Moving Checklist

Eight Weeks Prior
Six Weeks Prior
Four Weeks Prior
Two Weeks Prior
One Week Prior
Two to Three Days Prior
Moving Day
Contact movers for estimates or to reserve a moving van.
Clean out your attic, basement, storage shed and other big storage areas.
Start to use up things you can’t move, such as frozen foods and cleaning supplies.
Contact the chamber of commerce, your real estate agent or visitor’s and tourism bureau in your new community for information on your new city.
If you’re moving at an employer’s request, verify what expenses may be reimbursed.
For out-of-town moves, contact the IRS or your accountant for information on what moving expenses may be taxdeductible.
Inventory and evaluate your possessions to determine if anything can be sold or donated.
Locate all auto-licensing and registration documents and contact local authorities for information about possible property tax rebate and related information.
If some of your goods are to be stored, make the necessary arrangements.
Contact schools, doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants and obtain copies of your personal records or request forwarding to new contacts.
Make change-of-address notifications.
Arrange special transportation for your pets and plants.
Contact utility and related companies (gas, electric, oil, water, telephone, cable and trash collection) to establish service at your new home. Contact current vendors, but remember to keep telephone and utilities on through your moving date.
Contact insurance companies (auto, homeowner’s or renter’s, medical and life) to arrange for coverage in your new home.
If you’re packing yourself, purchase packing boxes from your local mover. Pack items that you won’t be needing for the next month. Three Weeks Prior q Make sure travel arrangements and reservations are in order.
Arrange to close accounts at your local bank and open accounts in your new locale. Don’t forget about automatic deposit and payment items.
If moving out of or into a building with elevators, contact the building management to schedule use of the elevators.
Contact the moving company to review and confirm the arrangements for your move.
Withdraw the contents of your safety box, pick up any dry cleaning, return library books and rented DVDs, etc.
Take pets to the veterinarian for any needed immunizations. Get copies of pets’ veterinary records.
Drain gas and oil from power equipment (lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.).
Give away plants not being moved.
Prepare specific directions to your new home for your moving company (include your itinerary, emergency numbers, etc.).
Defrost your freezer and refrigerator. Block doors open so they can’t accidently close on pets or children.
Disconnect major appliances and prepare for the move. You should request the gas company to disconnect your gas dryer, oven and any other gas appliances.
Pack a box of personal items that will be needed immediately at your new home. Ask the movers to load this box last or transport it yourself.
Set aside those things that you are transporting yourself so that they are not mistakenly loaded by your mover.
Contact your mover to confirm arrival time of the moving van.
Record all utility meter readings (gas, electric, water).
Read your bill of loading and inventory carefully before you sign them.
Keep contracts, bills and other moving papers in a safe place until all charges have been paid and all claims have been settled.

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