The Best Moving Tips for Families

The Best Moving Tips for Families

Moving is HARDand we aren’t just talking about moving boxes and furniture. When it comes to moving, there is an entire checklist of things that have to happen before, during, and after your move to make sure the process flows as smoothly as possible. However, in the heat of the moment, that mental checklist can be difficult to remember, right?

Therefore, our team at Hogue Insurance Agency has compiled a list of the most important things to remember when moving! Some of these you may already know, while some you may not; however, if you master these few items during your next move, it will be smooth sailing. Most importantly, all of these tips are in one place for quick reference!

1. Get Movers Insurance

If you don’t have movers insurance, it might be a good idea to get some! When moving, it is not uncommon for items to be broken or damaged. That’s just the nature of the beast! However, with proper coverage, you can protect your belongings, which will reduce stress in the long run. We at Hogue Insurance Agency can help with this!

2. Change Your Mailing Address

This goes without saying. Without an up-to-date mailing address, all of your bills and important documents won’t know where to be delivered. The easiest way to change your address is by going to the USPS website. However, that’s not the only place you may need to change your address. For a full list of potential address changes, click here.

3. Label Everything

Trust us, you will thank yourself for this one! You can write directly on the box, or use sticker labels / masking tape to create labels. Some people even use colored markers and create a “key” as to what colors go in which rooms. There are several ways to stay organized, but we recommend finding a system and sticking to it.

4. Stock Up On Supplies

Bubble wrap, shipping tape, packing paperoh my! Nothing is worse than having to stop mid-move, right when you’ve built up your momentum, to go to the store and buy more supplies.

Here is a checklist of moving must-haves:

  • Boxes and/or plastic bins
  • Shipping tape, duct tape, etc. (Dispensers are helpful, too.)
  • Scissors and/or Box Cutters
  • Sticker labels (unless labeling on the box)
  • Sharpies and/or permanent marker
  • Packing materials – bubble wrap, packing paper, newsprint or linens
  • Dolly (for transporting heavy items)

(Pro Tip: Sam’s Club has great, bulk prices on several of these items.)

5. The Heavier the Item, the Smaller the Box

Pro Tip: Look for boxes with handles. If you are a Sam’s Club member, you can buy Banker’s Boxes in bulk for much cheaper. Not only is this beneficial because the boxes are small and conveniently come with lids, but the boxes also have designated handles and spots for labeling. This is a perfect solution for small, heavier items that you want to keep separate.

At Hogue Insurance Agency, we look out for our clients from a unique perspective. Ironically, the word “Hogue” means “hilltop or vantage point.” We serve personal and commercial clients in and around the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area with personalized insurance coverage and personal relationships. If you are in the market for insurance, contact Jennifer Hogue or a Hogue Insurance Agency member for assistance. We can’t wait to meet you!


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