Moving Checklist

Moving involves numerous different tasks. A checklist can help you remember what needs to be done. A good list can also help make moving less stressful. 

One Month Before Moving:Submit a US Postal Service change of address form.Submit an IRS change of address form.Make arrangements with moving company truck rental agency.Make any necessary travel arrangements with airlines, buses, car rental agencies and hotels.Transfer or cancel memberships (church, clubs, civic organizations).Obtain (or locate for mailing) medical and dental records, x-rays and prescription histories. Ask your doctor and dentist for referrals. Transfer prescriptions.Open a checking account in your new city.Research your new city’s rules and regulations affecting your business, profession or hobbies.Inventory your belongings before packing. You may later need to file an insurance claim. If possible, take pictures or video record your belongings. Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.Make arrangements for transporting pets.Consume perishable food and items in open packages. There will be less to pack, spill and spoil. 

One To Two Weeks Before Moving:Coordinate stop (old residence) and start (new residence) dates for utilities and other service providers (gas, electric, water, refuse collection, newspaper, magazine subscriptions, cable, telephone, etc.)Arrange for help on moving day.Confirm travel reservations.Reserve elevator if moving from an apartment.Have appliances serviced for moving.Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.Plan ahead for special needs of infants.Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank. Before closing, be sure there are no outstanding checks or automatic payments that haven’t been processed.Collect valuables from safe-deposit box. Make copies of any important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address.Check with your insurance agent to ensure you’ll be covered through your homeowner’s or renter’s policy during the move.Defrost freezer and refrigerator. Place deodorizer inside to control odors.Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed. 

On Moving Day:Double check closets, drawers, shelves, attic and garage to be sure they are empty.Carry important documents, currency and jewelry, or forward via registered mail.Carry travelers checks for quick, available funds. 

After Arriving At Your New Home:Renew your driver’s license and registration.Shop around for new insurance policies, especially auto coverage.

Note: The items above are only suggestions for a moving checklist. Donald RV and Storage, LLC. will not be responsible for damge to your items by using the above suggestions. Use the suggestions above at your own risk.