Moving Tips

Moving Tips To Get You Organized

10 Things To Put On Your Relocation “To Do List”

moving tips tucson10 top moving tips that will reduce the stress. Even a relative small home holds lots of things. Furniture, kitchen dishes and appliances, clothes, moments, pictures and lots of other item. Oh, not to mention the garage.

Only moving a short distance? Consider moving the smaller items yourself. Rent a truck, pack them up and move them to your new home.

For bigger items use a moving company. There are usually fewer big items than medium and small boxes. It may take a day or two to get everything to your new home but could save you a lot of money.

Planning for a move can be a great family event. Get everyone in the family involved. Find tasks each person can do and use them tto create a “family team” event.

The time start planning a move is best begun as soon as you decide to sell your home. Some of the tasks required to get your home ready to sell will help the moving process.

Clear out closets, basements or attics. Getting it done early means there will be less to do once the home is under contract.

And if you are moving to Tucson, remember one important thing. Most Tucson homes don’t have basements. So consider getting rid of as much of the “stuff” in your basement as you can.

Moving Plan Considerations

Moving out of state? Contact an interstate mover and the use of a large van. Also, shop moving companies. It is a deregulate industry and that means pricing is negotiable. To some degree anyway.

Moving internationally? The planning just more complicated. There are a host of considerations based on which country you are moving to. It is worth noting that some items common in the U.S. are not acceptable in a foreign country.

It will be worth the time to check with the embassy in Washington, D.C., for more information. Also, check on customs protocols, duties and taxes. You don’t want an ugly surprise to get your possessions into the country you are moving to.

If your move is local or a short distance from your present home, you can lower costs by doing some of the work yourself.

Your moving checklist should include boxes, packing peanuts, blankets and padding. Oh, and don’t forget to reserve a rental van or truck.

Planning a move is key. Label each box with the type of contents, room it should go in and a number. Keep a list of each box by number and room.

Create a moving checklist that includes all the steps required. Moving is a big job and a moving checklist can make it more organized and easier.

How To Make Your Move Easier

#1 – Cash on hand. If you’re moving more than a few miles you will probably need some cash or credit cards for fuel, food and lodging.

#2 – Keep medicines and related prescriptions in a place where they can be reached during the move.

#3 – Number all the boxes so that all boxes can be counted on arrival. Make a list of boxes by number and indicate their contents. The movers will do this as well, but the ability to cross check each box can save a big hassle at your new destination.

#4 – When moving with children, have a favorite toy, games, music or other items for them to play with.

#5 – Identify all special handling items. For antiques or very special items you may want to hire a separate moving company specializing in these items.

#6 – Have contact phone numbers and your cell phone available. Just in case you need help or encounter a break down along the way.

#7 – Keep you laptop or notepad computer handy to check up on business and personal e-mail.

#8 – Last, but not least, be sure you understand the moving company’s insurance coverage. It can sound adequate but be a disaster should a major piece of furniture be damaged or “not show up”.

#9 – And one more moving tip. For a long move, it may be less expensive when you contract through a moving company in your destination city. Based on seasons, some carriers aren’t as busy and will actually charge less.

#10 – Contact the local utility companies serving your homes and let them know the buyers name and contact information. Your Realtor can help you with this.

Considering A Home In Tucson, AZ?

Here is a moving tip for lovers of warm weather. Some say perfect. Move to the greater Tucson area? Finding the right home can be a challenge. But we can make the process much less stressful for you.

We have been Tucson Realtors since 2002. We know Tucson and the Tucson Real Estate market. As a top Realtor duo, we invest the time to understand your home buying interests and desires.

At our first meeting, we will review the current real estate market with you. Show you the market data and then walk you through the Arizona home buying process.

Why? We want you to know what to expect. And what to plan for.

Interested in new construction? We’ll brief you on buying a new construction home. And what’s unique about the process.

For us, you are not another real estate transaction. You are a client and, future friend. We strive to create a relationship that continues long after you move into your home.

Our goal is to provide insight, advice and the highest level of professional services to you. We want you to be proud to recommend us to your family, friends and acquaintances.

Review our profiles. Check out our backgrounds, education, and certifications.

We are here to help you “know what you need to know” to buy a home in Tucson, AZ. We provide you information on Tucson events, places to shop and restaurants. Our resources include contractors, electricians, and home services.

We will also help you get deals on tile and paint to make the home you buy yours. Our professional service backgrounds mean we put you first!

Need To Sell Your Tucson Home?

Another moving tip is to give us a call.

Selling a home requires more than listing it in the Tucson MLS system. It’s about marketing. Marketing through multiple online channels.

To no one’s surprise, 80% of home buyers start their search on the internet. Homes must be visible on multiple internet channels. The more visible a home is, the faster it will sell.

And the photos on the mls make a difference. You can spend lots of money on home staging, but if the photos aren’t great it doesn’t matter. Staging and stunning photos make it all come together.

We use multiple online marketing channels to showcase your home. We will build a stand-alone website built to show your home. Our marketing program targets key cities in the U. S. based on the season.

For luxury listings, our drone service provides video of your home and neighborhood. This video along with professional photos helps the online buyer see and feel your home. Their “new” home.

To learn more about how we can help you sell your Tucson home, call us – 520-940-4541 – to arrange a meeting. We will visit your home and prepare a comparative market analysis.

Then we will meet with you to review our analysis. We will go over our Comparative Market Analysis for your home in detail. And the review our marketing program to “get your home sold!”


We hope you found our 10 moving tips useful. And hopefully you will keep us in mind if you are moving to, or from, Tucson.

Thank you for visiting! It’s one of the top real estate websites in Tucson. Our clients say that, not us.

Our website provides information on communities and neighborhoods in the greater Tucson area. Want more? Give us a call – 520-940-4541. We are ready to answer your questions and help you get the information you are looking for.

We are a top Realtor duo in Tucson, AZ since 2002. Read our client testimonials. Give us a call. We look forward to making your home buying or selling a home an enjoyable experience for YOU!

Sign UP to receive daily HOME TRACKER UPDATES - OR - Our Monthly NEWSLETTER. And get regular updates on the Real Estate Market and events in Tucson, AZ.

Questions about the Tucson Real Estate Market or Tucson Homes for Sale? Call Us - 520 940 4541 OR complete the - CONTACT FORM - and we will get right back to you!


BACK to the ABOUT TUCSON page.


Comments are closed.