Some tips to make your move a
little less stressful:
rid of anything you aren't bringing with you.
where to dispose of household chemicals like old paint.
Make a list
of everything you're bringing to your new home.
out the replacement value of all belongings, for insurance purposes.
out a change of address form. Notify friends, family and others of
your new address.
out an IRS
change of address form.
copies of your medical and dental records, if necessary.
of veterinary records, if necessary.
you're moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and
moving in-state, find out where and how to change your address on
your driver's license.
kids' schools and have their records transferred to their new
and airline reservations if you need them.
8 to 14 days before you move
library books or any other borrowed items.
the items you may have loaned out.
arrangements to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities.
arrangements to connect utilities at your new place.
have major appliances prepped for the move. 2 to 7 days before you move
Get rid of
what you're bringing with you in the car or plane.
removal of "installed items" you're bringing with you,
like a TV antenna or shelves.
suitcase with the clothes and toiletries you'll need the first day
in your new home.
special box with other essentials you'll need for the first few
(Make sure to mark this box "Do Not Move."
The day before Moving Day
curtains and curtain rods.
defrost and clean your refrigerator. Make sure it has at least 24
hours to air dry.
air your stove.
breakfast. Paper plates service is fine. Eating something on the
road is better.
personal belongings ? except your alarm clock.
Go to sleep
early ? you'll be glad of it tomorrow.
keys to locking items. Put them in a safe place.
beds but leave them intact. First Class will dismantle them.
you're at home when the movers arrive, so you can sign any paperwork.
with the crew chief while he does the inventory.
everything's been readied for the move.
the driver has the correct delivery address and phone number.
expected delivery time with the driver.
leave, do a final walkthrough of every room. Check all closets and