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Moving Checklist

As Soon as Possible...

alternate bulletpoint Contact Post Office for change of address.

alternate bulletpoint Reserve moving date with Changing Places Moving.

alternate bulletpoint Start collecting cartons and paper if you will be doing your own packing.

 

Four Weeks Before Your Move...

alternate bulletpoint Begin decreasing inventory of frozen foods, groceries, and other items.

alternate bulletpoint START PACKING - if you're doing it yourself

 

Three Weeks Before Your Move...

alternate bulletpoint Call your insurance company for coverage changes.

alternate bulletpoint Have all records (school, medical, dental) transferred or obtain a copy for yourself

 

Two Weeks Before Your Move...

alternate bulletpoint Arrange to have services at present address stopped (phone, garbage, cleaners, newspapers, water softener, and utilities) and started at new residence.

alternate bulletpoint Return any items that you might have borrowed from the neighbors or retrieve any items that they have borrowed from you.

 

One Week Before Your Move...

alternate bulletpoint Leave one closet empty to store items that need to be left behind or that go with you, not the movers.

alternate bulletpoint Remove and pack pictures and wall hangings.

alternate bulletpoint Dispose of all flammables.

alternate bulletpoint Change Address on bank accounts and driver's license. You can change your address with all of your institutions by visiting ChangeAddress.com.

 

The Day Before The Move...

alternate bulletpoint Unplug stereo and television.

alternate bulletpoint Finish packing personal items.

alternate bulletpoint Clean and air-out stove, refrigerator, and freezer.

 

Moving Day...

alternate bulletpoint Winterize home (if necessary).

alternate bulletpoint Dispose of garbage.

alternate bulletpoint Ensure that all cupboards and closets are empty.

alternate bulletpoint Clean House.

alternate bulletpoint Check setting on thermostat.

alternate bulletpoint Check all water faucets.

alternate bulletpoint Turn off lights (you may want to leave one light on a timer to turn on at night).

alternate bulletpoint Check to see that all doors and windows are locked.

alternate bulletpoint Leave keys for interior doors that have locks.

alternate bulletpoint Give the movers directions to your new home once the truck is loaded and they are ready to leave.