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.
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
____ Make travel arrangements and hotel reservations for your trip.
____ Apartment dwellers: reserve elevator for pickup and/or delivery
____ 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
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
____ If traveling by car, check your gas, tires, water, battery, oil,
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