Preparing for a move can definitely be chaotic at times.  There are so many arrangements to make and items to organize that it is pretty common to forget something. Probably one of the most inconvenient misfortunes is packing something onto the moving truck that you meant to hand carry or place in your luggage for security or convenience purposes.  Before the packers arrive, we recommend placing all of the items that you want to keep on your person during the move in a designated area. This way they don’t accidentally get placed on the moving truck.

Important Documents
Moving requires lots of paperwork, most of which you should keep with you in order to protect your identity, your assets, and to make the transition to your new home as smooth as possible. Today we will focus on the documents that you will want carry with you when you move:

-Identification for each family member. This includes driver licenses, social security cards, birth certificates, marriage certificates, naturalization certificates, passports, and military IDs. 
-Vehicle documentation. This includes your insurance, registration, title or lease information, and proof of vehicle inspection.
-Financial information. For security purposes, you will want to bring personal checks, bank statements, and any credit/ debit cards with you. It is also a good idea to travel with a little bit of cash on you, especially if are driving and will be passing through tolls.
-Housing documents. Bring your lease or mortgage paperwork with you, as well as the household inventory provided by your moving company.
-Legal paperwork.Carry any legal documents, such as wills, power of attorney, custody/ adoption paperwork, and divorce/ annulment paperwork with you. 
-School records. Bring transcripts, report cards, and any grade sheets that your child might need at his/ her new school with you so that school registration goes smoothly.
-Employment documents.Transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a current resume are all items that you will want to carry with you.
-Medical records. This includes dental records, treatment plans, vaccination records, and any prescription information that you may have. 
Are you wondering how you should transport all of these documents? A folder will definitely work, but a small safe might be even better. It is also a good idea to backup these documents by saving them on a hard drive or flash drive. 
Here at Sorensen Mayflower, we are all about making your move as easy as possible. We hope that these tips have helped to do just that. Stay posted for next time as we list other items that you will want to keep with you when you move.