Countdown to Moving Day Checklist

 

Use the chart below as a guide to make sure that you complete some of the major tasks associated with a move in a timely fashion. By no means is this list exhaustive – there are many little tasks that you will have to do along the way as well. You might want to think about making a chart like this one to help you stay organized.

 

Countdown Checklist

At 8 Weeks

 

____ Obtain Estimates from different companies and select the one that

        best meets your needs.

 

At 6 Weeks

 

____ Meet with your mover and discuss all details: cost, liability 

        coverage, packing, loading, delivery, and claims procedures.

 

____ Sort through and throw out, give away, or sell things you don’t

        want or need.

 

At 4 Weeks

 

____ If the mover does the packing, arrange for it to be done one to 

        two days before loading.

 

____ If packing yourself, begin packing.

 

____ If necessary, arrange for storage of your goods.

 

____ Send furniture, drapes, and carpets for repair or cleaning.

 

____ Arrange for repair work on your new house.

 

At 3 Weeks

 

____ Arrange to have appliances, utilities, and telephone disconnected in

        your old house. Arrange utility and telephone hookup for new

        house.

 

____ Make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for your trip.

 

____ Apartment dwellers: reserve elevator for pickup and/or delivery

        day.

 

____ Obtain medical, dental, and veterinary records.

 

____ Organize car license, registration and insurance records.

 

At 2 Weeks

 

____ Obtain, fill out and mail change of address cards.

 

____ Make special arrangements for transporting pets and plants.

 

____ Take care of bills, stocks, and bank accounts.

 

At 1 Weeks

 

____ Arrange for a baby sitter on moving day.

 

____ Transfer prescriptions.

 

____ Arrange for delivery services (newspapers, etc.) to be

        discontinued.

 

At 1-2 Days

 

____ Have mover pack your goods.

 

____ Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers to be moved.

 

____ Arrange for cash/traveler’s checks for trip expenses and payment 

        to mover.

 

____ If traveling by car, check your gas, tires, water, battery, oil,

        wipers.

 

 

 

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