Tips The following check list will assist in making the relocation process
more organized. An important aspect of a successful move is pre-planning.
Find out what to do before the move and things you may overlook on moving
day. Also, prepare yourself with the minimal necessities during the moving
process. Finally, plan ahead and prepare your new residence for your
What to do before moving day:
rental truck and/or moving company at least six weeks in advance.
gathering packing supplies and start packing early.
you are renting, notify your landlord or management company at least
4 weeks in advance.
utility companies and schedule shut off dates. These include water,
electricity, gas, cable, trash service, telephone, etc.
your local phone company at least two weeks before your move to either
transfer your number or request a new number for your new home.
gas, electric and water services connected at your new residence the
day before you move in. Have services scheduled to be turned off at
your old address the day after you move.
for cable installation at your new address.
post office of new address and mail change of address forms at least
one month in advance.
following will be forwarded at no charge for the period indicated:
· First Class, Priority and Express Mail: 12 months unless otherwise
requested by mailer.
· Newspapers and Magazines: 60 days.
· Packages weighing 16 ounces or more: 12 months locally (you
pay forwarding charges if you move outside the local area. If you do
not want this class of mail forwarded, contact your local Post Office).
· Mail Address Change Notification cards to people and businesses
who send you mail.
you have pets and/or plants, you need to arrange for their transfer.
Most moving companies cannot move them for you.
you need to dispose of hazardous products, call 1-800-cleanup.
Tasks You Don't Want to Overlook
you are traveling a great distance, have your car serviced 2 weeks
hotel reservations if you are traveling long distance or are unable
to move in to your residence right away.
moving day carry hard-to-replace items with you, such as jewelry, family
sure to back-up your computer files before you disconnect and pack
Minute Tasks for the Day of the Move
a survival kit with enough essentials to tide you and your family over
for at least 24 hours:
· Personal needs - eyeglasses, medication, extra clothes, etc
· Bathroom needs - towels, soap, toilet paper, etc.
· Cleaning needs - sponges, cleaners, broom, dustpan, etc.
· Kitchen needs - snacks, drinks, disposable utensils, cups, and
· Basic tools - hammer, screwdrivers (phillips head & flat head),
knife, tape, etc.
· Payment for movers.
· Keys and directions to your new home.
at your future address:
to register your children in new school(s).
your children with their new environment.
together your childrens' and your own health records - keep these handy
during your move.