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Moving Checklist

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8-12 weeks before you move

  1. Contact moving companies. If you will be hiring a mover, obtain quotes from at least three moving companies. For an accurate estimate, ask for an in-house assessment.
  2. Pare down and sort. Donate, recycle or throw out what you don’t want to move. Start sorting items.
  3. Organize records. Transfer school records; contact your insurance agent to update property, auto, medical and other insurance records.
  4. Start your own “moving manual.” Start a binder containing an inventory of your household items, moving estimates or other important receipts to keep information in one place.
  5. Start looking for new doctors, dentists, etc. From doctors, dentists and veterinarians to banks and landscapers, it pays to investigate new service providers earlier rather than later.

4-6 weeks before you move

  1. Order supplies and start packing. Order boxes and other supplies such as tape, bubble wrap and markers. Pack things you won’t need first. Set goals.
  2. Contact utilities, cable, etc. Arrange to have services connected and disconnected now to avoid date/time conflicts.
  3. Obtain change of address forms. You can do this online at www.USPS.com or at your local post office.
  4. Schedule routine medical appointments. Doctor, dentist and vet visits may be hard to schedule for a while.
  5. Take measurements and map out. Give advance thought and planning to where things will go in your new home. Make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door.
  6. Make packing and unpacking plans. Draw a diagram of where your furniture will go.
  7. Arrange for pet care. Make sure your pets are taken care of during the move and when you are unpacking.

1-2 weeks before you move

  1. Confirm details with the moving company. Make sure you have their contact information and they have yours.
  2. Organize key documents. You should carry with you original passports, deeds, financial statements and other critical documents. Make copies of them as well.
  3. Refill prescriptions. Forward medical records if needed.
  4. Gather keys/alarms codes/garage door openers. Keep all of these in one easy place to hand over to new owners.
  5. Arrange for cleaning. That includes your new home and existing home cleaned. Remember to defrost your freezer.
  6. Confirm closing/move-in dates with your real estate agent and mover.
  7. Clean out any safe deposit boxes. Also be sure to carry any valuables with you.
  8. Car tune up. If you are moving to a new location with a different climate, ask your mechanic what additional servicing you may need.
  9. Arrange for tips/payment for movers.

Moving day

  1. Make sure you have a moving day survival kit. These are items you will need upon arrival at your new home (bottled water, dishes, toilet paper, trash bags, pet food, toys for younger children, a couple of days of clothing).
  2. Check the moving inventory list and sign it. You should also read the Bill of Lading carefully and sign it.
  3. Do the walk-through with your real estate agent. Be sure to ask for all appliance manuals/warranties and instruction booklets.

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