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Moving Checklist

Move Scheduling

  • Schedule and participate in an in-home estimate. Ask questions and be as detailed as possible so we can identify your specific needs.

  • Schedule your move 3-4 weeks prior to moving day.

  • Reserve freight elevator if required by your building

  • Immediately communicate schedule changes.

  • Confirm your moving reservation two days prior to pick-up.

30 Days Prior To Moving

  • Don't move things that you don't want. Sell as many as you can with a garage sale or advertise online. Donate what's left to charities, such as the Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries or Amvets. If you donate items to a charity, be sure to get a receipt for a tax deduction.

  • Submit a change of address form to the Unites States Postal Service. Notify friends, family and employers of your new address.

  • Fill out an IRS change of address form. Depending on the reason for your move and the distance you're moving, many of the expenses may be tax deductible.

  • Get copies of your medical and dental records, if moving long distance.

  • If you're moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and insurance.

  • If you're moving in-state, find out where and how to change your address on your driver's license.

  • Notify your kids' schools and have their records transferred to their new schools.

  • Return any cable or internet equipment.

8 To 14 Days Before You Move

  • Collect all the items you may have loaned out.

  • Return library books or any other borrowed items.

  • Make arrangements to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities. Remember to collect refunds of your deposits from electric, water, telephone, cable, and oil and gas companies.

  • Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new place.

2 To 7 Days Before You Move

  • Get rid of all flammables.

  • Decide what you're bringing with you in the car.

  • Arrange for removal of "installed items" you're bringing with you, like a wall-mounted television or shelves.

  • Pack a suitcase with the clothes, medications and toiletries you'll need the first day in your new home.

  • Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator. Make sure it has at least 2-3 days to air dry.

The Day Before Moving Day

  • Take down curtains and curtain rods.

  • Collect all keys to locking items. Put them in a safe place.

  • Plan your breakfast. Paper plate service is fine. Eating something on the road is better.

  • Pack your personal belongings except your alarm clock.

  • Go to sleep early you'll be glad of it tomorrow.

Moving Day

  • Move vehicles from your garage and driveway prior to our arrival. We want to get started quickly.

  • Strip the beds but leave them intact. We will dismantle them.

  • Secure pets.

  • Walk around with our crew chief and detail all items to be moved.

  • Make sure the driver has the correct delivery address and your mobile phone number.

  • Confirm the expected delivery time with the driver.

  • Before the movers leave, do a final walk through of every room. Check all closets and cabinets for items left behind.