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Managing Your Move

Do you need to plan a move? Don't leave it all to the last minute! We've broken down the things you need to do over the month before the big day! Use this handy four week checklist schedule to help with the move to your new home.

Moving house

Keep a schedule of tasks to make moving a more manageable experience.

Below is a four-week schedule checklist for managing your move.

Four Weeks from Move Date

  • Get estimates from moving companies.
  • Check references and insurance availability for damages that may happen during the move or packing.
  • Notify your doctors, dentists, etc and ask them if they can refer you to anyone in the new town.
  • Get boxes and packing material.
  • Cancel memberships and services that you pay for monthly which are specific to your location - gyms, garbage collection, etc.
  • Have school records transferred if your children will be attending a new school district.

Three Weeks from Move Date

  • Start packing and labeling the boxes.
  • Create and inventory checklist and organize the packed boxes.
  • Have the utilities turned on at the new home.
  • Do a change of address at the Post Office.

Two Weeks from Move Date

  • Talk to your new home's builder and coordinate the move. If you must move from your old home before the new one is ready, have a backup plan in place to stay somewhere - motel, friends, family.

One Week from Move Date

  • Cancel or transfer utility accounts from old home.
  • Call moving company and confirm dates and arrangements.
  • Consider moving very fragile items and family heirlooms yourself.

Moving Day

  • Do one last inspection of the old home.
  • Be at the new home when the movers arrive. If possible ask extra people you know to help supervise the moving, packing, unpacking, loading, and unloading.
  • Go through the inventory checklist. Make sure everything has arrived safely and undamaged before signing the mover's paperwork.