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Moving Tips!

posted by Stephen Katz @ 5:11 PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Consider moving mid-week!

It is typically less expensive to move during the week than during the weekend. Weekends are definitely the busiest days of the week for moving. Try to take time off work if possible. You could save a significant amount of money.

Get multiple estimates!

Try to get at least three estimates from moving companies in person. On-line estimates might be appealing but be cautious. There is the possibility that the price might increase on moving day when they see the amount of items that you actually have. At that time it will be too late to find another moving company and you might be stuck paying extra.

Protect yourself from identity theft!

Make sure you change your address with your accounts online and with the post office. This is especially important when it comes to financial and medical information. Moving can be a stressful time and sometimes people may be too tired or distracted to handle important documents. Sometimes those documents get tossed into the garbage. Since you never know who may be going through your old mail, it makes good sense to get a paper shredder and use it for all of your mail that you think might even possibly have sensitive material!

Pack smart!

When you start packing up items from your home, start with the rooms in the order that upsets your daily routine the least. For example, your garage, basement, and living room should be the first to pack up. The last ones would be the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen. If you have fine china or expensive glassware, it’s well worth the money it to buy foam envelopes designed specifically for the purpose of packing dinnerware. Using these special envelopes will ensure that you don’t experience heartbreak and grief when you get to your new home only to find great-grandmother’s china broken to smithereens.
Get a bucket and fill it with cleaning supplies. Use these in the home that you’re leaving or the new place you are moving into.

Lastly, see if you can turn moving into a party! Invite a small group of good friends to come during a 2 hour time frame to drop in and help load a couple of boxes into the moving truck. Order a pizza and open a bottle of wine – and spend some time hanging out!

Stephen Katz

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For the past 18 years, Stephen Katz has built a successful business almost entirely on referrals. As your mortgage consultant throughout the home loan process, Stephen will explain the pros and cons of all available mortgage programs and help you choose the financing option that is best suited to your needs.
Throughout the loan process, he will keep you informed and will respond quickly to your requests with answers and solutions.

Consistently a top producer, Stephen is a Mortgage Bankers Association “Diamond” Award winner, a Georgia Mortgage “Top Gun” and has closed almost half a billion dollars in loans. Put his knowledge and experience to work for you!

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