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Moving Checklist

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:: THE BIG MOVE ::

This comprehensive moving checklist is designed to help you stay on track leading up to,
during, and after moving day. Forward planning is the key to making it a smooth process.
Even with a long to-do list, moving doesn’t have to be stressful!

:: 8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE                        Date:  ……………………………………….

• Ask your agent to recommend a great moving company
• Start collecting estimates from moving companies
Get some boxes.
(If you commit to a moving company they will often give you boxes as part of the deal)
• Budget for moving expenses
• Create a ‘moving file’ to keep track of quotes, receipts and other important information
• Start researching your new community

:: 7 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE                        Date:  ……………………………………….

• Start compiling medical, dental, shot and prescription records
• Ask doctors for referrals in your new city of required
• 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, organisations, and groups to cancel or transfer memberships

:: 6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE  
                      Date:  ……………………………………….

• 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

:: 5 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE                        Date:  ……………………………………….

• If you don’t have them yet, order boxes and moving supplies
• Begin packing items you don’t use often
• Clearly label each box with its contents and the room its 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                        Date:  ……………………………………….

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 immunisation records in your move file
• Host a garage sale

:: 3 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE                        Date:  ……………………………………….

• Plan how to transport your plants
• Dispose of flammables, corrosive, and poisons.
Google Do Not Ship info for a comprehensive list

:: 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE                          Date:  ……………………………………….

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
• Bank/Credit Union/ Finance Companies
• Credit Card Companies
• Exterminator
• Health Club
• Home care service providers (lawn, exterminator etc.)
• Laundry service
• Magazines
• Monthly memberships (Internet, Pay TV 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 Office
• 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 WEEK BEFORE YOUR MOVE                        Date:  ……………………………………….

• 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 moving bill and keep one 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                                                         Date:  ……………………………………….

• 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
• Plan first night’s dinner (pizza always works)
• Leave a note with your new address so that future residents can forward stray mail

:: MOVING IN CHECKLIST

• Clean your new home
• Pick up any mail being held at the local post office
• Unload your items and begin organizing your new home
• 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 registration, insurance, voting info, etc.
• Contact the local paper for a new subscription if required

Enjoy your new home 🙂

DIAL DEAN :: 0413122633 

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