Planning Your Move, Part 2 (1-3 Weeks Before) Moving Tips

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by admin

Staying organized during your move is one of the easiest ways to make a new transition to your new home. Below is part two of our three part moving checklist.

Three weeks before your move:

  • Arrange to have utilities (gas, electric, phone, cable, water, etc.) disconnected in your present home and connected at your new home.
  • Ready car registration and insurance records for transfer.
  • Notify State Motor Vehicle Bureau of your new address.
  • Arrange for child care on moving day.
  • If necessary, reserve apartment elevator for pick-up and/or delivery dates.

Two weeks before your move:

  • Arrange to move pets.
  • Check with mover about moving house plants (some movers will not move plants).
  • Dispose of all items too dangerous to move, including flammable liquids.
  • If necessary, have your automobile serviced and ready for the trip.

One week before your move:

  • Transfer all bank accounts.
  • Cancel newspaper delivery.
  • Have enough medication to last at least two weeks. Have prescriptions for-warded to a pharmacy at your new destination.
  • Buy travelers checks.
  • Make arrangements to pay for your move.
  • Withdraw items and close safety deposit boxes.

Two days before your move:

  • Have mover pack your goods (unless you are doing it yourself).
  • Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers that are to be moved.
  • Set aside valuable items to carry with you including jewelry, vital documents, money, and other small valuable items