Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Moving can be exceptionally energizing, however it can likewise be extremely unpleasant as there are such a large number of things to remember to do! Don’t lose hope; whether you are doing it all alone, asking companions for some help, or contracting experts, here is a quick manual to guide you through it.

Start early; if you don’t already have a moving company in mind, do some research or ask for recommendations. Movers can come in and do an estimate before you commit to their services.

TIP: weekends and long weekends have a tendency to be the busiest, so if you can, move amid the week, you may even get a reduced rate!

1 Month Before

  • Wipe out things you probably won’t utilize/need – have a yard sale or give gifts to local charities. Why pay to move it when you needn’t bother with or need it?
  • Begin getting boxes, tape, air pocket wrap, and so forth… anything you will need to pack up, and make notes of what may require exceptional consideration.
  • Acquire change of location cards to contact any of your consistent mail senders.
  • Obtain medical and dental records as well as children’s immunizations if moving out of the area
  • Arrange for your children’s school records to be transferred to their new school.
  • Make travel arrangements and reservations.
  • Use up food supplies.
  • Discard dangerous goods.

2 – 4 Weeks Before

  • Begin packing and start with things in your home you don’t use all the time.
  • Make sure to clearly label or number your boxes to make unpacking and finding things less demanding.
  • As you pack, make notes of things of noteworthy worth (LCD/plasma Tvs, stereos, computers, and so on.) as you may need to declare items of value on the off chance that they are lost or harmed amid the move.
  • Look to change some important information on websites.
  • Go to your local post office to fill out a change of address form with your new address
  • Don’t forget to contact the following places to notify change of address: banks, cable/phone providers, insurance companies, utility companies, credit card companies, doctor/dentist/vet offices, investment companies, etc.

1 Week Before

  • Confirm your reservations with your movers or truck company in the event that you haven’t already done so.
  • If required, cancel or transfer your newspaper delivery service.
  • Finish all of your packing.
  • Have your car serviced if driving a long distance.
  • Close charge accounts.
  • Organize shipment of pets if necessary.
  • Arrange utility service disconnects (disconnect after moving day and connect prior to or on delivery day).

A Few Days Before

  • Reconfirm arrival time of your movers and verify that they know precisely where they are going and have your mobile number in the event that something goes wrong.
  • Begin dismantling furniture in the event that you are moving yourself.
  • Gather a travel pack with things you may require on moving day, for example, toothbrushes, garments, meds, toiletries, and so forth.
  • Put aside things to take in the auto, including adornments and international Ids.

Moving Day

  • Make a note of all utility meter readings (both at the old home and the new home).
  • Be there when the truck is being packed and emptied just on the off chance that your movers have questions.
  • Prior to the movers leaving, check your belongings and make a note on their paperwork and yours if there are any damaged items.