Natural gas powered dryers, stoves, water lines, and other appliances must be disconnected by a licensed professional. It is illegal for a home owner or movers to perform this service. Disconnection service should be scheduled prior to the move. (You should also schedule reconnection at the destination.) Disconnect and bundle cords on television and stereo components. Label each cord with masking tape and a description of where to connect it. Movers also cannot move propane tanks, fuel tanks, alcohol, household cleaners, and other hazardous material. Make plans to move these items yourself.
Plan and measure where your furniture will be placed in your new home. It’s helpful to draw a layout and sketch in the major furniture pieces.
Keep your phone connected through moving day to stay in touch with friends, family, and Mercury Moving.
Trees may have grown in such a way that impedes our tall trucks.  Low branches must be removed to ensure the truck can access.
Two Months Before Moving
Sort through your belongings to reduce the number of things to move.
Have a garage sale or donate items you no longer need to charity.
Purchase packing supplies: boxes, packing material, tape, felt markers, and scissors.
If you’re moving a long distance, make travel arrangements with the airline, hotel, and rental car agency. If you’re driving to your new home, get maps and plan your travel route.
Save all moving receipts, as some moving expenses may be tax deductible. Check the current tax code for requirements.
Place your legal, medical, financial, and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.
Speak to your insurance agent about damage Valuation options.
Schedule the disconnection of all gas appliances, water lines, and hard-wired electrical fixtures that Mercury Moving will be moving.
One Month Before Moving
Pack items that aren’t regularly used such as off-season clothes and decorations and items in storage areas (garage, attic, and closets).
Make travel arrangements for your pets.
If you’re driving, schedule a tune up for your car.
Get medical records from your doctors, dentist, optometrist, and veterinarian.
Send items (rugs, drapes, clothing, quilts, bedding) to the cleaners.
Back up important computer files to portable media.
Two Weeks Before Moving
Contact your utility companies (gas, electric, water, cable, trash collector, and local phone service providers) and notify them of your move.
Sign up for services at your new address.
Contact your long distance phone company and notify them of your move.
Confirm your travel reservations.
Arrange to close or transfer your bank account, if relevant pick up items from safety deposit box.
One Week Before Moving
Pick up items from the cleaners, repair shops, or friends.
Pack a survival kit of clothes, medicines, special foods, and so on to carry you through the day after arrival in your new home.
Finish packing all boxes except for what you’ll need during the final week.
Inform the post office of your upcoming move.
Send change-of-address cards with your new address and phone number to:
Friends and family
Banks, insurance companies, credit card companies, and other financial institutions
Magazines and newspapers
Doctors, lawyer, accountant, realtor, and other service providers
State and federal tax authorities and any other government agencies as needed
Workplace, schools, and alma maters
Voter registration office and motor vehicle bureau
The Day Before Moving
Remove hanging fixtures.
Lay down old sheets in the entry and hallways to protect floor coverings.
If doing any of the moving yourself, pick up the rental truck and a hand truck or dolly to move heavy boxes.
If you’re driving, check oil and gas in your car.
If you’re traveling, make sure you have tickets, charge cards, and other essentials.
Moving Day – Carry with you:
The keys to your new home.
Map of new town and directions to your house.
The telephone number of the moving company.
Cash or traveler’s checks.
Documentation related to the sale of your home.
Your insurance policies and agent’s phone number.
Your current address book or personal planner.
Prescription and non-prescription medicines.
Any important personal records and documents.
Any items of great personal value to you that are virtually irreplaceable (for example, a photo album).
Back-up copies of important computer files.
Sheets and towels for the first night in your new home.
Personal hygiene items (for example, toothpaste, soap, razor)
Arriving at the Destination
Show movers where to place furniture and boxes.
Check inventory to ensure that everything was delivered before signing delivery papers.
Note any damages on the inventory sheet.
It’s helpful to have the movers read the inventory numbers on boxes and furniture while you check the inventory list.
Unpack any valuable items, such as silver, art, and jewelry, upon arrival.
Arriving at the Destination
Label rooms
Walk and drive around your neighborhood and community to orient yourself and your family.
Get new driver’s licenses, library cards, voter registration cards, and bus passes.
Enroll children in school.