Moving Checklist

ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE MOVE
Notify the post office, current and new.
Notify doctors, dentists, and other service providers.
Order moving supplies.
Contact charitable organizations regarding household items to be donated.
Sort and discard unwanted items.
Confirm elevator, loading dock, and parking space reservations at origin and destination.
Make necessary travel arrangements such as airline, hotel, and rental car reservations.
Begin packing, clearly labeling boxes with name, contents, and room destination.

TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE MOVE
Notify registry of motor vehicles.
Notify telephone company.
Notify electric company.
Notify gas company.
Notify alarm company.
Notify cable company.
Notify water company.
Notify oil company.
Make arrangements for disassembly of difficult furniture (e.g. jungle gyms, pool tables, and swing sets).
Remove all permanently affixed items you wish to take from walls (e.g. drapes, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans).

ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE MOVE
Confirm date and time with moving company.
Provide moving company with new telephone number.
Remove fragile and loose items from drawers.
Notify gas company to schedule disconnection of gas dryers and stoves.
Complete high-value inventory form and choose appropriate insurance option.

ONE DAY PRIOR TO THE MOVE
Consolidate fragile boxes in one area.
Separate items not intended for transport by movers.
Confirm telephones are in working order at both locations.
Refrigerators and freezers must be defrosted, drained, washed and thoroughly dried.
Drain water bed.
Drain gas and oil from lawn mowers and snow blowers.
Clear walkways and driveway for improved access during inclement weather.
Isolate checkbook, keys, passports, plane tickets, cash and credit cards.