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The Moving Countdown

Pre-planning your move into the new home is extremely important. The guide below is a good start to creating your schedule for the move into your home.

Four Weeks

  • Contact moving companies for estimates.
  • Inventory household goods. Photograph valuables.
  • Downsize: Sell, donate or toss unwanted items. Be ruthless.
  • Get transcripts of children’s school records.
  • Check auto registration and licensing requirements at the new location.
  • Check with insurance agent on coverage of household goods en route to new home.

Three Weeks 

  • Pick up anything being repaired, serviced or on layaway.
  • Fill out change of address forms at Post Office.
  • Notify friends, family, credit card companies, magazines, department stores, etc. of new address.
Two Weeks
  • Schedule a date for a transfer to the new owner and termination of your responsibility for all utilities. Provide your new address for final billing.
  • Transfer or resign organization or club memberships.
  • Start packing (for do-it-yourselfers).
  • Arrange appliance servicing for move, if needed.
  • Check on disposal of hazardous materials, including paint.
One Week
  • Cancel newspaper delivery, trash pick-up, etc.
  • Arrange to have utilities transferred or turned on at your new location.

Moving Day

  • Be available to answer the mover’s questions.
  • Make final check of rooms - closets, drawers, cupboards, etc.
  • Sweep or vacuum.
  • Lock up and take off.
  • Make sure that the utilities are connected at your new home.


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