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Getting ready to move?

Are you interested in moving to Puyallup, WA, but you want to learn more about the city before you decide? Look no further, we have all of the information you need to know about Puyallup right here. This is a city that is full of adventure! First, the city is home of the Washington State Fairgrounds. Every year around September, there is a huge Washington State Fair that Puyallup hosts. This fair is packed full of rides, food, music, and lots of fun! You can never go wrong with the Washington State Fair. In addition, this city also has a number of restaurants that you can take the family to for family night. One of our favorite places to go is Trackside Pizza! This restaurant has some of the best pizzas that you will ever taste! There are also many parks in the area that you can take your child(ren) for a fun day. There’s Grayland Park, Sam Peach Park, Swan Creek Park, and more. The schools in the area are also bound to give your child(ren) the best education possible. There are a few elementary schools in the area: Meeker Elementary, Spinning Elementary, and more. There are also a couple great middle schools in the area as well: Kalles Junior High School and Edgemont Junior High School. Puyallup High School is a school that is renowned for their journalism program as well. The school newspaper has won many awards from the Journalism Education Association, and the school is all around academically successful. Undoubtedly, your child(ren) will receive a great education if you move to Puyallup. If you would like to learn more about the schools in the area, click the links attached to the names of each school.

If you have any additional questions about Puyallup, please feel free to contact us at any time. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Here are some quick tips that will save you time, money and stress!

Before the move:

Get organized. Start a "move file" to keep track of estimates, receipts and other information. You may be able to deduct your move and lower your taxes, so check with the IRS to see what expenses can be deducted on your next tax return.

Research your new community. The local Chamber of Commerce is a great place to find information about your new home.

Stay Healthy. Gather medical and dental records - including prescriptions and shot records. Ask your existing doctors if they can refer you to care providers in your new city.

Prepare your children. Arrange to have school records transferred to your children's new school district and/or daycare. Involve your children in the moving process, from picking out the new home to packing their toys. Relocating can be a "scary" adventure, so make sure you talk to your family about the move. Visit about the new community and discuss how to make new friends.

Budget for moving expenses.

Tie up loose ends.

  • Contact utility companies to disconnect, transfer or connect services. Plan on keeping current services through your move date and having new ones available prior to your move-in date.
  • Return library books and pick up dry cleaning or items out for repair. 
  • Call your local newspaper and set a date to cancel your subscription. 
  • Call your insurance agent to see what changes to expect in your policies. Ask if moving is covered and arrange for insurance for your new home. 
  • Contact health clubs or other organizations to which you belong. Ask how you can end, sell or transfer your membership. 
  • Contact your bank and/or credit union to transfer or close accounts. Clear out safety deposit boxes. Pick up traveler's checks or cash for "on the road" expenses.

Keep in touch. File a change of address. If you don't know what your new address will be, ask the postal service to hold your mail in their office in your new city. Make a list of friends, relatives and businesses that will need to know of your move and send your new address to them as soon as possible. Postal forwarding time is limited.

Take inventory

  • Decide what items need to go before your move and plan a yard sale or contact your local charities. If you donate, be sure to get a receipt for income tax purposes. 
  • Make a list of things that are valuable or difficult to replace. Ship these items by certified mail or carry them with you.

Clean house.

  • Start collecting boxes and other packing supplies at least a month before your move. 
  • Use up things that can't be moved, such as frozen foods, bleach and aerosol cleaners. 
  • Dispose of flammables, corrosives and poisons. 
  • Drain all gas and oil from your mower and other motors. Gas grills, kerosene heaters, etc. must be emptied as well. 
  • Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator at least 24 hours before moving day.

Reserve your moving truck. Do this at least a few weeks before your move. If you need a ramp or other loading equipment, make reservations with a local equipment-rental yard.

Be prepared. As moving day gets closer, finish packing and prepare a box with the essentials. Keep these items handy, preferably in your automobile. Don't forget to include extra clothing, toiletries and snacks for the kids.

Other things to consider are:

  • Coffee cups, paper plates, paper towels 
  • Plastic forks, spoons, knives 
  • Dish soap, trash bags, towels
  • Phone books, pencils and paper, your "move file" 
  • Telephone, radio, batteries 
  • Scissors, masking tape, utility knife, can opener 
  • Toilet paper, prescriptions, aspirin or other pain relievers 
  • Flashlight, light bulbs, hammer 
  • Toys for the kids
Finish up. Before leaving your old home, check every room, closet and cabinet one last time. Make sure everything is loaded. Leave a note with your new address in the house so future occupants can forward any stray mail. 

 After the move: 

Get connected. Check to see if your mail is making it to your new address or pick up any mail being held. Fill out the paperwork. Get a new driver's license and new tags for your automobile. And don't forget to register to vote. In many states, you can do this when you get your new license 

Stay up to date. Contact the local paper for a new subscription. Make yourself at home.