weeks Prior To Move
- Start collecting boxes
& packing material
- Contact movers and get
several estimates. Make reservations if you plan to rent a
- Prepare an up-to date
inventory by photographing all your valuable possessions,
including antiques, electronics and furniture.
4-6 Weeks Prior To Move
- Mail change of address
cards (available at the post office) to friends,
relatives, credit card companies, magazines, etc.
- Research public &
private schools in the area. Find out how to transfer
- Arrange to have
physician's records and medical prescriptions transferred.
- Order new phone directory
for your new location.
- Arrange for
disconnection/connection of utilities and services.
Weeks Prior To Move
- Organize important
papers, including loan information and insurance documents
for easy referral during and after the move.
- Contact Department of
Motor Vehicles for driver's license information.
- Schedule a child sitter
for moving day.
Last Week Prior To Move
- Finalize all moving
- Pack an "essentials
kit" of items you will need when you first arrive at
your new home.
- Make a final inspection
of your home to make sure you packed everything. Check
closets, the attic, the basement, the shed and the garage.
- Leave the keys, garage
door openers, etc. with the landlord or the real estate