Get rid of
anything you aren't bringing with you.
where to dispose of household chemicals like
Make a list
of everything you're bringing to your new home.
Find out the
replacement value of all belongings, for insurance purposes.
Fill out a
change of address form. Notify friends, family and others of your new
Fill out an
IRS change of address form
of your medical and dental records, if necessary.
of veterinary records, if necessary.
moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and insurance.
moving in-state, find out where and how to change your address on your
kids' schools and have their records transferred to their new schools.
and airline reservations if you need them.
8 to 14 days before
library books or any other borrowed items.
the items you may have loaned out.
arrangements to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities.
arrangements to connect utilities at your new place.
have major appliances prepped for the move.
2 to 7 days before you move
Get rid of
what you're bringing with you in the car or plane.
removal of "installed items" you're bringing with you, like a TV
antenna or shelves.
suitcase with the clothes and toiletries you'll need the first day in
your new home.
special box with other essentials you'll need for the first few days.
(Make sure to mark this box "Do Not Move."
The day before Moving
curtains and curtain rods.
defrost and clean your refrigerator. Make sure it has at leas 24 hours
to air dry.
air your stove.
breakfast. Paper plates service is fine. Eating something on the road
personal belongings ? except your alarm clock.
Go to sleep
early ? you'll be glad of it tomorrow.
keys to locking items. Put them in a safe place.
beds but leave them intact. First Class will dismantle them.
you're at home when the movers arrive, so you can sign an inventory.
with the crew chief while he does the inventory.
everything's been readied for the move.
signed bill of lading and inventory in an easily accessible place.
the driver has the correct delivery address and phone number.
expected delivery time with the driver.
leave, do a final walkthrough of every room. Check all closets and