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2 Months Prior to Moving Day:

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

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

Choose a mover or truck rental company.

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

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

Start a “moving” file with all your paperwork.

Arrange for school transfer paperwork.

6 Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

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

Make arrangements for storage if necessary.

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

Clean all closets and cabinets.

3-4 Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

Start packing boxes.

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

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

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

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

Hold a garage sale.

Arrange for child and pet care during the move.

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.

2 Weeks Prior to Moving Day:

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

Cancel newspaper delivery.

Notify credit card companies.

Order final readings on utilities.

Arrange for disposal of items not being moved.

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

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

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.

Pick up laundry from cleaners.

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

1 Day Prior to Moving Day:

Disconnect and prepare major appliances for the move.

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

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

Obtain cashier’s check for the mover.

Confirm arrival time of your moving truck.

+ If moving yourself, dismantle beds and large furniture.

Moving Day:

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

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

Supervise loading and unloading.

Check your belongings carefully.