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Stay organized with moving checklists, resources and solutions

Updater and Edina Realty moving checklist solutions

It’s no surprise that moving can be stressful. Remembering all those important details, like connecting utilities and forwarding mail, can dampen the thrill of transitioning to your new home. We want to make your move as easy as possible by offering the Updater app, a digital moving checkltist and resource that can save you time and money—and reduce worry.

How long does it take to update your address in all the necessary places? Say you need to make a Minneapolis change of address to forward your mail. You can drive to the post office, find the correct handwritten form, wait in line and turn it in … if you find the time to go during business hours. Or you can try to navigate their less-than-user-friendly website, manually type in all your details and submit the form electronically. That one step, forwarding your mail, usually takes 20-30 minutes alone. With Edina Realty’s moving concierge, this is all done with a couple quick clicks.

To find out more about our Minnesota or Wisconsin moving resources, contact an Edina Realty agent today.

What is Updater and how does it work?

Your Edina Realty agent partners with Updater for concierge moving tools to help you save time, money and your sanity. All this at no cost to you! In fact, homeowners who utilize Updater moving resources save an average of five hours, $325 and 21 calls or emails.

This free service allows you to stay organized, get reminders of essential steps and connect you to the resources and services you need, all from one easy-to-use digital dashboard.

The Updater app can help you:

Updater moving resources

Preparing and packing for moving day

All the resources you need to plan your move are right at your fingertips in your personalized dashboard. Prepare for moving day and easily request estimates, availability, compare prices and more. They curate a customized moving checklist, just for you, and let you know exactly what you need to do and when.

Plus, helpful tools such as guides, checklists and cost calculators help you stay on track and plan ahead for your upcoming move.

  • Find and reserve a mover online
  • Request moving estimates
  • Rent a truck
  • Hire moving labor
  • Throw out your junk
  • Buy or rent boxes
  • Access moving checklists
  • View box size guides
  • Obtain packing lists
  • Use a moving calculator

Transferring utilities and services

Wondering how to transfer utilities? The Updater app makes it easy. No need to waste hours researching companies that serve your new address or sitting on hold waiting for a representative to help. Your moving resources dashboard is curated with your local service providers, your address details and an estimated closing date. Simply request your transfer, confirm your date and Updater will take it from there. You can even see customized offers and plans for setting up a new service or reevaluating your current service provider.

  • Internet
  • Television or streaming services
  • Insurance
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Gas

Updating your address

Think about all the places you need to update your change of address. Did you remember your magazine subscriptions, auto club, rewards programs, travel perks and organizations? The United States Postal Service will only forward your mail for one year, and your magazine subscriptions for 60 days. Time will go by quickly during your home transition so it’s imperative that you provide a change of address to all the businesses that send you mail.

Updater’s database includes mail forwarding service to more than 15,000 businesses, so whether you have a Minnesota change of address or are moving to or from another state, we have you covered. Easily provide your change of address to multiple companies at once and use the time you save to plan your new décor instead.

  • Forward mail
  • Update address everywhere
  • Driver's license
  • Voter registration

Saving money on supplies

Take advantage of exclusive savings with Updater moving solutions. They partner with local businesses and national companies to offer discounts and special offers on everything you need for your new home. Best of all, you don’t have to go on an endless search! These offers are available right in your Updater app. Save on:

  • Furniture
  • Groceries
  • Decor
  • Appliances
  • Specialized services from local businesses

Personalizing your new space

When it comes time to make your new home your own, the Updater app is ready to help. Considering a home alarm system? Want to be able to monitor deliveries? Easily connect to specialized providers so you can customize your space with all the bells and whistles.

  • Home improvement
  • Cleaning services
  • Smart home automation
  • Home security

Settling into your new home

Now that you’re in your new home, are you worried you forgot something important? Edina Realty’s moving concierge, powered by Updater, is helpful even after your move-in date by connecting you to community resources. Wondering about obtaining a dog license in your new city? Need to register the kids for school? Ready to meet the neighbors? We have you covered!

  • Local guides
  • School information
  • Pet requirements
  • Community handbook
  • Neighborhood events

Minnesota moving resources

From Minneapolis moving services to Duluth to Winona, Updater partners with communities throughout the entire state. Minnesota mail forwarding, done through USPS, is made easy with the Updater dashboard.

Reach out to an Edina Realty agent in a Minnesota office near you, or contact us to connect you to a local expert in your area.

Wisconsin moving resources

No matter where your move takes you, Updater can help. Our Wisconsin moving resources will help you settle into your new home in Hudson, Spooner, Hayward and beyond.

Whether you are planning to stay in Wisconsin or are prepping for a long-distance move, an Edina Realty Realtor can be your guide.

Ready for an easy, affordable, and stress-free move?

Updater moving resources, offered through your Edina Realty agent, splits your move into stress-free, bite-sized tasks and then helps you complete them—saving you time and money. This is one of many advantages you receive when you choose to work with an Edina Realty REALTOR®.

Ready to make a move? Reach out to an Edina Realty agent today or find an agent who specializes in your area by contacting Edina Realty customer care.

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