Preparing for the Move
is a list of items that you will want to accomplish to make
your move a more smooth transition. You will want to start 4-6
weeks before the scheduled day of your move.
Set up time and date for the move:_________________________________________
through your closets, garage and attic and put together things
for donating or a yard or garage sale. (The proceeds from a
yard/garage sale will help defer some of the costs of moving.
Saturdays are the best days for a Sale!)
Garage Sale Date and Time:________________________________________
Go through refrigetator and cabinets and either use or throw
out items that may perish or spill during the move.
Take an inventory of expensive items for insurance purposes.
Contact your homeowners insurance agent and find out how much
of your move is covered under your current policy.
If this is a specifically job-related move, contact your accountant
to find out about a tax deduction.
Contact your employer to nail down the costs they will cover.
Start a file for all of your moving papers and receipts.
If considering using a moving company, solicit 3 estimates -
making sure that they are insured and bonded.
If you have children, arrange for a transfer of their school
If moving to a new community, you may wish to subscribe yourself
to the local paper to familiarize yourself with the government,
communal and social news and activities.
Locate community health-care facilities and professionals in
your new area through information or online services.
Notify your friends & relatives of your pending move. (You
may consider printing special announcements once you are settled.)
Obtain change of address forms. These may be found at any post
office or through online services. Fill these out and mail a
few days before your move for:
Office Banks Doctors & Dentists
Pharmacy Religious Organizations Income Tax Bureau
Social Security Admin. Accountant Stock Broker
Lawyer Insurance Carrier Schools
all home service/utility companies of disconnect/connect or
cancellation/start dates at both old and new addresses. Also
ask for final readings/account totals.
Garbage/Recycling Yard/Lawn service
If moving pets, make arrangements for their transportation or
boarding during the move.
Make sure your vehicle(s) are serviced before the move.
If packing for the move yourself start ahead of time collecting:
boxes of all sizes
sheets or blankets
(You can get boxes from liquor/grocery stores or buy from moving
company or mail businesses)
this checklist - PDF checklist
To Moving Checklist 2 - The Day of and Immediately Following
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