Moving Checklist
Key Points
  • This checklist will help keep you organized and make moving a little smother. There are things you may not consider like calling your pediatrician, dentist, or veterinarian to have records transferred if needed.
  • Always make sure you have your important papers packed in a box or briefcase and keep them with you until you can move the papers to a lockbox or safety deposit box.

  • Take inventory of everything that you will be moving.
  • Separate everything that you plan on selling, throwing out, or giving away.
  • If you are hiring professional movers, be sure to get a several estimates from different moving companies and schedule eight weeks in advance.
  • Be sure to be specific in describing your move to the different companies; be consistent so that the cost is not a lot higher than expected.
  • Contact your insurance agent to transfer your coverage (both homeowners and automobile). If you need to establish a new homeowners account you should consider doing so prior to the move.
  • Select medical professionals in your new area. They may not be permanent, but will be available in case of an emergency.
  • Contact your pediatrician, dentist, veterinarian or other professionals to have records transferred.
  • Arrange with schools to get your child(ren)'s school records.
  • Consider putting your valuables, like jewelry in a safe deposit box until the move is completed.
  • Be aware of closing bank accounts and have money readily available. Travelers checks are always an option.
  • Pack a separate bag full of the things you may need in transit or for your first night at your new home.
  • Pack a small tool box for last minute needs.
  • Pick up dry cleaning that may still be at the cleaners.
  • Have any house maintenance arrangements discontinued if it is in your name. ( lawn care, snow removal, etc.)
  • Pack a box with important papers or documents you may need.
  • When everything is packed, make your final check around the house.
  • Always have directions prepared to your new home for helpers or professional movers.
  • Advise the neighbors that you are moving.

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