Six to Eight Weeks Prior
❑ Begin “weeding out” Tip - if an item of yours hasn't been used in the last year or two it is not that important
❑ Conduct a garage sale
❑ Obtain estimates from three moving companies
❑ Contact your insurance agent to discuss the transfer of our homeowner’s policy
❑ Notify all professional people and baking institution of your up coming move
Four Weeks Prior
❑ Select a moving company
❑ Begin packing items that are seldom used
❑ Make arrangements if pets need to be transported
❑ Contact the state Motor Vehicle Department if changes are necessary
❑ Obtain change-of-address cards from the Post Office
Two Weeks Prior
❑ Confirm travel arrangements
❑ Have your automobile serviced so that it will be totally prepared for the trip
❑ Notify utility companies of exact shut-off or transfer date, and turn-on or transfer date at destination
❑ Notify other service companies such as: newspaper, gardener, diaper service, etc.
❑ Call moving representative to review details and confirm schedule
One Week Prior
❑ Make sure the moving company has the address and phone number of your new residence and place of employment
❑ Set aside all documents, valuables, and important papers that will be traveling with you
❑ Make final arrangements at your bank. Buy travelers checks and a cashier’s check for the landlord, etc., discuss details and make sure they all have your new address
❑ Have a “Farewell Party” for friends, relatives, and neighbors. Keep it simple.
Consider using plastic and paper products.