Helpful tips for a smooth move

RCN can help ensure your move is smooth with easy installation of Internet, Digital TV and Phone services. To avoid moving day chaos you’ll need a lot more than boxes and a couple of dependable friends. Here are a few tips to get moving.

Before the move

Let others know! Visit the USPS website for a change of address form. Notify your home and auto insurance agents and also utility companies to avoid paying for services you won’t be using.

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Your new neighborhood

Contact the local Chamber of Commerce or City Hall to request a new resident package. They have information on places of interest like libraries, parks, where to get a driver’s’ license and more. Start early and go online to find new doctors, dentists, veterinarians and other important resources.

Moving Internet Service

Make a moving timeline and packing list

  • Make a List
  • Consolidate & Eliminate
  • Learn your New Neighborhood
  • Separate your Valuables
  • Get Lots of Moving Boxes
  • Create a System
  • Notify USPS
  • Keep a Box of Essentials
  • Schedule your Services!
  • Enjoy your New Home

Donate, Sell, or Toss

Don’t move what you won’t use.

Categorize old items, clothing, toys for the kids and weed out what you no longer need. Mark three boxes as “Donate”, “Sell”, and “Toss” and donate unneeded items to local charities, offer your neighbor something they could use or have a yard sale! Check out your city below to find places to offload unwanted items:

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Keep a box of essentials

Consider putting together a survival kit so you can camp out in your new home until the moving van arrives. Things like coffee, cups, spoons, soap and towels, flashlight and a first-aid kit are good to have on hand should you need something in a pinch.

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Separate your valuables

Keep important papers and documents with you, including birth certificates, your marriage license, deeds, and jewelry. Consider placing valuables in a safe box that will stay with you during transport to your new home.

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Need moving boxes?

There are plenty of places to acquire cheap or free boxes for packing and moving your belongings. Check out this list and see if any of these places are in your area:

  • Grocery stores
  • Local bookstores
  • Shoe boutiques
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Liquor stores
  • UHaul Box exchange

Home sweet home

You’ve planned, packed and moved, and you’re on your way to your new home. Order pizza and relax for a bit before starting the big unpack.

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