Moving Tips

Moving can be a frantic time. There's a lot to do and sometimes it's easy to forget some of the important details. Here's a handy checklist to reduce the stress and make sure everything gets handled.

We've done our best to cover all the details so moving to your new home will be an enjoyable experience, rather than a  headache. This checklist will help you stay on track.

TWO MONTHS BEFORE

Create a file folder or binder to keep all receipts, bids, invoices, contracts, lists and notes.

Create a budget for moving expenses and begin to solicit bids from your vendors.
Create a calendar time table for key dates between now and your moving day.

Check with your accountant or the IRS to determine which expenses are tax deductible.

Add any personal items to this checklist.

Evaluate any travel expenses associated with airlines, hotels and car rental agencies to determine prices and availability. Make reservations early to reduce overall costs.

ONE MONTH BEFORE

Change of Address

Friends and Family

Credit Card companies

Newspapers and magazines

Banks

Utility Companies

Electric

Telephone

Gas

Water

Cable

Internet Service Provider

Cellular service

Sewer

Professional Services

Dentists

Physicians and other Health Practitioners

Attorneys

Consultants

Security broker

Accountant

Government

U.S. Postal Service

Internal Revenue Service

Local library

Veteran's Administration

State licensing department

Other applicable government agencies

Insurance Companies

Auto

Health

Home

Life

Accident

Renter's

Union

Other

Clubs and Other Organizations

Book

Fitness

Charities

Music

Civic organizations

Professional Organizations

Video rentals

Other

Subscriptions

Magazines

Newspapers

Professional literature

Other

Business Accounts

Department stores

Bakery

Diaper service

Drug store

Laundry or dry cleaner

Hair stylist

Misc. finance companies

Realtor

Lawn, pool or snow removal service

Bakery

Other

 

Miscellaneous

Church

Friends

Relatives

School

Business associates

Neighbors

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