May is National Moving month and here at Capital Insurance Service, formerly Capital Insurance Service, are here to provide you with some great moving tips. We all know how stressful moving can be. We want to make it a little easier on you. Remember once you are moved into your new home everything will be worth it!

First things first, get rid of everything! Okay, maybe not everything, but the more unused and unnecessary items you eliminate from your home, the less stuff you’ll have to pack up, haul across town, unload, and organize.

Schedule a free donation pickup. Save yourself a trip to your local Goodwill. In addition to picking up and storing practically anything (including furniture).

Hire professional movers! A moving company can often make or break your entire moving experience, so it’s important to get it right. The more effort you put into finding a reputable company with excellent customer service ahead of time, the less hassle you’ll have on moving day.

Have a garage sale before you move! The good thing about getting rid of things is that you can try to sell your gently used items and what’s better than finding good deals at a garage sale!

Schedule disconnect times! Call your cable, internet, electricity, and gas providers at least a week ahead of your move to figure out when you need to shut everything off. Make sure you leave enough time in your schedule to gather any necessary items — like cords, remotes, or cable boxes — you may need to return.

Also, it is very important to change your address ahead of time so your bills, credit card statements, and packages can arrive on time and without hassle.

Make copies of important papers. Pack a separate box or briefcase with copies of all your important documents in case of an emergency. Though it might be a tedious project to scan or copy every birth certificate, passport, social security card, proof of insurance paper, and tax claim, you don’t want to risk damaging the only version of your papers in transit.

Take pictures of your new home before you move anything in. Before your friends and family start stacking boxes or scuffing the doorway trying to shove your couch through, snap a few shots of your space so you can note any existing damage. It’ll be more difficult to prove you didn’t cause that damage after you’ve moved in all your furniture. This moving tip really only applies if you’re renting your new home

Whether you are moving into an apartment, a condo, a single-family home etc. Capital Insurance Service is here to help you out with your move. How you may ask, by providing you with Renters insurance and Homeowners insurance. Renters insurance can cost you as low as $12.00 a month! We also offer affordable homeowners insurance with the right coverage. Keep in mind we also insure mobile homes! Call, click or stop by today to get your quote!