Moving Tips

A Month Before Moving - Notify the Post Office of your new address and send change-of-address cards to friends, relatives, and periodicals. Arrange for any repairs or installations in your new home. Obtain forms for transferring drivers license and applying for credit. Notify school of children's transfer. Check into pre-registration procedures for the new schools.

3 Weeks Before - Decide what to move and what to give away. Arrange to have utilities, appliances and telephone disconnected and arrange for utility and telephone hook-up in your new home. Make any travel arrangements, including interim hotel reservations and car rental. Obtain dental and medical records to take with you. Send drapes, carpets, and furniture for repairs and cleaning. Start packing now, if you plan on packing yourself.

2 Weeks Before - Relax! Take time out for a farewell with family and friends. Take care of bills, stock, and investments.
Return library books and anything borrowed from friends and neighbors. Arrange for the transfer of any bank or other accounts.
Have car prepared for the trip. Check tires, brakes, windshield wipers, etc. Pay and pick up any store layaways or items that are being cleaned, stored or repaired. Drain oil and gasoline from power equipment.

1 Week Before - Transfer prescriptions. Arrange for delivery services to be discontinued - new papers, etc. Start gathering those items to take with you on your trip.

A Few Days Before - Pack luggage Defrost and dry refrigerator and freezer to be moved. Obtain cash or traveler's checks for trip expenses. Pack immediate needs such as coffee pot, a few dishes, pots and pans, towels, soap and bedding. Complete any packing you are doing yourself.



 

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