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FREE Moving Checklists
When you are moving, it is sometimes tough to know what to do first. Here's a free moving checklist that you can use as a guide to help before your moving day. Check back often for more additions and other free moving tips checklists.
Everybody's moving situation is different. Having said that, this free moving checklist is intended to assist you, but not be an exact moving guide.
Moving Tips Checklist - Eight Weeks Before Moving
þIf you will be using a moving company, start getting estimates from several different companies.
þIf you will be moving yourself, start getting estimates from several different truck rental companies.
Moving Tips Checklist - Seven Weeks Before Moving
þSelect a moving or truck rental company.
þIf your house needs work done, contact painters, plumbers, roofers, and/or people to do whatever needs to be done.
þStart collecting medical, dental, veterinary, tests, and prescription records for all family members. Ask your doctors to refer you to doctors in your new area.
þGet copies of any legal and financial records you may need.
Moving Tips Checklist - Six Weeks Before Moving
þMake a list of all your possessions, including important items, so they do not get lost in the move.
þMake a list of all friends, relatives, and businesses that need to be told you are moving.
þStart to get rid of junk, and any other items you don't want to keep in your house.
þConsider having a garage/yard sale to get rid of unwanted items, and earn a few extra dollars!
Moving Tips Checklist - Five Weeks Before Moving
þDispose of any items left over from garage/yard sales.
þBegin purchasing moving boxes and other moving supplies. Consider Associated Products for your moving boxes and moving supplies, shipped next-day for free. If you are considering used moving boxes, read the Following Article.
þCall ahead to your destination, and reserve storage space if necessary.
þArrange safe and proper transportation for you plants and pets.
þNotify any agencies/companies where you will continue to be billed at your new home (i.e., credit card companies).
þNotify bank(s) of your new address.
þNotify DMV of your new address, if necessary.
þNotify your insurance company.
Moving Tips Checklist - Four Weeks Before Moving
þGet rid of, or eat, perishable food items.
þIf you've received your moving boxes and moving supplies, begin to pack things you won't need before you move.
þFill out a change of address form at the post office.
þFill out an IRS change of address form.
Moving Tips Checklist - Three Weeks Before Moving
þReturn your library books.
þReturn any other borrowed or rented items.
þIf you have children, make all necessary arrangements to have records and the like transferred to your new location.
Moving Tips Checklist - Two Weeks Before Moving
þGet your car checked and serviced.
þArrange for all utilities to be disconnected on a day close to the move.
þArrange for utilities to be setup and connected at your new home.
þFinish packing any leftover, and small items.
þMake childcare and pet care arrangements for the moving day.
Moving Tips Checklist - One Week Before Moving
þSafely get rid of chemicals, cleaning products, and other harmful agents that should not be moved.
þMake sure your current home/apartment has been cleaned and touched up.
Moving Tips Checklist - One Day Before Moving
þUnplug all appliances and make sure they are ready for moving.
þPrepare any other large items that are not to be boxed, and get them ready for the move.
þPrepare a box of belongings, and the like, that you will need close to you as you move.
þDon't forget to add anything else you can think of to this free moving checklist. Only you and your family know what needs to be moved, and what other matters need to be taken care of.
Whatever you do, just remember to be careful, plan ahead, and lift with your legs!