4 to 6 Weeks Before You Move
Make regular doctor and dentist appointments so you won’t have to worry about these in the first few weeks following the move.
Remember to ask for copies of all your family’s medical and dental records and inform them that you will be moving out of the area so that they can update their records. They may even be able to refer you to a reliable and competent fellow dentist or doctor in your new location.
4 Weeks Before You Move
•Sort out your belongings and sell off anything you no longer want or donate these items to a local charity. There is no point paying to move belongings that you no longer need or use.
• Call your insurance company to double check if your current policy will cover your belongings while they are in transit.
• Try to locate any sales receipts for all items of particular value.
• Make sure your antiques, collectables, works of art and other items of value are appraised for insurance purposes before you travel.
• Take photographs and/or videos of all valuable or noteworthy items.
• Contact your local post office and file for your change of address so that your mail can be forwarded to your new destination.
• Start Packing! As you pack begin to take an inventory of your belongings.
1 to 2 Weeks Before You Move
• Arrange to connect to a local telephone and cable service at your new destination.
• Inform your bank and arrange to transfer your accounts, safety deposit boxes and any other banking services to a new branch where possible. If necessary, open a new bank account with a different bank in your destination location.
• Clean lawn mower, weed whackers, and other power garden equipment, being sure to drain all gas and oil from any tanks or reservoirs.
2 to 3 Days Before You Move
• Disconnect and clean major appliances such as washer, stove, refrigerator, freezer, etc., and empty them so that they're ready for the move.
• Finish packing up the rest of your belongings. Remember to keep apart a box of all the things you will need when you first arrive – coffee, snacks, paper plates and cups, towels, change of clothes, and other items you think you will need.
Move Out Day!
• Remember – it’s important to give your telephone number and forwarding address to a neighbor so that they know how to get hold of you if anything should arise in the future.
• Be aware that you will need to stick around on moving day and be ready to answer any questions the movers may have about packing up your belongings. And try to stay until the job is completed to ensure that your move goes smoothly and according to plan.
• Double-check drawers, closets, shelves, garages, attics, garden sheds, crawl spaces, and every other space to be sure that all of your belongings have been packed.
• Congratulate yourself and family on your moving endeavor and prepare to enjoy your life in the new location.