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Step 16 - Buyer Process - Moving Checklist

Sunday, July 28, 2019   /   by Barry Owen

Step 16 - Buyer Process - Moving Checklist





1 MONTH PRIOR TO MOVE 


    • Change your address with the post office.

    • Change your address with the IRS.

    • Hire a moving company or rent a moving vehicle.

    • Transfer or get copies of medical records

    • Medical & school records for children

    • Get referrals from your current doctor for new doctors in the new neighborhood

    • Update your insurance policies (home, auto, etc)

    • Check with your insurance company to see if your belongings are covered during the move.

    • Cancel your plans with cable, telephone, newspaper, lawn, and home security companies

    • Change your address with magazine and newspaper subscriptions and creditors. 



2 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE 


    • Cancel utility services for the day after your move date.

    • Purchase packing supplies (boxes, tape, markers, and so on).

    • Make travel arrangements on moving day and any special arrangements for small children and/or pets.

    • Start packing, boxing items and labeling them

    • type out a list of what general items are in each box so you have a master list.

    • Set aside items you will need immediately and make a note to load this box last. 



1 WEEK PRIOR TO MOVE 


    • Confirm reservation with moving company or rental truck company.

    • Gather and set aside important documents (don’t pack these—carry them with you during the move).

    • Transfer prescriptions to your local pharmacy.

    • Close/transfer bank accounts (if switching banks) and order checks with your new address.

    • Send out change of address cards to friends, relatives, neighbors, organizations, and so on.

    • Return items that don’t belong to you (movies, books, and so on).

    • Clean! (appliances, carpet, walls, and so on) 







DAY BEFORE MOVE 


    • Take out cash for mover tips or other cash expenses.

    • Buy bottles of water for you and anyone helping you.

    • Pack the last of your items and leave out one small suitcase for your pajamas and toiletries. 



MOVING DAY 


    • Write down utility meter readings to check against final bill.

    • Supervise movers (if you hired) and confirm final details (address, delivery time, and so on).

    • Arrive at your new house before the movers do.

    • Let a friend or family member know your travel plans. 



AFTER YOU’VE MOVED 


    • Change your address with DMV— update driver’s license and plates (if moving out of state).

    • Change your address with your employer.

    • Unpack and enjoy







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