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  • Two Months Before Your Move
  • Get a quote from 2 moving companies.
  • Buy moving supplies: boxes, tape, markers, bubble wrap, etc.
  • Create a furniture floor plan for your new home.
  • Research storage facilities.
  • Arrange for transportation for your pets.
  • Fill-out the USPS Change of Address Form.
  • Start packing items you don’t use often.
  • Save all your moving expense receipts, your move may be tax deductible.
  • Organize all your important documents i.e. birth certificate, medical records, passports, tax returns, bank statements, etc and put them in a box labeled “Take with me”.
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  • One Month Before Your Move
  • Select a moving company. Confirm the date, the price and other moving details.
  • Arrange hotel accommodations, car rental, airline reservations or temporary housing.
  • Select a storage facility.
  • Cancel magazine and newspaper subscriptions.
  • Notify your doctors and ask for new physician referrals in your new area.
  • Give friends and family your new contact information.
  • Contact your bank to make arrangements for transferring accounts and/or order new checks with your new address.
  • Clean out your safety deposit box.
  • Call your utility service companies (cable, gas, water, internet, telephone, etc) to schedule a disconnection date for your old house.
  • Call utility service companies (cable, gas, water, internet, telephone, etc) to schedule a connection date for your new home.
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  • Two Weeks Before Your Move
  • Confirm the move details with the moving company.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Continue packing. Make sure to label each box and keep an inventory.
  • Contact your insurance agent(s) and give them your new address.
  • Finalize the furniture floor plan.
  • Contact any creditors to inform them of your move.
  • Close any local charge accounts.
  • Make arrangements with a cleaning service to clean your old house.
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  • One Week Before Your Move
  • Continue packing.
  • Fill prescriptions or medications.
  • Plan meals for the whole week so you can start emptying your refrigerator.
  • Dispose/recycle any unwanted items.
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  • The Day Before Your Move
  • Finish packing.
  • Confirm (yes, again!) the move details with the moving company.
  • Pack your suitcase with one set of clothes, toiletries, medications, towels, blankets, etc.
  • Check all cabinets, drawers, and closets to make sure you packed everything.
  • Set aside boxes, tape, scissors, rope, markers, etc for last minute packing.
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  • Moving Day
  • Do not make any plans for the day. Chances are you’ll be home the entire time to supervise the move.
  • Be sure the truck that shows up belongs to the moving company you’ve hired.
  • Carry all valuable items yourself i.e. important documents, medications, jewelry, etc.
  • Before leaving the house, check to make sure you haven’t forgot anything.
  • Turn off all appliances before you leave.
  • Throw out the trash.
  • Notify family or close friend of our itinerary for emergency purposes.
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