Moving Timeline Checklist: Your Guide
Is your impending move coming closer and closer? There are certain things you should be crossing off your to-do list as that big date approaches. With the excitement of a new move comes the fear of not being able to get it all done in time. Check out this handy checklist of what to do one month out from your move, then one week out, then one day out. It’s important to be organized and prepared in order to ensure a seamless move.
One Month Out
Get Organized: Buy some color coded folders and files where you can store all the paperwork that pertains to your move. Take detailed notes in a notebook and store receipts and other small pieces of paper in the pockets.
Sort through all your belongings. Keep them in three separate piles: one to donate, one to throw away and one to keep.
Research moving companies. Inquire about rates, experience, and services offered. Find out if they specialize in the type of move you need, such as small moves or quick hauls.
Purchase and gather all your needed supplies such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap.
Register your vehicle in your new city. Sign up for automatic alerts when it comes to tax payments and license deadlines, so you don’t have to bring a ton of paperwork to the DMV.
Register your new address with the United States Postal Service. The USPS allows you to request mail forwarding for up to a year, provided you submit a Change of Address form to them in time.
Contact the utility companies (gas and electric, as well as phone, cable and Internet) in both your new place and old. Tell them your new address and apprise them of your move-in date. This way, you won’t experience any service interruptions.
Register to vote in your new town by visiting the town hall.
Secure a new doctor for yourself and family. Be sure to call a few different primary care providers as well as specialists. You don’t want to be without a trusted doctor in between, as colds and broken bones wait for no one!
Take a look at your insurance coverage and make sure you have enough. Go over your existing coverage and transfer your homeowner’s and auto policies to the new address.
Cancel all subscriptions. This includes magazines, newspapers, and gym memberships.
One Week Out
Pack: Go room by room so as not to get overwhelmed. Label and color code all boxes with the contents and which rooms they should be placed into once at the new home. Antiques, collectibles and electronics should be packed separately and with the appropriate packing supplies to avoid breakage.
Properly dispose of hazardous materials such as paint and propane.
Call your mover and confirm the day and time they will show up to handle your move.
One Day Out
Arrange for babysitting to keep little kids out from underfoot.
Pack a kit of everything you will need in the car to get to your new place. This will include phone, charger, snacks, medication, diapers, electronics, and comfort items for kids.
Print out a list of your inventory so you can check it off as each box is moved.
Contact Quick Trip Movers
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