Moving Checklist

8 Weeks Before Moving Day

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  • Go through your home and make a list of what needs to stay, be sold, donated, or thrown out.
  • Decide the date you would like to move.
  • Call for an estimate, and show our Moving Consultant things that need to be packed and moved.
  • Discuss if other services are required: packing, storage, un-Packing, etc.
  • Keep all documents and information connected with your move. This information should not be
    packed away. It will be extremely helpful on moving day.
  • Gather information from doctors, business associates, clubs, dentists and lawyers in your new location.

6 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Notify your post office of your move. Get your new address and send out change of address cards.
  • Arrange to have your utilities disconnected, such as telephone, cable, water, gas, and electricity.
  • Ask the phone company at your destination if service can be connected before arrival.
  • Ask your bank to transfer your accounts to the branch nearest your new home.

4 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Plan a garage sale – this will help get rid of the clutter.
  • Transfer fire, theft and other insurance to your new location.

2 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Have rugs and drapery cleaned. Leave rugs rolled and wrapped.
  • Prepare floor plan of new home and make extra copies. This will be useful on “move in” day.
  • Plan a moving-away party for children and their friends.
  • Make sure most of your packing is complete.
  • Prepare meals between now and moving day. Donate excess canned and frozen foods to the community
    food bank.
  • Keep separate any food, plates, utensils you will need during the last days. Be sure to pack
    them on moving day.
  • Make sure all laundry is clean, and remember to pick up any dry cleaning.
  • Organize all of your moving and travel documents as well as valuables you will be taking with
    you the day of the move.

1 Week Before Moving Day

  • Take down all curtains, blinds, shelving units, etc. Unfasten any fixed carpets that are to be moved.
  • Set aside and label items such as luggage that you do not want to be moved.
  • Pack your car for the move. (Pack items you intend on moving yourself).

On Moving Day

  • Be on hand when the moving crew arrives, or authorize someone in writing to take your place.
  • All questions should be directed to the driver of the moving crew.
  • Sign the form at the beginning of the move. This will instruct the crew to begin the move.
  • Keep all children and pets away from the moving truck. Keep children on a normal routine as much
    as possible. Set aside a few toys or set up a movie in a quiet room.
  • Before crew leaves, take one last walk through to make sure everything has been loaded.

Arriving To Your New Home

  • If some goods are to be stored, advise the storage facility of any items that you need to store or have
    removed from your unit.
  • Confirm that utilities will be connected on time.
  • Pick up a set of keys (and make copies for you and the people in your home).

Moving In

  • Make sure all boxes and furniture are in the designated rooms.
  • Check everything that was unloaded by the crew.
  • Keep track of where you unpack boxes and where you placed them in your new home.