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Organize Your Move!

Sep 16
10:17
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Category | Informational
moving day

Getting ready to move? Make the process a little less stressful by using this checklist to keep yourself organized!

4 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:

__ Set up a "move" calendar
__ Have a garage sale or set up sales on Facebook sites or Craigslist
__ Donate old books to your local library
__ Donate un-needed furniture to charity
__ Donate old towels and blankets that are still in good condition to your local vet
__ Discard all aerosols, paint, oils, and other flammable or toxic chemicals (many times this needs to be set up months in advance as each community has their own specific drop stations for these items)
__ Contact insurance company to transfer policies (life, auto, homeowners)
__ Contact doctors, dentists for copies of medical records if you are changing practices
__ Contact schools for copies of student records if moving to a new school district

 

3 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:

__ Review tax deductions on moving expenses
__ Arrange cut-off date for utility companies (telephone, gas, electricity, water, garbage, cable)
__ Request change of address kit from post office
__ Check out voter registration information for the new area
__ Call friends and relatives to let them know you are moving

 

2 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:

__ Transfer stocks, bonds, bank accounts and contents of safe deposit boxes
__ Prepare a list of clothing that will not be packed with household goods
__ Take time to check off previous listed items while you still have time

 

1 WEEK PRIOR TO MOVE:

__ Label items you will need to access easily and place them in separate room or closet
__ Clean out your refrigerator and let it air out at least 24 hours before moving
__ Drain outdoor equipment: Water hoses, propane tank from BBQ grill, gas and oil from lawnmowers
__ Schedule with utility companies to have utilities turned on at your new home

 

MOVING OUT DAY:

__ RELAX!!!
__ Remember, items packed last will be unloaded first
__ Conduct a final review of the house, including attic, stairwells, closets, cupboards, storage, garage, and behind doors

 

MOVING IN DAY:

__ Have the house ready for delivery prior to the truck's arrival
__ Take a break, sit back, relax and ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!!