• Inventory all household items to be moved, and start packing NOW! Packing a box or
two a day can eliminate the stress of rushing near moving day.
• Remove all items from basement, storage sheds, attics, and plan a garage sale or
charity donation for all items you don’t want to move.
• Start using things up that you can’t move, like cleaning supplies and frozen foods.
• Discuss tax-related moving expenses, liabilities, and deductions with your tax
• Make a list of all people/organizations to contact about change of address.
• Complete postal service change of address forms and mail them to all applicable
publications, store and organizations.
• Get copies or arrange for transfer at both ends of move for school, medical, dental,
veterinary, legal, and accounting records.
• Contact insurance agents to transfer or cancel coverage.
• If it’s a company move, check with your employer to find out what moving expenses
• Get an itemized list of all moving related costs and review with your mover. Including
packing, loading, special charges, insurance, vehicle (if needed).
• Contact all current and new location utility companies (gas, water, electric, cable TV,
phone and trash collection) to set/disconnect dates. Remember to keep current
utilities hooked up until move day.
• Don’t forget about your pets and plants
• Move you’re valuable to a safe deposit box to prevent loss during move.
• Get packing materials/boxes and pack items you won’t need for the next month.
Note: You can rent or buy all sizes of moving boxes.
• If professional mover is packing your goods, schedule packing day(s) 1 or 2 days
• Prepare any mowers, snow blowers, boats, snowmobiles (or other vehicles you won’t
be using before the move) for the move by servicing and draining gas and oil, to
prevent a moving van fire.