12 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
1. Choose your mover/carrier and signed the acceptance note.
2. Sort through basement, loft, and garage.
3. Resolve what to do with prohibited items.
4. Make proper provision for your pets.
5. Decide whether or not you are taking your car.
10 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
1. Have you disposed of the things you don’t want to take?
8 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
1. Prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address.
2. Notify banking institutions, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hire
purchase and rental companies.
3. Round up passports, birth/marriage certificates, and other important family
4. Apply for any necessary visas.
5. Check that your current electrical goods will work in your new home.
6 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
1. Separate the kid’s favorite toys.
2. Make sure your pets vaccinations are up-to-date and all necessary paperwork signed by
the veterinarian if you are taking them across state lines or out of the country.
3. Arrange for all mail to be forwarded.
4. Decide whether or not to buy any new household goods
4 WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE
1. Decide which clothes travel with you.
2. Start to dismantle climbing frames and/or garden furniture.
3. Finalize insurance value and terms with your mover/carrier.
4. Make arrangements arrangements for connection of services at your new home.
5. Return any borrowed library books.
6. Cancel your newspaper subscription.
7. Find new homes for your plants.
1 WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE
1. Defrost the refrigerator/freezer.
2. Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
3. Separate the luggage items you need for personal travel.
4. Clean bicycles, gardening tools, and any other gardening equipment.
5. Empty the tanks of powered tools, such as mowers.
6. Ensure you have enough medication for at least two weeks and that you have copies of
any necessary prescriptions for use at your destination.
7. Collect travelers’ checks or local currency.
8. Arrange for someone to look after the children on moving day.
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