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CLICK HERE for our free Printer Friendly Moving Checklist with checkboxes!
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We highly recommend that you print the above linked Printer Friendly Version of our Moving Checklist. Note that because the printer friendly version is a PDF file, it will take a few seconds to open.

Below is the same list, but for web viewing only:

Every move is different, but this partial list will help you along your way to a successful move. The Printer Friendly Version of this list provides blank spaces at the bottom of each category to write in extras that you think of.

ONE MONTH BEFORE MOVING

  • Start getting estimates on moving expenses, whether you plan on using a Moving Company, or are using a Rental Truck.
  • Pick up your Health Records: Medical, Dental, Shot Records, Optometrist, etc.
  • School Records
  • Financial/Legal Records
  • Veterinarian Records
  • Keep the move simple: Now is a good time to consider things in your home that may not be worth bringing -- consider leaving them with friends, donating to charity, or have a Garage Sale
  • Begin to try to use up perishable foods, etc. that aren't worth packing
  • Obtain packing supplies, including: Boxes, Packing Tape, Newspaper & Markers
  • Start packing and labeling items you know you won't need
  • Obtain a Change of Address Kit from the Post Office
  • Give your new address to:
  • Banks
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Magazines you subscribe to
  • Insurance Companies
  • Your employer (for tax information forwarding)
  • Landlord (if deposits will be forwarded)
  • Cancel newspaper delivery

THREE WEEKS BEFORE MOVING

  • Contact your children's new schools and make any necessary arrangements
  • Open (or transfer) a bank account in your new town.
  • Make arrangements for connection of utilities at your new home
  • Have your vehicles serviced, as necessary
  • Make arrangements for auto registration & insurance, as necessary
  • Make arrangements with a Moving Company, as necessary

TWO WEEKS BEFORE MOVING

  • Make arrangements to close (or transfer) your old bank account
  • Dispose of poisons, flammables and corrosives
  • Make arrangements for disconnection of utilities at your old home
  • Contact newspaper in old town to cancel subscription
  • Arrange for childcare on Moving Day, as necessary
  • Library Books returned?
  • Other borrowed items returned?
  • Are you continuing to pack and label items you won't need until after the move?

ONE WEEK BEFORE MOVING

  • Clear out Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Pick up Traveler's Checks, as necessary
  • Begin to plan meals around cleaning out the refrigerator and pantry
  • Use or drain fuel/oil from lawn mower, trimmer, etc.
  • Ensure you have adequate supplies of Prescription Medications
  • Continue packing and labeling what you can that is not needed
  • Do your family and friends have your new address and phone number?

DAY BEFORE MOVING

  • Defrost and clean out your refrigerator
  • Clean other appliances as necessary
  • If staying in a hotel while traveling, pack a single small bag or suitcase, containing 1 change of clothes, etc., for each person (instead of carrying several bags into room)
  • Pack your old Phone Book for reference as necessary
  • Touch base with everyone who is supposed to help on Moving Day

MOVING DAY

  • Take down curtains and curtain rods
  • Strip beds
  • Pack/Load remaining items as necessary
  • Make one last, thorough sweep of house and property for forgotten items
  • Make sure doors and windows are locked
  • Ensure Moving Company has correct address (and your cellphone number)
  • Using a road map, go over the best route to your new home with others assisting you in moving

AFTER MOVING

  • Check Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Ensure all windows and doors lock properly
  • Obtain new Safety Deposit Box
  • Contact newspaper to arrange subscription
  • Register to vote

 

 

CLICK HERE for our free Printer Friendly Moving Checklist with checkboxes!
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We highly recommend that you print the above linked Printer Friendly Version of our Moving Checklist. Note that because the printer friendly version of this list is a PDF file, it will take a few seconds to open. The Printer Friendly Version features checkboxes for checking each item, and also has blank spaces at the bottom of each list category, where you can write in extras that you think of to customize your packing list. It is recommended that you print one packing list for each person traveling, so you can check off each item for each person.

 

 

 
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