Moving Checklist

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Your Moving Checklist

Two Months Prior to Moving Day:

ü If you are going to use a mover, start getting estimates.

ü If you are moving yourself, check out the cost of at least two truck rentals.

ü Choose a mover or truck rental company.

ü Create a floor plan for furniture placement in your new home.

ü Remove clutter that you will not be taking to your new home.

ü Start a “moving” file with all your paperwork.

ü Arrange for school transfer paperwork.

Six Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

ü Go to local post office and fill out change of address card.

ü Make arrangements for storage if necessary.

ü Ask doctors for referrals, and obtain all medical records if moving out of the area.

ü Clean all closets and cabinets.

Three to Four Weeks Prior to Moving day:

ü Start packing boxes.

ü Get insurance policy for your new home and ask insurance company about coverage on your possessions during transit.

ü Collect all important financial and personal documents and make a note of what may need change of address forms filled out.

ü Dispose of items that can’t be moved, such as flammable liquids.

ü Arrange the moving in and out use of elevators (if in a condo building)

ü Hold a garage sale.

ü Arrange for child and pet care during the move.

ü Line up any services you’ll need for your new home; i.e. Painters, carpeting, lawn care. Ask your J.W.Reedy agent for referrals.

Two Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

ü Return borrowed items; library books, friend’s yard tools.

ü Cancel newspaper delivery.

ü Notify credit card companies.

ü Order final readings on utilities.

ü Arrange for disposal of items not being moved.

ü Put together a file folder for new owners with manuals and warranties.

ü Pack a travel kit with prescriptions, personal items needed for moving day.

ü Put together a moving day supply kit of cleaning products needed. Make sure you include toilet paper, paper towels, and paper plates and plastic silverware too.

ü Pick up laundry from cleaners.

ü Get change of address cards ready to mail to friends and family.

One Day Prior to Moving Day:

ü Disconnect and prepare major appliances for the move.

ü Set aside anything that should be loaded in your car and not the truck.

ü Pack a box of items that will be needed first at the new house. Clearly mark this box a “Load Last”.

ü Obtain cashier’s check for the mover.

ü Confirm arrival time of your moving truck.

ü If moving yourself, dismantle beds and large furniture.

Moving Day:

ü If using a mover, make sure someone is at the old house to answer questions.

ü Read your bill of inventory carefully before signing. Keep your paperwork in a safe place.

ü Supervise loading and unloading.

ü Check your belongings carefully.