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Moving Checklist

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It is easy to forget a vital detail regarding your move. Below is a handy household moving checklist, beginning at three months before your desired move date and counting down to moving day, that is sure to help you going.
Weeks 12-9:
_____ If you are being relocated by your company, verify what your company relocation policy covers and what you will be responsible for moving.
_____ Establish tentative dates for your move.
_____ Establish and lay out schedules for your planning calendar.
_____ Put your home on the market or notify your landlord or your intent to vacate. Keep in mind closing dates.
_____ Begin your mover selection process.
_____ Make a house-hunting trip to your new town or city. Contact a real estate agent or get an apartment guide if you're planning to rent.
Weeks 8-7:
_____ Select Economy Movers Of Green Bay, LLC to handle your relocation.
_____ Make a list of everyone you'll need to notify of your move. Update your contacts/address book.
_____ Obtain the Post Office's change of address kit.
_____ Sort items you don't intend to take to your new location. Plan a date for a garage sale.
_____ Contact the IRS or your accountant regarding forms and information about tax-deductible moving expenses.
Week 6:
_____ Select your new home and arrange financing. Establish a tentative closing date.
_____ Check school schedules and any enrollment requirements.
_____ Obtain church/synagogue information for your new area.
_____ Determine any new drivers' license requirements and transfer of license plates or registration.
_____ Contact an insurance agent regarding coverage on your new home, its contents, and your automobile insurance.
_____ Look for job opportunities for your spouse and children.
_____ Select a bank, establish accounts, and obtain a safe deposit box.
_____ Sketch out a floor plan of your new home and get room measurements.
_____ Determine how your present furniture, appliances and decor will fit and make a list of the things you will need to buy.
_____ In the event that you have not found a new home, secure a Post Office box for mail forwarding.
_____ Get utility information and phone numbers. Determine any requirements to commence service (such as deposits or pre-payments).
Week 5:
_____ Notify schools of your move date. Arrange for records to be transferred to new school system.
_____ Schedule pick up and delivery dates with your mover. If you need storage, make arrangements with your moving company now.
_____ Continue sorting belongings, dividing them into what will go in the van, what will go with you, and what you are giving away or discarding.
_____ If you have high value items (such as antiques) that you expect to be shipping, obtain an appraisal and get receipts.
_____ Make travel arrangements. If you will be flying, remember that most airfares are cheapest if booked at least 30 days in advance.

Week 4:
_____ Hold your garage sale or donate items to charity.
_____ Verify your time schedules with your real estate agents and/or landlord.
_____ Reconfirm dates for packing, pick up and delivery with your mover.
_____ Send change of address cards to the Post Office, relatives, friends, and magazine subscriptions.
Week 3:
_____ Gather all your personal records from doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, church, school, etc.
_____ Notify the utilities at your current address of your disconnect dates and your forwarding address and contact those in your new town to begin service.
_____ Notify your credit card companies of the change of address. Apply for new bank cards and local store charge accounts if necessary.

Phone Company
Gas Company
Electric Company
Water Service
Cable TV
_____ Make arrangement for child and pet care on moving day.
_____ If necessary, reserve apartment elevator for pick up and/or delivery dates.
Week 2:

_____ Take care of financial arrangements such as transfer of bank accounts or contents of safe deposit box. Notify your broker or investment counselor and settle any outstanding bills.
_____ If you have a pet, take it to the vet to be immunized and prepared for the journey. Arrange for transportation of your pet and obtain copies of your pet's records or licenses.
_____ If you are moving into or out of a high-rise building, contact the property manager to reserve the elevator for moving day.
_____ Drain oil and gas from all your power equipment.
_____ Cancel deliveries and services like newspapers and trash collection effective by your moving date.
_____ Consider a sitter for kids and pets on moving day.

Moving Week:

_____ Defrost the freezer; give or throw away perishables you won't eat in the next few days.
_____ Give any plants you can't take with you to a loving home.
_____ If you are driving a long distance, have your car serviced.
_____ Pack your luggage and anything you are taking with you.
_____ Use only those household items you absolutely must use, such as towels, sheets, pans, a coffee pot, and a few tools; anything else should be ready to go.
_____ Have Economy Movers Of Green Bay, LLC pack everything that you are not taking yourself.
_____ Obtain travelers check for trip expenses and cashier's or certified checks for payment to mover.

Moving Day:

_____ Remember to return your telephones to the phone company and cable box to your cable television provider if they are leased.
_____ Before the movers leave, check through the house with your Economy Movers Of Green Bay, LLC driver to make sure nothing was missed. Remember to check the attic, basement, closets, cupboards, and drawers.
_____ Consider staying overnight in a hotel, with friends, or with family. Leave the next morning fresh for your new home.

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1014 Parkview Road
Green Bay, WI  54304
Green Bay: (920) 339-1120
Appleton: (920) 944-2785

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