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Things to Do before you Move Homes

Growing up is hard to do, but moving houses is also listed as one of the most stressful events in an individual’s life. Check out this guide to help you prepare for the big move.

Four to six weeks before your scheduled moving day:

  • De-clutter, sort, and dispose – To make packing easier, allot a day to sort out your things and dispose any items you no longer need. You can hold a garage sale, donate to charities, or give your pre-loved items to friends and family.
  • Make a home inventory – This will help you keep tabs on all the belongings you’re bringing with you to your new home.
  • Hire professional movers – Book with a moving company four to six weeks before moving day, if you plan on hiring one. If you’re taking the DIY approach, consider renting a truck for all your items.
  • Transfer information – Remember to file a change of address form for certain utilities (telephone, internet, electricity, insurance, etc.) to avoid the hassle of dealing with them after your move. If you’re moving with your family, include schooling transfers.
  • Purchase packing material.



Two to three weeks before moving day

  • Start packing – Don’t forget to include your passport, property deeds, and other important items and documents.
  • Remove any perishable goods from your home – This includes perishable foods. Should you make a trip to the grocery for the remainder of your stay, limit your repurchases.
  • Confirm particulars with your moving company – If you rented a truck, then confirm with the rental company you hired for the specifics.
  • Pack an overnight bag – Stash a change of clothes or two, your toiletries, travel documents, and money in a bag and take this with you as if you’re going on a vacation. This will help you access your belongings without having to open suitcases and boxes.
  • Clean the place.


One day before your move

Double-check your packages and boxes to make sure you have everything you need. Inspect the place to see if you missed any spots to clean. Allot this day to smoothen out other transactions and just prepare for your big day.

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Yonkers NY Real Estate and Homes for Sale

In July 1645, a 24,000-acre land grant was purchased by the first lawyer in New York, Adriaen van der Donck. He was locally known as the Jonkheer or Jonker, which meant “young gentleman” and “Esquire.” It was from that nickname that the name “Yonkers” was derived.

Yonkers is the fourth most populous city in the state of New York and the most populous city in Westchester County, surpassing county seat White Plains. In the past, Yonkers enjoyed periods of prosperity, as well as periods of tremendous hardship and scandal. This colorful history has helped make it one of the most diverse and vibrant communities in the region.

Four Main Neighborhoods, Four Flavors

Northeast Yonkers. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame once called Northeast Yonkers home. Most of Yonkers’ upscale housing is found here. The prestigious and highly renowned liberal arts institution, Sarah Lawrence College, is located in this neighborhood as well.

Northwest Yonkers. This is where you will find many beautifully preserved Victorian-era homes. Bordered by the Hudson River to the west, Northwest Yonkers has riverfront views aplenty and has a diverse housing stock.

Southeast Yonkers. This particular corner of Yonkers has one of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country. You can find Little Italy in a small portion of Midland Avenue in Dunwoodie.

Southwest Yonkers. Last but not the least, this is where you will find Getty Square, Yonkers’ downtown district. Many of Yonkers’ historic sites and tourist attractions are located here, such as the Philipse Manor Hall and the Science Barge. The city government, various businesses, and shopping and dining options are found in Getty Square.


Yonkers is served by Yonkers Public Schools. Aside from Sarah Lawrence College, other institutions of higher learning can be found in the city – there’s Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, which is found in the neighborhood of Crestwood in Northeast Yonkers. Yonkers is also home to Westchester Community College’s Yonkers Extension Center.