Moving Checklist 

Two Months Before Your Move

  • Get moving quotes if you are planning on using a professional mover.
  • If you need a rental truck for a “do-it-yourself-move,” contact a rental company:U Haul
    Allied Van
    Van Lines
    Atlas World Group
  • Visually prepare or design a floor plan for your furniture in your new home.
  • Create a list for inventory of your belongings. This is helpful in preparing a garage or moving sale.
  • Keep all of your paperwork concerning the move in one file, so nothing is lost or misplaced.
  • Transfer all school records for your children.
  • Finalize your decision on a mover.
  • If time permits, prepare your new home for arrival. (New paint, new locks, etc.)
  • Consider your children in the move. Plan ahead and visit our Moving with Children Guide
One Month Before Your Move
  • Change your address
  • Change you address with the IRS
  • Make any travel arrangements where you would need an airline, train, hotel, bus or car rental.
  • Research the area in which you will be moving for clubs, civic organizations and churches, so that you can change your membership.
  • Contact medical and dental offices to retrieve records, ask these professionals for referrals and to continue your prescriptions.
  • Establish a new checking account if necessary.
  • Research local laws about home-based businesses and business licenses if you own or operate your own business.
  • Make an inventory of all of your belongings.
  • Arrange for your pets to be transported.
  • Use/finish household items so that there is less to pack and move.
Two Weeks Before Your Move
  • Forward your magazines and newspapers to your new address.
  • Contact all of your utilities and change your service to your new address.
  • Organize those helping you on the day of the move.
  • Be sure to confirm all travel reservations you have made.
  • If moving appliances, you may want to make sure they are inspected before the move.
  • Pack all clean clothing.
  • Close your bank accounts, making sure you have ample cash for the move. The remainder of the funds should be transferred to your new bank.
  • Prepare for the move of any infant or small children.
  • Review your insurance policy for coverage during your move.
  • Provide relatives with your travel information
  • Defrost your freezer and refrigerator.
Moving Day Has Arrived!
  • Do a final walk through of the home to make sure all of your belongings have been removed.
  • Be sure to take control of all personal items that are valuable or important to you during the move.
  • You may want to purchase travelers checks instead of cash during the move.
Below are some informative links for you and your family that will make your transition, smooth 

USPS Movers Guide
Personal Moving Planner
Moving Guide

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