Tips on Timing Your Move

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Six Weeks before Your Move

  • Moving is considered one of the most stressful times in ones life.
  • So it is important to have a plan. So now would be a good time to make your plan.
  • Here is a path you might want to follow to take some of the stress out. next

One month before your move

  • Notify your magazine subscriptions the Post Office with you new address.
  • Get in touch with your local utilities to let them know of your pending move and arrange to have your service disconnected.
  • Finish any work on your hone that needs to be done pursuant to your contract
  • If you are packing yourself now is a great time to pack the seldom-used articles.
  • As you pack put heavy items such as books in smaller cartons so they can easily be handled.
  • Do not over fill the cartons but do fill the cartons up so the items do not move about. This especially important with your fragiles


Three Weeks before Your Move

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  • This is a good time to take stock in your belongings. Decide what you really want and what can be thrown out or plan for a garage sale.
  • If you are doing your own packing its a good idea to label your cartons with its contents.
  • Mark "Open First" things you might need. Items such as silverware prescriptions drugs etc.
  • Make sure you have your driver's license, auto registration and insurance records.
  • Be sure to get all your medical records
  • Make any necessary travel arrangement such as rental car planes trains.
  • Purchase only food you will use over the next three weeks.
  • Arrange to have any school records transferred.
  • Make all necessary banking arrangements.
  • Excellent time to have a garage sale.


Two Weeks before Your Move

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  • Arrange to have insurance transferred.
  • Plan for transportation of your pets and any houseplants.
  • Make arrangements with your pharmacy.
  • Notify the newspaper delivery service in your new town to arrange for the delivery.
  • Have maintenance check on your auto.
  • Don't forget about any hidden valuables and spare keys. 


One Week before Your Move

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  • Now is a good time for yard clean up one more time.
  • Mow your lawn.
  • Dispose of any flammable such as gas in lawn mowers empty paint cans or full paint cans, propane gas
  • From your grill. Movers cannot take these items.
  • If you have children its a good idea to have a baby-sitter on the day of your move.
  • Since your hands will be full on moving day.
  • A baby-sitter at your new home is good idea also if this is possible.
  • Pack your travel bags.
  • Put your "Open First" cartons in separate place.
  • Send in your bills now with your change of address on the statement.
  • If you are taking any fixtures now might be a good time to have them disconnected


One To Two Days before Your Move

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  • The movers will arrive to start the packing process
  • Empty your refrigerator or freezer now.
  • Empty your waterbed if you have one.
  • Arrange for payment to the moving company. This payment must be made when your belongings arrive at
  • Your new home. The payment is generally in cash or bank or postal money order. Before the furniture is unloaded.
  • Make certain that all your banking arrangements have been finalized and all your valuables are handled the way you want.
  • Have directions and any phone numbers ready for the driver.
  • Notify the police if your old house will be vacant.


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  • Remove your bedding pack in a carton.
  • Review all paperwork with driver. The driver will take inventory on your Long Distance move. He will mark the condition of your furniture.
  • If you have time give your house one last quick cleaning.


Move-In Day

  • Now is a good time to dust and clean your shelves before you unpack your cartons.
  • Empty the car.
  • Check your floor plan to make certain your furniture will fit where you want it.
  • Check to make sure utilities are on, or contact the company to check on status.
  • Put your pets in a safe place such as a back room so they will not get stepped on or run away.
  • Be certain someone is at your new residence to meet the moving van.
  • Someone should be available to check off inventory as it is brought in. Some one else should be available to direct the movers on where to put the furniture.
  • Give yourself time to unpack.
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