Moving Checklist


Moving Checklist

Two Months Before Your Move

  • Get moving quotes if you are planning on using a professional mover.

  • If you need a rental truck for a "do-it-yourself-move," contact a rental company:

  • Visually prepare or design a floor plan for your furniture in your new home.

  • Create a list for inventory of your belongings. This is helpful in preparing a garage or moving sale.

  • Keep all of your paperwork concerning the move in one file, so nothing is lost or misplaced.

  • Transfer all school records for your children.

  • Finalize your decision on a mover.

  • If time permits, prepare your new home for arrival. (New paint, new locks, etc.)

  • Consider your children in the move. Plan ahead and visit our Moving with Children Guide

One Month Before Your Move

  • Change your address - you can do this online

  • Change you address with the IRS - you can do this online

  • Make any travel arrangements where you will need an airline, train, hotel, bus or car rental.

  • Research the area into which you will be moving for clubs, civic organizations and churches, so that you can change your membership.

  • Contact medical and dental offices to receive records, asking these professionals for referrals and continuing prescriptions.

  • Establish a new checking account.

  • Research local laws about home-based businesses and business licenses if you own or operate your own business.

  • Make an inventory list of all of your belongings.

  • Arrange for your pets to be transported.

  • Use up or finish and discard household items so that there is less to pack and move.

Two Weeks Before Your Move

  • Forward your magazines to your new address.

  • Forward your newspaper to your new address.

  • Forward your old email to your new email address.

  • Contact all of your utilities and change your service to your new address.

  • Organize those helping you on the day of the move.

  • Confirm all travel reservations you have made.

  • If moving appliances, make sure they are inspected before the move.

  • Pack all clean clothing.

  • Close your bank accounts, making sure you have ample cash for the move. The remainder of the funds should be transferred to your new bank.

  • Keep important documents and valuables close at hand during the move.

  • Prepare for the move of any infant or small children.

  • Review your insurance policy for coverage during your move.

  • Provide relatives with your travel information.

  • Defrost your freezer and refrigerator.

Moving Day Has Arrived!

  • Do a final walk through of the home to make sure all of your belongings have been removed.

  • Be sure to take control of all personal items that are valuable or important to you during the move.

  • You may want to purchase travelers checks instead of cash during the move.

  • We have provided some informative links for you and your family that will make your transition, smooth.