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Move In

Moving day will come sooner than you think, so get planning now. Unless you have major repairs or renovations planned, you probably want to move in the day you take possession. If you intend to move at the end of the month, contact a moving company or truck rental company now. Most people move during this time and there aren’t trucks and movers for everybody. If you can move mid-week or mid-month, a moving company might cut you a deal.

Go with a reputable moving company

We’ve all heard moving horror stories. Go with an established, insured mover, so your items are protected.

Pack it yourself and pack early

Nobody will take the same care you will. Start early and spread it out over many days. Label all your boxes by room so the movers know where to put them and label anything that’s fragile.

Do you really need to take that with you?

A new home is a new lease on life and a chance to liberate yourself from stuff you simply don’t need. If you haven’t used it or worn it in the last year, you don’t need it. Have a garage sale, or give it to Goodwill or United Way. You won’t have to pack and unpack it and it will become someone else’s treasure.

Once you move in

The boxes are mostly unpacked and you’re settling in nicely. You will now feel a strange urge to begin making changes and improvements right away. That old carpet has to go; a bigger deck would be great for entertaining. Slow down! Take time to get a feel for your new home and more importantly, your new budget. Take a deep breath and enjoy what you have, your new home.

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The REALTORS® Association of Edmonton (Edmonton Real Estate Board), founded in 1927 , is a professional association of over 3,200 Brokers and Associates in the greater Edmonton area. The Association administers the Multiple Listing Service®, provides professional education to its members and enforces a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice.

The Association advertises property listings and publishes consumer information on the Internet at REALTOR.ca, as well as in the Real Estate Weekly.
The REALTORS® Association supports charities involving shelter and homelessness through the REALTORS® Community Foundation.