Get rid of anything you aren't bringing with you. Find out where to dispose of household
chemicals like old paint. Make a list of everything you're bringing to your new home. Fill
out a change of address form. Fill out an IRS change of address form. Get copies of
your medical and dental records, if necessary. Get copies of veterinary records, if
necessary. If you're moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and insurance. Get
your children's school records. Return any cable equipment. Make hotel and airline
reservations if you need them.
8 to 14 days before you move Return library books or any other borrowed items. Collect
all the items you may have loaned out. Make arrangements to disconnect gas, electric
and other utilities. Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new place. Arrange
to have major appliances prepped for the move.
2 to 7 days before you move Get rid of all flammables. Figure out what you're bringing
with you in the car or plane. Arrange for removal of "installed items" you're bringing
with you. Pack a suitcase with the clothes and toiletries you'll need. Pack essentials
you'll need for the first few days.
The day before Moving Day Take down curtains and curtain rods. Empty, defrost and clean
your refrigerator. Clean and air your stove. Plan your breakfast. Eating something
on the road works. Pack your personal belongings except your alarm clock. Go to sleep
early you'll be glad of it tomorrow.
Moving Day Collect all keys to 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 the movers
arrive. Walk around with the crew chief while he does the inventory. Make sure everything
is ready for the move. Keep your bill of lading and inventory in safe place. Confirm
the expected delivery time with the driver. Before you leave, do a final walk through
of every room.