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Moving Checklist

Dispose of anything you won’t be bringing
Find out how to dispose of any household chemicals such as paint
Make a list of anything you’ll be bringing to the new home
Find out the replacement value of your possessions for insurance reasons
Fill out a change of address card at the post office
Fill out the IRS address change form
Obtain dental and medical records if needed
Obtain a copy of veterinary records if needed
When moving out of state, get automobile licensing information
When moving in state, find out where to change your driver’s license
Notify your children’s school and have all records transferred
Return cable television and Internet equipment
Schedule airline and hotel reservations if necessary
One to Two Weeks before Moving
Return any outstanding library books and other borrowed items
Collect any item you’ve loaned out
Make necessary arrangements for disconnecting all utilities
Make necessary arrangements for connecting utilities at the new location
Have major appliances ready for your move
One Week Prior to Moving
Dispose of all flammable materials
Decide items you’ll be bringing in the car as you travel
Arrange for the removal of all installed items you’re taking with you
Pack your suitcase with toiletries and clothes you’ll need on the way
Pack a box with any other essentials you might need while traveling
Day before Moving
Take down your draperies and rods
Empty and completely clean your refrigerator and freezer
Clean out your stove or oven
Plan breakfast time including paper plates and cups
Pack all personal items except an alarm clock
Go to bed early — you’ll appreciate it in the morning
Day of the Move
Gather all your keys and place them in a safe location
Completely strip the beds but leave intact, you can dismantle them later
Make certain you are home when the moving company arrives
Assist the crew chief as he is performing household inventory
Make sure you have everything ready for your move
Keep the bill of lading plus inventory list in a safe location
Make certain the driver possesses correct delivery address information
Confirm expected delivery time to your moving driver
Before departing, perform a final walk-through and check of each room