A Moving Checklist
By Steve Gillman - 2007
A good moving checklist can keep you from forgetting important
things, things like turning on the utilities in your new home.
Of course you'll want to make your own list of things to be done,
but you can start it with the suggestions below.
A Moving Checklist - One Month Before
- Make reservations with the moving company.
- Notify your friends and family and give them your new address.
- Submit your change of address forms to post office.
- Get documents for school transfers for your children.
- Have a yard sale, or otherwise lighten the load.
One to Two Weeks Before
- Arrange any utility shut-offs and new connections
- Transfer your banking accounts to new location.
- Return library books, rented movies, etc.
- Transfer any prescriptions to the new location.
- Clean the house and dispose of things that won't be moved.
- Start packing, and labeling the boxes.
- Pack an "essentials" box for your arrival, with
toiletries, paper plates, etc.
- Make moving plans (hotel reservations, get maps, etc.).
On Moving Day
- Start early, and don't forget to eat.
- Double check all rooms and storage areas.
- Turn off lights, lock the doors.
- Leave the keys with the new owner or your real estate agent.
You'll undoubtedly have more items to add to your personal
list. Start writing down things as soon as you know you'll be
moving. Will the phone line be connected when you arrive at your
new home? Will you have to return across the country because
you forgot a safe-deposit box that has the family jewelry? The
best way to avoid any problems like these is to start early on
your moving checklist.