There is so much to remember when you’re moving. A moving checklist is a great tool to keep you on track with your many responsibilities during this very important time. Our moving checklist is complete with a 12-week schedule to help you stay one step ahead of your priorities!!
12 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE, YOU SHOULD…
Choose your mover and sign the acceptance note
Sort through all the rooms in your home with the most clutter
Resolve what to do with prohibited items
Decide whether or not you are taking your car
10 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE, YOU SHOULD…
Dispose of the things you don’t want to take
8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE, YOU SHOULD…
Start preparing a mailing list of people who need your change of address including banks, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, etc.
Hire purchasing and rental companies
Round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation
Check that electrical appliances will work in your new home
6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE, YOU SHOULD…
Separate you children’s favorite toys
Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date
Arrange for mail to be forwarded.
Decide whether or not to buy any new household goods
4 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE, YOU SHOULD…
Decide which clothes are traveling with you
Start to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture.
Make arrangements to start utility services at your new home
Return library books
1 WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE, YOU SHOULD…
Defrost the refrigerator and freezer
Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances
Separate luggage items you need for personal travel
Clean garden tools, bicycles, and any other gardening equipment
Empty the tanks of powered tools such as lawn mowers
Ensure that you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and make certain you have copies of any necessary prescriptions you will need
Collect traveler’s checks or local currency
Arrange for someone to look after the children on moving day.