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8 Weeks Before Your Move
☐ Start comparing Free Moving Quotes from MovingChecklist.com
☐ Set a budget for moving expenses.
☐ Buy a small binder from your local office supplies store and create a “Moving File” to keep track of quotes, receipts and other important documents.
7 Weeks Before Your Move
☐ If you have kids and pets start arranging school records and veterinarian records transferred.
☐ Call your insurance company to see what types of changes you need to make to your policy.
☐ Contact your health insurance company to transfer your address.
6 Weeks Before Your Move
☐ Start planning on how you’ll move your valuable items, like your computer, jewelry or expensive art.
☐ Buy a pack of tack paper (sticky notepads) at your local office supplies store and start marking what Items/furniture you will take to your new home and what you plan on donating or discarding, We suggest you buy a RED & GREEN sticky note pads, Green will be Items that will be moved to the new home and RED will be staying.
5 Weeks Before Your Move
☐ Order moving supplies online or ask the moving company that you hired for some free moving boxes, Most moving companies will give out some free moving boxes/supplies if you book a move with them.
☐ Start packing items that you don’t use every day.
☐ Start narrowing down your move date.
☐ File a change of address with the United States Postal Service, Simply go to www.USPS.com or visit your local post office.
4 Weeks Before Your Move
☐ Book a moving company.
☐ Notify by phone or online these utility services of your move, both at your old address and new address.
- Cell Phone
- Home Phone
- Cable/Satellite & Internet
- Trash Collection
3 Weeks Before Your Move
☐ Plan on how you’ll transport your plants, Some movers will not haul plants.
☐ Get rid of flammables, poisons or any chemicals that most movers can’t haul.
☐ If you are moving cross country and you plan on driving your own car make sure your car is serviced.
2 Weeks Before Your Move
☐ Notify the following services/accounts of your upcoming move:
- Credit Cards
- Auto Finance
- Pool Cleaner
- Snow Removal
- Monthly Memberships (Books, newsletters, entertainment)
- Store or Gas Charge Accounts
Notify the following government agencies:
☐ IRS State/Federal Tax Bureau
☐ Social Security try online www.SSA.gov
☐ State Vehicle Registration
☐ Veterans Administration
☐ City/County Tax Assessors
☐ Confirm that you have reserved a parking spot, an elevator slot or special access for a moving truck.
1 Week Before Your Move
☐ Confirm with your moving company that they have you booked on your desired date.
☐ Notify your work place, family members and friends of your new address.
☐ Pack a box that you plan on taking with you in your car, make sure the movers don’t load it up on the truck by a mistake.
☐ If you have tools or machinery like a lawn mower make sure you drain out the gas.
☐ Take your garden hoses with you.
☐ Measure large furniture to make sure they will fit in your new.
☐ Take out everything out of your refrigerator at least 24 hours before the movers arrive.
☐ Pack up any special medicine you might need during your move.
☐ Pile up all your boxes in the living room or in a spare room.
☐ Empty out dresser drawers to avoid damage to the dresser.
☐ Call your moving company as soon as you wake up to make sure the movers are on time.
☐ Don’t throw away cold drinks, leave them for the movers.
☐ Take all your personal items to your car before the movers arrive.
☐ Make sure your new place is ready to move it and that you have a key.
☐ Make sure you provide the mover your new home address
☐ Enjoy your new home and don’e forget MovingChecklist.com for your next move!