Managing Your Move

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A four week schedule and checklist. Check off items as completed:

Four Weeks From Move Date

  • Contact moving companies for estimates
  • Get references and check for insurance for any damages that may occur during moving/packing
  • Notify doctor, dentist, and pediatrician and ask for referrals in new town
  • Start collecting boxes and packing material
  • Cancel clubs and services paid for monthly (Gym, gardening, trash services, etc)
  • Arrange for transfer of school records if moving out of district

Three Weeks From Move Date

  • Begin packing. Remember to label and number boxes to prevent missing items
  • Put together an inventory checklist and organize boxes
  • Arrange for utilities to be turned on in new home
  • Fill out change of address forms at Post Office

Two Weeks From Move Date

  • Coordinate your move in date with your builder and be sure to have a back up plan (lodging) in case you have to be out of your old home before your new home is ready.

One Week From Move Date

  • Contact utilities to cancel and transfer account (Telephone, cable, electricity, etc.)
  • Confirm moving arrangements with moving company
  • You may want to consider moving very fragile items and family heirlooms yourself

Moving Day

  • Do final walk-through of old residence
  • Be present when moving truck arrives and if possible arrange for several people to supervise movers, packing, loading, and unloading your items
  • Check list of boxes and make sure everything has arrived undamaged before signing mover’s paperwork

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