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MOVING CHECKLIST… Moving Date:______________
Thorough planning is the key to an easy
move. With so many decisions to
make, and details to remember, this checklist will help you to get organized
initially…and stay organized throughout your move.
Experience tells us most moves take 8 to 10 weeks from start to finish,
so start early. In fact, start your
planning now. Today!
This chart is organized to spread your pre-move activities over eight
weeks. Begin by writing your
anticipated moving date at the top of this page and work down through the chart,
dating each week appropriately.
estimates from 3 professional movers.
floor plan of your new home to figure where to place your furniture.
Chamber of Commerce in your new town for their “Residential Information Packet”.
Inventory all possessions now.
Decide what to move, sell, replace or donate to charity.
US Postal change of address forms, mail to media, stores, organizations.
copies of all medical, dental, legal, accounting, and veterinarian records.
arrangements for record transfers between schools on both ends of the move.
advisor to review your potential moving related tax deductions and potential tax
moving related costs with mover including packing, loading, special charges,
Repair, send out for
re-upholstery, or clean furniture, drapes, carpeting as necessary.
Advertise a garage/yard/tag sale to dispose of unneeded furniture, accessories,
professional mover is packing your goods, schedule packing day(s) 1 or 2 days
before the move.
move yourself, order adequate boxes, packing materials, tape now.
for short-term or long-term storage if you will need it.
travel arrangements for pets, including necessary medical records,
sufficient supply of packing materials, equipment.
items you won’t use immediately or that will go into storage.
utilities on both ends of the move, order termination or turn-on for occupancy
final travel arrangements for family and pets.
auto(s) for trip to new home. Check
tires and have car(s) serviced before the move.
Terminate newspaper and other delivery services.
new bank accounts by phone and FAX.
Schedule an appliance service firm for moving day to prepare major appliance for the move.
Gather important papers, records, valuables for protected shipment to new home or safe deposit box
Notify friends and neighbors of new address, (and phone number if possible).
Make plans for young children to be cared for on moving day.
Fill any necessary prescriptions, medications needed for the next two weeks.
simple meals for moving day (or take out food) to avoid using the refrigerator.
cash for your trip and a certified check for the mover’s invoice.
items that you will need to take with you including valuables, financial
records, and personal papers.
signed Bill of Lading and inventory where they can be easily reached at your
Carefully mark LAST BOX PACKED-FIRST BOX UNPACKED containing tools,
Give the mover a telephone number and address where you can be reached in your new town.
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