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What to do one month prior to moving:
•Create a folder to keep all the records that are related to your move.
•Plan the actual physical move (are you renting a truck, hiring movers, etc.)
•If you are going to need a temporary or permanent storage facility for some of your items.
•Determine how you are going to move your vehicles and other valuables (especially for long distance moves).
•Sketch out a floor plan of the new home to figure out what furniture you can take with you and what new furniture you may need to get.
•Contact schools, doctors, and dentists to transfer your records to the new location and to get referrals from them as appropriate.
•Start collecting packing materials such as boxes, tape, and all related packing materials to keep your belongings safe as you transport them.
•Make any home repairs that you may need to make.
What to do three weeks prior to moving:
•You should know how you are moving and have all the arrangements finalized (truck, movers, etc.)
•Start packing anything that is non-essential (anything that you use rarely).
•Keep boxes well labeled by Room. It may help to mark the room in the old home as well as the room to take it to in the new home.
•Separate out any valuables that you will need to move (keep them together).
•Set a box aside that will be filled with items you will need the day you move (tools, small parts from furniture, etc.).
•Fill out a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service (don’t wait until the last minute or mail you need won’t be at your new home).
•Make sure that friends, families, neighbors, and employers all have your new address.
•Notify your insurance and credit card companies of your change of address.
•Cancel automated payments associated with the old home and all of them if you are switching banks.
•Make sure that you get all vehicles into the shop for a tune-up so that they are ready for the move.
What to do two weeks prior to moving:
•Continue packing everything.
•If you will need items right away, make sure you pack them separately and don’t just throw them in one gigantic box.
•Make sure you have enough time off around the move (coordinate it with your employer).
•If you have children find ways to let them contribute to the packing and move planning.
•Begin packing suitcases and have all necessary items ready (some clothes and toiletries).
•Empty any safety deposit boxes you may have and put the contents in a safe place for transport.
•Cancel the following services at the old home: newspaper, housecleaning, lawn care, pool maintenance, and water delivery.
•Make sure all paperwork for the old and new home is complete and in proper order.
•Get rid of any flammables such as paint, propane, gas, etc.
What to do one week prior to moving:
•Confirm the moving details one more time and verify all paperwork.
•Make a plan of action for the day of the move.
•If you rented a truck, plan for how you are going to pick it up, who is going to drive, etc.
•Continue cleaning the house as you pack more of your belongings.
•Make sure your toolbox is handy (screwdriver, wrench, tape, pliers, etc.).
•Pack of bag of snacks and water bottles to make sure you have ample supply on moving day.
What to do on moving day:
•Remove bedding and take the beds apart.
•Make sure you go early to pick up the truck if you rented one.
•When the movers arrive walk them through the house and tell them exactly what you want them to do.
•Once the old home is empty do a walk through just to make sure everything is gone.
•Write a note for the new residents leaving your forwarding address and other contact information.
•Take inventory before the movers leave.
•Double check to make sure the movers have the correct new address.
•Lock the windows and doors and turn off the lights at the old place.
•At the new home verify that all utilities are on and working properly.
•Perform an initial inspection of the new home and note any damages or problems
•Do a quick cleaning while the place is empty and clean the floors, counters, cabinets, etc.
•Direct the movers to place everything where you want them.
•Assemble beds and bedding.
•As you are unpacking make sure you note any damages caused by the movers and watch the deadline for insurance claims.
•Make sure you change the locks on the new place and make at least 2 copies of the new keys.
•Confirm that mail is arriving at your new home.
•Confirm that the utilities at your old home have been cancelled and that they are no longer in your name.
•Verify that all of the following have your new address: banks, credit cards, IRS, loans, insurance, pension plans, attorneys, accountant, doctors, dentist, family support, newspapers, magazines, licenses, memberships.
•Schedule a time to get your driver’s license updated with your new address.
•Get local phonebooks and maps if you moved to a new city.
•Find new doctors, dentists, etc. depending on what your needs are.
•Update your renters or homeowners insurance to make sure everything is adequately covered.