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Moving Checklist

Please print the PDF document below to use as a ‘checklist’ when preparing for your move:

___Find out where to properly dispose of any household chemicals (such as old paint)
___Make a list of everything you're bringing to your new location
___Find out the replacement value of your belongings & take photos if necessary (for insurance
___Fill out a change of address form with the post office
___Notify friends, family, employers, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions & others of new
___Notify the IRS, Social Security, Medicare of your change of address
___Get copies of any medical & dental records (if necessary)
___Get copies of veterinary records (if necessary)
___If you're moving out of state, find out about auto licensing & insurance
___If you're moving in-state, contact your insurance company & DMV to change your address
___Notify your children’s schools to have their records transferred to their new schools
___Return any cable equipment
___Make hotel & airline reservations (if necessary)

8 to 14 days before you move:
___Return library books or any other borrowed items
___Collect & return any items you may have loaned out to others
___Make arrangements to disconnect gas, electric & other utilities
___Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new location
___Arrange to have major appliances prepped for the move

2 to 7 days before you move:
___Properly dispose of or give away any & all flammables
___Decide what you're bringing with you in the car or on the plane
___Reorder & pick up any prescription medications
___Arrange for removal of "installed items" you're bringing with you (antennas, shelves, etc)
___Pack a suitcase with clothes, toiletries & medications you'll need for the first day in your new location
___Pack an essentials box with needed items for the first few days (Mark box "Do Not Move")

The day before moving day:
___Take down curtains or drapes if you are bringing them to your new location
___Empty, defrost & clean your refrigerator/freezer. Make sure it has at least 24 hours to air-dry
___Clean and air your stove
___Plan your breakfast. Paper plate service is fine. Eating something on the road is better!
___Pack your personal belongings (except your alarm clock)
___Go to sleep early! You'll be glad you did tomorrow!

Moving Day:
___Collect all keys to any locking items & put them in a safe place
___Strip the beds but leave them intact. We will dismantle them
___Make sure you're at home when our movers arrive so you can sign the inventory sheet
___Walk around with our crew chief while he prepares the inventory sheet
___Make sure everything, to the best of your ability, is ready for the move
___Keep your signed bill of lading & inventory sheet in an easily accessible place
___Make sure our driver has the correct delivery address & a working phone number
___Confirm the expected delivery time with our driver
___Check the outside of your property (yard, garage, etc) for any items you may have left behind!
___Before you leave, do a walk-thru of every room! Be sure to check all closets & cabinets!

Click here for your Moving Checklist Document.

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