Moving Checklist Simple and Free:
What To Do Before Moving.
- Create a list of ideal homes and begin looking for your new home.
- Call C.C.A. Movers to get an estimated quote.
- Budget move.
- Create a file to prepare your statements, and documents.
- Call and ask for information to find out which home is best for you.
- Collect medical, dental, shot and prescription records.
- Ask doctors about referrals in your new city of choice.
- School records and vet records transferred.
- Collect legal and finance documents.
- Ask an insurance agent about changes needed in your policy.
- File a change of address with the Postal Service
- Cancel memberships for gyms, clubs and other local memberships.
Before Your Move.
- Set an official move date.
- Label each box with its contents and the room it is destined for.
- Gather tape, markers and boxes to prepare for packing.
- Begin packing items.
- Finish using items that won’t be shipped such as cold foods, chemicals, pressurized cans or any perishables.
- Set-up a garage sale. (Optional)
- Time to organize items into personal keep, packing, donation or discard piles.
- Contact utility services and transfer.
Weeks Before Move
- Contact government offices of your move:
- Vehicle Registration
- Social Security
- State/Federal (IRS)
- Traveling plans for pets and family.
- Finish perishable foods for the last few weeks and buy easy to make meals.
- Confirm checklist to assure all the above is completed and you are ready for the transition.
Week Before Moving Day.
- Contact your bank or credit company if you are planning to pay digitally.
- Print copy of your bill of lading and file.
- Gather essentials and personals.
- Drain and empty lawn equipment, Vacuum, grills, heaters, and other belongings.
- Measure furniture and clearing ways to assure proper size.
- Clean and defrost the refrigerator within 36 hours before moving.
What To Do On Moving Day.
- Hire C.C.A Movers to assist in advising and packing labors.
- Leave out any belongings that you would need for the move in.
- Check to make sure nothing is left in the house.
- Leave your new address so that the new residents can forward your mail.
- Say one last goodbye and begin your journey to your new home.
Moving Day Tips.
- Clean your new home and make assessments.
- Document any damages or odd occurrences.
- Pick up any mail on hold.
- Unload your items and begin organizing the design of your new home
- Get a new driver’s license and automobile tags, register to vote, etc.
- Sit back and relax in your new place.
Call C.C Associated Movers and Storage to schedule your move and to tour your house and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. Consider a garage sale. Call your existing physicians and dentists. They may recommend a colleague near your new home. Get copies of renewable prescriptions. Arrange transfer of school records. Check homeowner’s insurance policies to see if moving is covered in your policy. Be sure your new home is protected by transferring fire, theft and other personal-property insurance. Transfer personal insurance records.
Three Weeks before the Move…Plan to use up most food items before the move. Check and clear tax assessments. Arrange to have major appliances serviced before you move them. Movers cannot transport aerosols, flammables, corrosives or ammunition. It is best to consume them or give them away before you move. Propane tanks as lawnmower fuel tanks and other flammables should be disposed of.
Two Weeks before the Move…Make your travel reservations for the trip. Notify the Post Office and get change of address forms. Notify magazines to which you subscribe. Note: You must fill out a change-of-address form for each person receiving mail at your address. Close or transfer all charge accounts. Return library books and other things you have borrowed. Collect things you’ve loaned, and items in layaway, cold storage, etc. Arrange to discontinue utilities and delivery services. Take the time to fill out the “Welcome To Your New Home” data sheet for the new owners. Protect your shipment from damage by disposing of cleaning fluids, acids, caustic drain cleaners, etc.
One Week before the Move…Transfer bank accounts, and ask your local credit bureau to transfer your records to your new city. Reconfirm travel reservations. Arrange for cable TV disconnection. Arrange connection of utilities in new home. Draw up a floor plan of your new home, and indicate placement of furnishings. It makes moving in twice as easy. Arrange to have cash, certified check or money order ready to pay driver before goods are unloaded. Set aside maps, games, snacks, flashlight, and other items you will take in your car. Gather medicines and important papers for the car trip. Your local phone company business office can help you with phone service for your new home, as well as disconnecting service at your present home. Drain water from all garden hoses. Get name, address and phone number of your destination agent. Put cleaning supplies, toiletries and a coffee pot in special box to be loaded last and unloaded first. Finish packing all suitcases. Defrost, clean and dry refrigerator.
The Day of the Move…Be on hand all day to answer any moving companies’ questions, accompany driver during inventory, sign bill of lading, and confirm your new address and delivery date. Be sure to advise him of your in route accommodations and telephone number. Make final check of every room and storage area to ensure no items are left behind. Make sure windows and doors are locked, keys are transferred and lights are out. Get some great moving tips here.