Moving Checklist Form

TWO MONTHS BEFORE
 Sort and purge
Go through your house and decide what you'd like to keep and what you can get rid of. Take note of the items that will require special packing or extra insurance coverage.
 Research
Check company options. Request an on-site estimate and not just quotes over the phone. Request an estimate in writing from each company.
 Create a Moving Binder
The binder helps you to keep track of everything—all your estimates, your receipts, and an inventory of all the items you're moving.
 Organize School Records
Go to your children's school and haver their records to transferred to their new school district.
SIX WEEKS BEFORE
 Order Supplies
Purchase boxes and other supplies such as tape, Bubble Wrap, and permanent markers. You may need to order specialty containers, such as dish barrels or wardrobe boxes.
 Use it or lose it
Start using up things that you don't want to move, like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies.
 Take Measurements
Measure the rooms in your new home, if possible, and make sure larger pieces of furniture will fit through the door.
ONE MONTH BEFORE
 Choose your mover and confirm the arrangements
Get written confirmation of moving date, costs, and other details from the company of your choice of your
 Begin packing
Sort and pack the things that you use most infrequently, such as the waffle iron and fondue set. List the tems of special value that might require additional insurance from your moving company. Make sure to declare, in writing, any items valued over $100 per pou, such as a computer.
 Label
Do label and number each box with its contents and the note its designated room to help you keep an inventory of your belongings. For items you'll need right away, pack and label the boxes as "essentials".
 Separate valuables
For items that you will personally transport to your new home such as jewelry and important files to a safe box. Make sure to put the mover's estimate in this box. You'll need it for reference on moving day.
 Do a change of address
Fill out a change-of-address form at your local post office or do it online at usps.gov. Should there be stragglers, it's always wise to ask a close neighbor to look out for mail after you've moved. Check in with your neighbor two weeks after the move, and again two weeks after that.
 Notify important parties
Inform the following of your move: banks, brokerage firms, your employer's human resources department, magazine and newspapers you subscribe to, and credit card, insurance, and utility companies.

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