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Moving? The Ultimate Moving Checklist
The stress of moving can seem overwhelming. There are dozens of tasks and dozens of things to watch. The good news is that a well organized list can do wonders to manage all this information. This article details the best line checklists in motion or in print.
== 4 weeks before moving: organizations ==
Set the date.
Monday – Thursday are your best choice so that banks and offices are open if you have a problem.
Arrange for the transfer of public services.
public service providers prevent current and future of your moving date. Note when security deposits will be refunded in progress and how much is due when, for the new. This includes:
__ Television Cable / Satellite
__ Cell Phone Service
__ / High Speed Internet
__ Services Local telephone
__ Long Distance Telephone Service
__ Recycling pickup
The security system __
__ Trash Pickup
NOTE: This is a good idea to schedule use "Turn dates" at least one day before the moving date and "off dates" at least one day after the removal allow for emergency or problems that may arise.
File change of address.
At a minimum, file a temporary change of address to the U.S. post office to buy yourself time before you tell everyone.
You can file http://www.MoversGuide.com online or call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777), (both have $ 1 fee), or go to the local post office and fill PS Form 3575.
Make sure you have enough cash.
Most moving companies require to be paid in cash before unloading a single box. Make sure you have the exact amount to you with moving expenses, deposits, gratuities, and nothing else you need on moving day.
Starting a "change of address log."
Create a change of address by writing log that you receive mail every day. Then, contact the organizations of your change of address each morning or evening. This can divide the task and can assure you that you do not miss important contacts.
Notify the specifics of your change of address.
Some of those who may need your change of address to:
accounting tax preparer __ /
__ Alumni associations
__ Babysitter / caregiver of the child
__ Bank accounts (loans self, control, credit cards, home equity, IRA, mortgage, safe, savings account)
__ Business cards (the new order)
__ cell phone provider
__ Child care / daycare
__ Tribunals, particularly for traffic tickets or local disputes
__ Credit Bureaus
__ Credit card issuers
__ Department of Motor Vehicles
__ Diapers Service
__ Dry cleaning pickup and delivery
__ Health Clubs
__ House cleaning service
__ House of Worship
__ Insurance Claimants (auto, health, life, other vehicles)
__ IRS (Form 8822)
__ Luggage tags (replace existing)
__ Magazine Subscriptions
__ New card
__ New employer
__ Newspaper Subscriptions
__ Former Employer
__ Parent-Teacher Association
Walker __ Pet sitter / dog / pet daycare
__ Pharmacy (Bonus: Get year expense Updated Summary of tax)
__ Physician (Bonus: Get reference to the new premises)
__ Professional organizations
__ The holders of pension
__ Labels return address (those further notice)
__ Schools (BONUS: Copies of transcripts)
__ Snow removal
__ Security Administration Social
__ Pool maintenance (cleaning of the pool, pool opening or closing)
__ Swimming Memberships
__ Veterinarian BONUS obtain veterinary records and recommendations
__ Delivery of water
== 4 weeks before the move: Resources and packaging ==
Motors or reserve the truck.
If you are using movers professionals to see more details on http://www.Movers-Edge.com/Movers-s/2.htm find movers.
Recruit assistance for the move.
If you are moving yourself, start recruiting friends, family, neighbors and coworkers well in advance. offers free breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages for your employees, and be sure to deliver as promised!
Get the movement of essential supplies.
At minimum, you will need:
__ Markers to label boxes (preferably tip wide, dark)
__ Moving Boxes
__ Newsprint, packing peanuts or stuffing other
__ Packing Tape
__ Scissors or Knife
Make an organizer of the movement.
You can make a travel organizer for all your important notes, receipts and important information in obtaining:
__ Binder, 3-cycle, at least ½ "wide
__ Pocket dividers to separate sections and keep receipts for major
__ Paper to keep all your notes (3-hole graph paper is ideal for this).
For complete packaging advice, see http://www.Movers-Edge.com/Packing-Tips-s/1.htm. NOTE: Nearly everyone underestimates how long it takes to pack, so start early and allow sufficient time added.
Top of separation expensive items of non-essential.
One of the biggest secrets to success is to eliminate moving objects that many of the possible evolution. Donate items to charity, give them to friends, prepare for a garage sale or discard.
== 2 weeks before the move ==
Make arrangements to return the items.
Here are some critical elements to return before moving:
__ Cable / satellite receiver boxes, remote controls, antennas
__ Modems Cable / DSL
__ Carpet cleaner
__ Clothing (loan)
__ DVD and video game rentals
__ Library books (and the school district)
__ Tools (borrowed or rented)
__ Trash cans / recycling bins
__ Purchasing Junk
Make arrangements to retrieve items.
Be sure to retrieve one of the following:
__ Clothing dry cleaning, tailors or storage
__ Clothing lent friends
__ Articles workshops repair
__ Tools loaned to neighbors or friends
Open accounts bank near your new address.
You can open a safe at the same time new, and move all the vital documents and / Or jewelry in the box in advance. This way, you do not have to worry about on moving day.
Creating an "Open me first" box for each room.
You will need access to certain items that are almost immediately after your arrival, and they must be packed in special boxes (one per room) and scored two red markers or stickers special so you can spot them easily. The rooms are distinctive:
__ Unbreakable or cutlery, cups and plates
__ Coffeemaker (do not forget the filters!)
__ Pan and a spatula
__ Pet foods and intestines
Room Main bathroom:
__ First aid kit (aspirin, bandages, hydrogen peroxide)
__ Shower Curtain
toothbrushes and toothpaste __
tool room or drawer:
duct tape __
__ Head screwdriver flat
picture hangers __
__ Tape measure
Complete package for "non-life rooms.
Want to be completed for the Non-essential such as the basement, garage, attic, utility rooms, etc. so you can focus on the major areas in recent weeks.
Begin eating perishable foods from the freezer and refrigerator.
Consider holding a "Packing Party. "
Invite trusted friends at a party "Farewell packaging." Provide food and drinks, offering music background optimistic, and allow friends to fight against projects that require little supervision, such as packing books or pots and pans. Have friends take pictures and send you copies.
Hold a garage sale.
You may be surprised to learn that you can save hundreds of dollars by selling non-essentials, you earn your money and move more efficiently.
== 1 week before moving day ==
Confirm the start time, current residence address and address Future home with the movers.
Even if you already have this information, it is a good idea to double-check. It is also wise to ask who you can contact (name and phone number) if the authors did not report the time since the start of migration can be well before the open office movers.
Recruit friends to "pass the days madness."
Having extra help for last minute shopping or looking for movers help and answer questions may be valuable.
Arrange for children and / or animal sitting.
Having children and animals seen moving day can eliminate many stress and confusion for the big day, especially taking care of all other important details.
== 1 day before moving day ==
Make sure the cell phone everyone is fully charged.
Moving day would a bad day to be out of contact.
Pack each having one or two suitcases and a backpack (no more).
Same if you're only moving across the street, have a bag with the next, take with you rather than on the moving truck, if possible, make things easier once you go:
__ Favorite toys for children
__ Something to read
__ Three days' worth of clothes
__ Toothbrush and toothpaste (if not "Open Me First "box)
== == Moving day
Moving is stressful enough without waking up late and run with the movers waiting outside.
Take all trash out of the house.
Movers enormous trouble to leave anything behind. So many people were shocked to discover piled their garbage into their garbage and sent along to the move!
Make sure drivers have the number your cell phone and you have them, with their names.
Things on moving day, make sure you have a way to stay contact.
Be available to answer questions movers.
You need to be visible and available at all times near the door is usually a good place.
Make final checks before leaving the house present.
Here are some last things to check before closing the door for the last time:
- Does air conditioning, fans, heat off?
- Is the water cut, including pipes?
- Light switches turned off?
- The keys and garage door openers at home now turned in or left on the kitchen cons?
- All that remains in the refrigerator, freezer, stove, drawer under the stove, in closets, bathroom, a porch, a garage, in the attic, in crawlway?
- Do you wrap your pipes and sprinklers?
Use this checklist to help manage the details of your move to come and enjoy you!
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