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MOVING CHECKLIST
DONE 6-8 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE NOTES
Get%estimates%for%movers%or%rental%truck
Schedule%movers%or%rental%truck
Determine%furniture%layout%for%new%home
Make%inventory%of%household%items
Arrange%for%school%transfer
Ask%for%doctor%and%dental%referrals;%arrange%for
transfer%of%medical%and%dental%records
Fill%out%change?of?address%card%with%post%office
Clean%out%all%closets%and%drawers
DONE 4-6 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE NOTES
Get%packing%supplies:%boxes,%packing%paper,%tape,
markers
Use%up%or%dispose%of%food,%cleaning%supplies,%and
hazardous%materials
Have%garage%sale/donate%unwanted%items
Arrange%for%carpet%and%drapery%cleaning
Arrange%for%house%cleaning
Arrange%for%move%of%pets
Arrange%for%move%of%plants
Arrange%for%utilities%(cancel%old;%start%new):
Electricity
Gas
Water/sewer
Telephone/DSL
Garbage/recycling
Cable/satellite
Arrange%for%transfer%of%homeowner's/renter's
insurance
Begin%packing
Make%travel%arrangements
Request%relocation%package%from%chamber%of
commerce%of%new%town
DONE 2-3 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE NOTES
Set%aside%critical%documents%and%items%you%will%keep
with%you
Transfer%prescriptions
Change%address:
Family%and%friends
Newspaper
Magazines
Bank%accounts
Health,%life,%and%auto%insurance%policies
Credit%card%bills
Employer
DONE 1-5 DAYS BEFORE MOVE NOTES
Defrost%freezer
Empty%ice%maker%and%ice%cube%trays%in%case%of%power
shutdown
Clean%refrigerator,%stove,%and%oven
Disconnect%and%drain%appliances%for%move
Drain%fuel%from%power%equipment
Close%out%safe%deposit%box
Confirm%travel%arrangements
Confirm%arrival%time%of%movers/pick?up%time%of%rental
truck
Have%payment%and%snacks%ready%for%movers
Gather%and%clean%outdoor%furniture
Return%cable%box,%cable%modem,%DSL%modem%if
necessary
Organize%keys
Clean%house
Finish%packing
Prepare%food%for%moving%day
DONE MOVING DAY NOTES
Disassemble%beds
Double?check%that%all%cupboards,%closets,%dishwasher
and%other%appliances%are%empty
Give%movers%tour%and%instructions%for%what%is%being
moved
DONE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF MOVE NOTES
Change%address:
Driver's%license
Auto%registration
Voter%registration
Re?establish%safe%deposit%box
Enjoy%new%home!
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