a floor plan of your new home for furniture and appliance placement.
a file for all your moving paperwork (estimates, receipts,etc).
an inventory of your household goods and begin to remove clutter (start
with the basement, attic, garage, and otherstorage areas).
your new home ready - Contact carpenters, painters, plumbers,
so your home is ready when you arrive.
all envelopes for at least one month after move so you can be sure
is sent a change of address form.
a file folder of information to leave for the new owner of your home.
dispose of items that cannot be moved, such as flammable liquids.
weeks prior to moving day start using foods and cleaning supplies that
cannot be moved.
you have "last month" deposits with services, such as the telephone
request your refund.
any travel plans necessary for your move.
to see if you need any moving permits.
you are moving in or out of an apartment, arrange for use of the
child-care arrangements for moving day.
your car in preparation for the move. If you're moving from a warm
to a cold one, check your antifreeze.
any borrowed items (including library books) and retrieve any loaned
prescriptions and be sure you have an adequate supply of medications on
up laundry -- Laundry tickets are easy to misplace, so ask for your
by name and not just by the receipts you have.
a travel kit: Put aside critical items like a checkbook, credit cards,
personal phone book, ID, flashlight, keys, toiletries, tools, paper
cups, towels, travel alarm clock, aspirin, bandages and games for the
Also, pack a suitcase with clothing and other personal items.
new homes for plants that will not be moved.
aside anything that will travel in your car so it will not be loaded on
day prior to moving day, disconnect and prepare major appliances for
refrigerator and freezer, propping doors open.
a box of items that will be needed first at the new house. Clearly mark
this box "Load Last."