8 Weeks Before Moving
Call your moving professional to get a moving estimate based on your expected move date.
Tour your home to decide what to move.
Establish credit in your new city.
Collect personal records
Transfer, sell, or resign memberships in clubs or associations. Arrange to close or transfer charge accounts.
Arrange for school authorities to transfer your children's school records.
Set goals and deadlines if you plan to do your own packing
Separate goods going into storage.
4–6 Weeks Before Moving
Notify post office, utilities, professional services, insurance agencies, business accounts, government and public offices, and magazine subscriptions.
Obtain addresses of utility companies in new city. Utilities can sometimes be connected before you arrive.
Use up supplies of household items.
Inventory what will go to determine the amount of declared valuation.
2–3 Weeks Before Moving
Confirm your pack dates with the moving company and supply a destination address and phone numbers.
Make family travel plans. Prepare your car for the trip.
Have rugs and draperies cleaned. Leave wrapped when they are returned.
Set a date for utilities disconnection.
Take pets to veterinarian. Most states require health certificates and rabies inoculations.
Return library materials and anything borrowed from neighbors and friends.
3 Days Before Moving
Prepare valuables such as money, credit cards, collections, etc. to take with you.
Pack suitcases. Arrange for a babysitter for moving day, if necessary.
Empty the refrigerator so that it dry at least 24 hours before the movers arrive.
1 Day Before Moving
Have dishes washed and dried, and unplug all TVs so they are at room temperature when loaded.
Check closets, cabinets, and storage areas for overlooked items.
Be on hand when movers arrive.
Carry jewelry and documents yourself. Plan for transporting pets.
Let someone know your route and schedule and serve as a message center.
At Your New Address
Be on hand to watch the unloading process.
Check on service connections.
Register to vote.
Obtain driver's license and vehicle registration if necessary.
Register your children in school.
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