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Serving South Florida

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For over 35 years

Moving Check List

Moving into your new homeis a big job. The further your plan in advance, the smoother it will go. This moving checklist list contains most of the big tasks you will need to do and the suggested timeframe.

12 weeks before you move:

 Chose your mover and sign the acceptance note

 Sort through basement, loft and garage and start to purge

 Resolve what to do with prohibited items

 Make proper provision for pets

 Decide whether or not you are taking your car

10 weeks before your move:

 Dispose of the things you don’t want to take

 Donate items to charity

8 weeks before you move:

 Start to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address

 Change mailing address at banks, savings accounts, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions

 Start to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation

 Check that electrical components will work in your new home

 Contact your home owner insurance agent about coverage for moving

 Make travel arrangements

6 weeks before you move:

 Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date and get their records

 Arrange for mail to be forwarded

 Decide whether or not to buy any new household items.

 Arrange for temporary storage if your new home is not ready

 Contact insurance company(auto, homeowners, medical)

4 weeks before you move:

 Decide which clothes travel with you

 Start to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture/outdoor items

 If you have children, separate cherished toys to travel with you

 Call physicians and dentists. They may recommend a colleague near your new home.  Get your records and take them with you.

 Arrange transfer of school records.

 Transfer personal insurance records

 Arrange termination date for electricity, gas, oil, telephone andother main suppliers

 Agree on an insurance value and terms with your mover

 Make arrangements to connect utility services at your new home

 Return library books

 Cancel newspapers, subscriptions, and other deliveries

 Find new homes for your plants

7 days before your move:

 Clean out and defrost the refrigerator/freezer

 Reconfirm travel reservations

 Have rugs cleaned

 Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances

 Separate luggage items you need for personal travel

 Clean garden tools, bicycles and any other gardening equipment

 Empty the tanks of power tools such as mowers, chainsaws, etc.

 Secure enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination

 Bring limited cash for smaller expenses

 Arrange for someone to look after the children on moving day

Moving day:

 Be on hand all day to answer questions, accompany driver during inventory, sign bill of lading, and confirm your new address and delivery date. Be sure to advise him of your enroute accommodations and telephone number, if known.

 Make final check of every room and storage area. Make sure windows and doors are locked, keys are transferred and lights are out