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The Able to Move – Moving Checklist

When the time comes to relocate your family from one place to another, the multitude of tasks can easily lead to forgetting a few.

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The checklist

Here’s a comprehensive checklist and timetable to ensure nothing essential is left undone.

  • Sell or give away items not moving.
  • List everything to be moved.
  • Obtain estimates from various movers.
  • Consider insurance for belongings.
  • Estimate needed packing cartons and buy them.
  • Gather and store dental and medical records.
  • Collect a “Change of Address Moving Kit” from the Post Office.
  • Send out change of address cards.
  • Inform children’s schools for record transfers.
  • Close local-only store accounts and arrange bill forwarding.
  • Plan travel arrangements, including pets and veterinary records.
  • Plan meals using perishable food before the move.
  • Keep track of moving expenses for tax purposes.
  • Arrange utility disconnections and reconnections.

  • Pack room by room.
  • Inspect and prepare your car.
  • Return borrowed items and collect your loans.
  • Arrange farewell visits.
  • Prepare large appliances for moving.
  • Arrange tow bar installation if towing your car.
  • Release safe deposit box and transfer bank accounts.

  • Pack suitcases and remaining boxes.
  • Secure a babysitter for moving day.
  • Prepare tranquilizers for pets if needed.
  • Dispose of flammable items.
  • Dismantle certain home fixtures unless specified for movers.
  • Check phone transfer options.
  • Organize items to be taken in the car.

  • Pack remaining cosmetic items and travel clothes.
  • Empty and defrost the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Deodorize appliances with baking soda or coffee.
  • Request “No Parking” signs if necessary.
  • Verify appliances are ready to move.
  • Provide the driver with directions.
  • Prepare payment for unloading.
  • Confirm arrival date and time.
  • Pack vacuum last for easy access.
  • Sign and keep copies of bills of lading.
  • Share contact info with the mover.

  • Double-check rooms, closets, and cabinets.
  • Ensure all locks are secure.
  • Trust in your pre-planning and organization.

Relax and embrace the change. You’re in capable hands.

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