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Moving Checklist



  • 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 purposes)
  • Fill out a change of address form with the post office
  • Notify friends, family, employers, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions & others of new address
  • 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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