a file storage and synchronization service to share with all individuals who are moving or helping out. This makes the most updated list available to everyone ensuring optimal efficiency.

2. Hire a professional
While it might be tempting for some individuals to decide to make the move alone, it can reduce a great deal of stress to hire professionals to pack and move all belongings. Stallion Moving, a moving service, noted hiring professionals will save their clients a significant amount of time.

In addition, because of their ample experience, movers can reduce the risk of valuable belongings breaking.

3. Label all boxes clearly
When moving, it is important to label everything clearly. It will be especially beneficial for unpacking purposes.

Individuals moving to a new home should put items they need immediately in a box they can access quickly. For example, towels, cleaning supplies and toiletries are items commonly used as soon as people move into a new house.

4. Consider utilities
Before moving, it's important for individuals to call and cancel utilities at the old house or apartment and ensure the new house is ready for occupancy. No one wants to move to a new place and realize the hot water isn't working.

In addition, calling the cable company and Internet provider ahead of time is also a good idea. Individuals can ensure they have entertainment set up in their new home prior to the big day.

5. Enjoy the neighborhood
After the move, it's important that people become familiar with their new home. Individuals moving to a new neighborhood should take the opportunity to explore what's available and nearby. Have dinner in a new restaurant or head to the local watering hole for a few well-deserved beverages.

In addition, it might be a good idea for those who are new to the block to reach out to neighbors and ask about getting involved in the community.

Contact The Federal Savings Bank, a veteran owned bank, to learn more about mortgages.

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