Moving Checklist

Two Months Before your move

    • Get moving quotes if you are planning on using a professional mover.
    • If you need a rental truck for a "do-it-yourself-move," contact a rental company:

U Haul  
Allied Van  
Van Lines 
Atlas World Group

    • Visually prepare or design a floor plan for your furniture in your new home.
    • Create a list for inventory of your belongings. This is helpful in preparing a garage or moving sale.
    • Keep all of your paperwork concerning the move in one file, so nothing is lost or misplaced.
    • Transfer all school records for your children.
    • Finalize your decision on a mover.
    • If time permits, prepare your new home for arrival. (New paint, new locks, etc.)
    • Consider your children in the move. Plan ahead and visit our Moving with Children Guide

One Month Before your move

    • Change your address - you can do this online at the USPS.
    • Change you address with the IRS - you can do this online
    • Make any travel arrangements where you will need an airline, train, hotel, bus or car rental.
    • Research the area into which you will be moving for clubs, civic organizations and churches, so that you can change your membership.
    • Contact medical and dental offices to receive records, asking these professionals for referrals and continuing prescriptions.
    • Establish a new checking account.
    • Research local laws about home-based businesses and business licenses if you own or operate your own business.
    • Make an inventory list of all of your belongings.
    • Arrange for your pets to be transported.
    • Use up or finish and discard household items so that there is less to pack and move.

Two Weeks Before your move

    • Forward your magazines to your new address.
    • Forward your newspaper to your new address.
    • Forward your old email to your new email address.
    • Contact all of your utilities and change your service to your new address.
    • Organize those helping you on the day of the move.
    • Confirm all travel reservations you have made.
    • If moving appliances, make sure they are inspected before the move.
    • Pack all clean clothing.
    • Close your bank accounts, making sure you have ample cash for the move. The remainder of the funds should be transferred to your new bank.
    • Keep important documents and valuables close at hand during the move.
    • Prepare for the move of any infant or small children.
    • Review your insurance policy for coverage during your move.
    • Provide relatives with your travel information.
    • Defrost your freezer and refrigerator.

Moving Day Has Arrived!

    • Do a final walk through of the home to make sure all of your belongings have been removed.
    • Be sure to take control of all personal items that are valuable or important to you during the move.
    • You may want to purchase travelers checks instead of cash during the move.

We have provided some informative links for you and your family that will make your transition, smooth.

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