|MOVING CHECKLIST BY ROOM
|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
|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.