Organize Your Move

Start packing as soon as you can, making sure to pack a suitcase of items each family member will want accessible throughout the move, and once you are on the ground in NH before you are unloaded. Make sure to include medications, important papers and passports, etc.

Tagging boxes with names of rooms on each box, or different colors for different rooms with a key is very helpful. If you are to have a move-in party in NH, you will have a bunch of willing Porcupines helping, but they’ll need direction. Make it easy for them to help you.

Moving is a great time to take an inventory for renter’s or homeowner’s insurance.

Make a list of every important piece of mail that comes to you. When you move, notify each person on this list of your new address. The US Postal Service doesn’t do a perfect job of forwarding mail.

Contact your doctors, dentists, and vets to request copies of all records. Have them in your possession upon leaving.

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