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13800 Coppermine Road, Herndon, VA 20171
877-521-1388

Griffin-Owens Insurance Specialists

847 Station Street, Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 471-0050

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Smooth Moves: Your Ultimate Checklist for a Stress-Free Moving Day

Here’s your ultimate checklist for a stress-free moving day, with a little help from your local Rockingham Insurance agent.

May is Moving Month, signaling the start of the busiest time of year for relocating. Whether you’re shifting to a new neighborhood or transitioning to a new city, having a well-thought-out game plan is key. With the right preparations and a little help from your local Rockingham Insurance agent, you can turn a potentially stressful moving day into a smooth and enjoyable experience. Here’s your ultimate checklist for a stress-free moving day.

 

Your Ultimate Moving Day Checklist:

  • Prepare an Essentials Kit: Pack a bag with all your daily necessities, such as toiletries, medications, chargers, snacks, and a few changes of clothes. This will keep you comfortable during the first few days as everything is unpacked.
  • Label Your Boxes Clearly: Save time and confusion by labeling each box with its contents and the room it’s destined for. Use different colored stickers or markers for each room to simplify unpacking.
  • Secure Valuable Items: For high-value or sentimental items, take extra precautions. If possible, transport these items personally to ensure their safety.
  • Set Up Utilities in Advance: Before you arrive, transfer or set up utilities like water, electricity, gas, and internet to ensure that your new home is ready to live in.
  • Arrange for Child and Pet Care: Moving day can be chaotic, so arranging care for children and pets can help keep them safe and lower your stress levels.
  • Conduct a Final Walkthrough: Before leaving your old home, do one last walkthrough to check that nothing is left behind, all lights are turned off, taps are not dripping, and windows are locked.
  • Verify Details with Your Movers: Double-check the moving company’s details, including the time of arrival, parking arrangements, and the final destination address, to avoid any last-minute confusion.

 

Insurance Considerations for Your Move:

  • Homeowner’s or Renter’s Insurance Update: Moving means you will need a new policy for your new residence. Whether you are buying a home or renting a new apartment, your current homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy is non-transferable to a new address. It’s essential to contact your local Rockingham Insurance agent to write a new policy that matches the specific needs and risks of your new location. This ensures continuous protection without any gaps in coverage as you transition to your new home.
  • Auto Insurance Adjustment: When relocating, especially to a different state or region, auto insurance requirements can vary, and rates may differ based on your new location. Update your auto insurance policy to comply with local regulations and to ensure that your coverage reflects the new area’s risk factors.
  • Timing Your Coverage: Set up your new homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy to start on your moving day. This ensures that you’re covered from the moment you step into your new home.
  • Advanced Quote Credit: Save when you quote your home insurance with Rockingham Insurance 7 or more days prior to renewal of your current policy.

 

Moving doesn’t have to be stressful, especially when you follow this moving day checklist. With some forethought, organization, and the right insurance coverage, you can ensure that your transition is as smooth as possible. Don’t forget your trusted Rockingham Insurance agent is here to help with all your insurance needs during the move. Let us bring you peace of mind for your move, so you can enjoy your new home from day one.

 

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