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,
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
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
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.