Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist
6 – 8 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE

* Get estimates for movers or rental truck

* Schedule movers or rental truck

* Determine furniture layout for new home

* Make inventory of household items

* Arrange for school transfer

* Ask for doctor and dental referrals; arrange for transfer of medical and dental records

* Fill out change-of-address card with post office

* Clean out all closets and drawers

4-6 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE

* Get packing supplies: boxes, packing paper, tape, markers

* Use up or dispose of food, cleaning supplies, and hazardous materials

* Have garage sale/donate unwanted items

* Arrange for carpet and drapery cleaning

* Arrange for house cleaning

* Arrange for move of pets

* Arrange for move of plants

* Arrange for utilities (cancel old; start new):

* Electricity

* Gas

* Water / Sewer

* Telephone / DSL

* Garbage/recycling

* Cable/satellite

* Arrange for transfer of homeowner’s/renter’s insurance

* Begin packing

* Make travel arrangements

* Request relocation package from chamber of commerce of new town

2-3 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE

* Set aside critical documents and items you will keep with you

* Transfer prescriptions

* Change address:

* Family and friends

* Newspaper

* Magazines

* Bank accounts

* Health, life, and auto insurance policies

* Credit card bills

* Employer

1-5 DAYS BEFORE MOVE

* Defrost freezer

* Empty ice maker and ice cube trays in case of power shutdown

* Clean refrigerator, stove, and oven

* Disconnect and drain appliances for move

* Drain fuel from power equipment

* Close out safe deposit box

* Confirm travel arrangements

* Confirm arrival time of movers/pick-up time of rental truck

* Have payment and snacks ready for movers

* Gather and clean outdoor furniture

* Return cable box, cable modem, DSL modem if necessary

* Organize keys

* Clean house

* Finish packing

* Prepare food for moving day

MOVING DAY

* Disassemble beds

* Double-check that all cupboards, closets, dishwasher and other appliances are empty

* Give movers tour and instructions for what is being moved

WITHIN 30 DAYS OF MOVE

* Change address

* Driver’s license

* Auto registration

* Voter registration

* Re-establish safe deposit box

* Enjoy new home!

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