Moving Checklist

Whenever you are preparing a move:

  • Get rid of anything you aren't bringing with you and haven’t used in long time
  • Find out where to dispose of household chemicals like old paint
  • Make a list of everything you're bringing to your new home
  • Find out the replacement value of all belongings, for insurance purposes
  • Fill out a change of address form. Notify friends, family and others of your new address
  • Fill out an IRS change of address form
  • Get copies of your medical and dental records, if necessary
  • Get copies of veterinary records, if necessary
  • If you're moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and insurance
  • If you're moving in-state, find out where and how to change your address on your driver's license
  • Notify your kids' schools and have their records transferred to their new schools
  • Return any cable equipment and schedule disconnection dates
  • Make hotel and airline reservations if you need them

8 to 14 days before your move

  • Return library books or any other borrowed items. 
  • Collect all the items you may have loaned out. 
  • Make arrangements to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities. 
  • Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new place. 
  • Arrange to have major appliances prepped for the move.

2 to 7 days before you move

  • Get rid of all flammables. 
  • Figure out what you're bringing with you in the car or plane. 
  • Arrange for removal of "installed items" you're bringing with you, like a TV antenna or shelves. 
  • Pack a suitcase with the clothes and toiletries you'll need the first day in your new home. 
  • Pack a special box with other essentials you'll need for the first few days. (Make sure to mark this box "Do Not Move").

The day before moving day

  • Take down curtains and curtain rods. 
  • Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator. Make sure it has at least 24 hours to air dry. 
  • Clean and air your stove and other electrics 
  • Plan your breakfast. Get some paper plates. Eating something on the road is better. 
  • Pack your personal belongings except your alarm clock. 
  • Go to sleep early you'll be glad to be fresh on moving day.

Moving Day

  • Collect all keys to locking items. Put them in a safe place. 
  • Strip the beds but leave them intact. We will dismantle them. 
  • Make sure you're at home when the movers arrive, so you can sign an inventory. 
  • Walk around with the foreman of the crew while he does the inventory. 
  • Make sure everything is ready for the move. 
  • Keep your signed bill of lading and inventory in an easily accessible place. 
  • Make sure the driver has the correct delivery address and phone numbers. 
  • Confirm the earliest possible deli very date with the foreman. 
  • Before you leave, do a final walk through of every room. Check all closets and cabinets. Say good bye!
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