Getting Ready to Move? Here’s a Checklist!

 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:
  • Set up a “move” file or folder                                                                                     
  • Set up a “move” calendar
  • Have a garage sale
  • Collect financial, tax, and employment documentation needed for your loan
  • Donate un-needed furniture to charity
  • Contact insurance company to transfer policies (life, auto, homeowners)
  • Contact doctors, dentists for copies of medical records
  • Contact schools for copies of student records
3 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:
  • Review tax deductions on moving expenses
  • Arrange cut-off date for utility companies (telephone, gas, electricity, water, garbage, cable/satellite)
  • Call friends and relatives to let them know you are moving
  • Request change of address kit from post office
  • Check out voter registration information for the new area
2 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:
  • Transfer stocks, bonds, bank accounts and contents of safe deposit boxes
  • Prepare a list of clothing that will not be packed with household goods
  • Take time to check off previous listed items while you still have time!
I WEEK PRIOR TO MOVE:
  • Label items you will need to access easily and place them in separate room or closet
  • Clean out your refrigerator and let it air out at least 24 hours before moving
  • Drain outdoor equipment: water hoses, propane tank from BBQ grill, gas and oil from lawn mowers
  • Discard al aerosols, paint, oils, and other flammable or toxic chemicals
  • Schedule with utility companies to have utilities turned on at your new home
MOVING OUT DAY:
  • RELAX!
  • Remember, items packed last will be unloaded first
  • Conduct a final review of the house, including attic, stairwells, closets, cupboards, storage, garage, and behind doors
MOVING IN DAY:
  • Have the house ready for delivery prior to the truck’s arrival
  • Take a break, sit back, relax and ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!

 Take the stress out of moving by being organized!

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