Create a Moving Folder to keep track of all your moving details and collect your receipts for moving-related expenses.
Start to use up things you can't move, such as frozen foods and cleaning supplies.
If you're moving at an employer's request, verify your moving budget and your responsibilities.
Obtain information about what moving expenses may be tax-deductible. Find out now
Make a list of everyone you need to notify about your move: service providers, creditors, subscriptions, etc.
Locate all motor vehicle registration and licensing documents
Collect all your personal records (school, medical, legal, and accounting). Ask for referrals where possible.
ONE MONTH AHEAD
Submit a Change of Address form to the post office.
Arrange special transportation for your pets and plants.
Arrange to Disconnect/Connect all utilities (gas, electric, oil, water, telephone, cable TV, and trash collection)
Keep phone and utilities connected at your current home throughout your moving day.
Make any necessary travel arrangements and reservations for your moving trip.
Collect important papers (insurance, will, deeds, stock, etc.)
If you're moving out of or into a building with elevators, contact the building management to schedule use of the elevators
If you're packing yourself, get packing supplies and begin packing items you will not need to use until after your move.
Prepare to defrost your freezer and refrigerator.
Have your major appliances disconnected and prepared for the move.
Prepare a trip kit for moving day. This kit should contain the things you'll need while your belongings are in transit.
Call ahead to confirm the utilities are connected at your new home.
MOVE IN DAY
Review your floor plan to refresh your memory about where you want furniture and appliances placed.
Plan to be present when the moving van arrives.
Have payment on hand for your moving charges.
For long distance moves, be prepared to pay the mover before unloading.
Unless other billing arrangements were made in advance, payment is required upon delivery in cash, traveler's checks, money order, cashier's check or any major credit card. Moving Companies do not accept personal checks without prior approval.
One person should check the inventory sheets as items are unloaded -- if acceptable.
A second person should direct the movers as to where to place items.
Once all items are unloaded, unpack only what you need for the first day or two.
Contact your Moving Consultant and inform them of the level of Quality and Service you received during the moving process.
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