Moving Tips and Check List

One Month Before Moving

  • Fill out a Post Office change of address form.
  • Fill out an IRS change of address form.
  • Call about change of home insurance policies
  • Notify schools of change of address
  • Make a list of everything you're taking to your new home.
  • Make copies of your medical and dental records.
  • Moving out of state? Learn about auto licensing and insurance.
  • Moving locally? Learn about changing address on driver's license.
  • Arrange to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities.
  • Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new place.

One week before moving

  • Plan to carry valuable documents/jewelry in your car
  • Return borrowed library books and videos.
  • Get rid of all flammables.
  • Arrange what you're taking with you in the car or plane.
  • Pack a bag with clothes & toiletries for first day at home.
  • Pack your personal belongings except for your alarm clock.
  • Go to sleep early. You'll be glad of it tomorrow.

Moving Day

  • Collect all keys to locked items. Put them in a safe place.
  • Be at home when the movers arrive to sign an inventory list.
  • Walk around with the crew chief while he does the inventory.
  • Make sure everything's been readied for the move.
  • Keep the signed Bill of Lading in an accessible place.
  • Check the driver has the correct delivery address and phone.
  • Confirm the expected delivery time with the driver.
  • Before you leave, do a final walkthrough of every room.

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