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Checklist for Moving

 

8 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Start collecting estimates from moving companies
  • Budget for moving expenses.
  • Create a "move file" to keep track of quotes, receipts and other important information.
  • Start researching your new community.

7 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Start compiling medical, dental, shot and prescription records.
  • Ask doctors for referrals in your new city.
  • Arrange to have school records and veterinarian records transferred.
  • Gather copies of legal and financial records.
  • Call your insurance agent to see what changes you need to make to your new policy.
  • Contact health clubs, organization, and groups to cancel or transfer memberships.

6 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Plan how you will move valuables and difficult to replace items (certified mail, or carry them with you).
  • Begin purging your home. Separate items into those you will keep, donate or discard.
  • Plan a garage sale.
  • Start using items that can't be moved such as frozen foods, bleach, and aerosols (check out do-not-ship items).
  • Call your insurance agent to see what changes you need to make to your new policy.
  • Contact health clubs, organization, and groups to cancel or transfer memberships.

5 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Order boxes and moving supplies.
  • Begin packing items you don't use often.
  • Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it is destined for.
  • Pinpoint your move date.
  • File a change of address with the Postal Service, or ask them to hold your mail at the post office in your new city.

4 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Reserve your move online
  • Notify these utility services of your move (both at your old and new locations):
    • Electric
    • Water
    • Gas
    • Telephone
    • Cell phone
    • Cable/Satellite and internet
    •  Sewer
    • Trash Collection
  • Make travel arrangements for your pets.
  • Put copies of pet medical and immunization records in your move file. Host a garage sale.

3 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Plan how to transport your plants
  • Dispose of flammables, corrosives, and poisons. Read the Do Not Ship List for a comprehensive list.
  • Have your automobile serviced.

2 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Notify these professional services of your move:
    • Accountant
    • Attorney
    • Doctor
    • Dentist
    • Financial Planner
    • Health Insurance Provider
    • Insurance Agent
    • Schools
  • Notify these services/accounts of your move:
    • Auto Finance Company
    • Credit Card Companies
    • Exterminator
    • Health Club
    • Home care service providers (lawn, exterminator, snow removal etc.)
    • Laundry service
    • Magazines
    • Monthly memberships (Nexflix, book of the month, etc.)
    • Newsletters
    • Newspapers
    • Pharmacy
    • Store/Gas Charge Accounts
  • Notify these government offices of your move:
    • City/County Tax Assessor
    • State Vehicle Registration
    • Social Security Administration
    • State/Federal Tax Bureau (IRS)
    • Veterans Administration
  • Confirm travel arrangements for pets and family.
  • Confirm parking for your moving trailer or moving container. Obtain permits if needed.
  • Plan meals for the last weeks to use up your food.
  • Assemble a folder of important info about your house for the next home owner.

1 Weeks Before Your Move

  • Review your moving plans with your moving consultant. Email or call with questions.
  • Contact your bank or credit card company if you are planning to pay for your move by debit or credit card.
  • Print two copies of your bill of lading (BOL) to keep in your move file.
  • Notify friends and family of your new address and phone number with a free Moving Notice.
  • Pack an essentials box to keep with you during the move.
  • Drain gas and oil from lawn equipment, gas grills, heaters, etc.
  • Drain water hoses and waterbeds.
  • Measure furniture and doorways to determine if larger pieces will fit through the door.
  • Empty and defrost refrigerator at least 24 hours before the move.
  • Fill any prescriptions you will need during the move.

Moving Day

  • Be familiar with our packing and loading tips and personally supervise hired labor.
  • Place carpet, floor and door frame protectors throughout your home.
  • Load goods in a pre-designated order, saving "last load" items for the rear of your shipment.
  • Check every room and closet one last time to make sure nothing is left behind.
  • Leave a note with your new address so that future residents can forward stray mail.

Moving In Checklist

  • Clean your new home, make sure everything is in working condition and make any repairs before your moving trailer or Storage Cube arrives.
  • Pick up any mail being held at the local post office
  • Unload your items and begin organizing your new home.

After the Move

  • Keep all receipts and documents in your move file and store it in an easy-to-remember location.
  • Get a new driver's license and automobile tags, register to vote, etc.
  • Contact the local paper for a new subscription.
  • Enjoy your new home!

 

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