Moving Checklist

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Moving Checklist

Moving-checklist

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2 Months Before:

• Check with your employer to see if you have expense benefits

• Plan your moving method (truck, hiring movers, etc.) Get estimates and do your research make sure to ask if they are insured and if they have full time movers or if they are temporary

• Begin going through your stuff to donate or sell and plan if you have to downsize or get storage

• Take inventory of all of your valuable items you plan to move

• Get all of your records together, school records, medical records, etc.

• Talk to your kids about the move ahead of time to help them prepare, especially if they are switching schools

 

6 Weeks Before

• Get an idea of a moving date

• Communicate with the landlord about your upcoming move and check on moving out policies or guidelines

• Gather Moving Supplies – Gather up more moving boxes than you think you need like, bubble wrap, boxes, tape, and packing paper

 

1 Month Before Moving

• Discard items you don’t need and consider having a garage sale

• Contact your doctors, dentists, and any other appointments if you will be changing.  Your current ones may provide a recommendation

• Check with your homeowners insurance to see if moving is covered and arrange changes and set up renters or homeowners insurance if needed for your new location

• If moving with Mesa, decide which items you’ll pack and which items you’d like Mesa to pack.  We can provide you with great packing materials

• Begin Packing – Pack up the rooms and items you don’t use often and label your boxes. Make a labeling key with each room designated as a specific color.

• Notify all your utility companies that you are moving and arrange new accounts if possible:

•   Electricity, Power, Gas

•   Home Owners or Renters Insurance

•   Television and Internet

 

2 Weeks Before Moving

• Plan a meal plan to discard and use all of your refrigerated and frozen food items.  Moving companies can’t transport perishables so try to minimize so you don’t have to move them.

• Gather up all un-allowables like food, aerosols, flammables, extreme valuables, etc.

• Notify the Post Office your change-of-address and all other mail that needs to be redirected

• Return library books and other things you have borrowed

• Drain fluids from lawn mowers, snowblowers, weed trimmers, leaf blowers, etc.

 

1 Week Before Moving

• Confirm move date, and time and get down all of the specifics

• Begin cleaning rooms that you don’t use frequently to make sure the cleanup is easy

• Finish packing and labeling all of your boxes

• Back up computer files and carefully pack electronics

 

Day of Move

• Pack your suitcase – make sure and pack all of your essentials and pretend you are going out of town to bring a change of clothes and medication needed for the next couple days so you aren’t digging through boxes to find what you need

• Gather things you will need for the road like snacks, games, and a flashlight to take on your trip

• Do a thorough walk through of your house to take inventory of your items. Make sure you don’t sign off until you have everything listed

• Make sure everything is cleaned up and locked up before you leave your old house

 

Notify Service Companies:

•   Bank

•   Electric

•   Gas

•   Telephone

•   Water

•   Television/ internet

•   Newspaper/ Magazine

 

Places that Need Your Change of Address:

•  Post Office

•   Employer

•   Insurance

•   Creditors or Local Credit Bureau

•  Doctors, Dentists

•   Magazines or Newspaper subscriptions

•   Clubs or Associations

•   IRS

 

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Moving Checklist

 

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