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Moving Checklist

Here's your moving checklist! Use this checklist to make sure you remember important moving dates and deadlines. We've taken the worry out of moving by thinking of nearly everything!

8 weeks before move
  • If you are planning a garage sale, set a date.
  • Arrange to transfer school records if you have children.
  • Discover schools in your new community by visiting on the World Wide Web.
  • Contact insurance companies to notify them of the move.
  • Start a "Move File" for all receipts, papers and estimates related to your move.
6 weeks before move
  • Select a van line or rental truck company you will use. Give them tentative pick-up and delivery dates.
  • If you are moving to a new city, be sure and ask your attorney, doctor and other providers for referrals and any necessary records.
  • If you have any pets, schedule a check-up and be sure and get a copy of their records from the veterinarian.
  • Set schedules with real estate agents and/or landlords.
  • Schedule a home inspection for your new home by calling AmeriSpec at 1-800-WE SERVE.
4 weeks before move
  • Schedule disconnect dates with your local utility company.
  • Notify new utility company of connect dates in the new home.
  • If you have a lawnmower or any other power equipment, drain them of oil and gasoline. Moving companies will not move them if they are full.
  • Cancel newspaper delivery and trash pickup effective on your move date.
  • Give your carpet a good cleaning before all of the furniture is moved into the new address by calling ServiceMaster at 1-800-WE SERVE.
1 week before move
  • Clean out refrigerator and defrost freezer.
  • Have your car serviced if you will be driving a long distance.
  • Confirm connect dates for utilities in your new home.
  • Transfer or close your checking account.
  • Be sure to get all items from your safe deposit box.
Moving day
  • Spend the entire day at home with the movers.
  • Carry any valuables or family heirlooms with you.
  • Right before the movers leave, take a final tour of your home, making sure nothing has been left in drawers or closets and that all doors and windows are locked.
  • Specify a "Do Not Move" area where you place items you do not want the movers to take with them.
At your new address
  • Obtain numbers needed in an emergency such as the fire department and police.
  • Check with post office to see if there is any mail that is being held for you.
  • Register your cars. Also, register to vote in your new area.
  • Enroll children in school.

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