Moving Checklist ...
For Long Distance Moves!
PLAN AHEAD BY:
__ Deciding what to move and what not to move. Possibly plan a garage sale!
__ Getting estimates from several moving companies or truck rental companies, depending on how you plan to make the move.
__ Planning your travel itinerary and making transportation and lodging reservations in advance. (Leave a copy with a friend or relative.)
__ Transferring your bank accounts. They will be happy to open your accounts by mail.
__ Contacting your local credit bureau to find out if they are on the same system your new home town subscribes to; if not, they will be able to transfer your credit file.
__ Requesting records from doctors and dentists, including eye glass prescriptions, dental x-rays and vaccinations.
__ Obtaining your children's school records to make for an easier transfer.
__ Drawing up a floor plan of where your furniture should be placed. This will help avoid confusion for you and your movers.
__ Paying existing bills and closing out local charge accounts.
__ Recording expenses incurred during your house-hunting trips. You will also want to save your moving expense receipts (if the move is employment-related) for tax deductions.
For Local Moves!
PLAN AHEAD BY:
__ Deciding what to move and what not to move. Possibly plan a garage sale (extra cash& less to move).
__ Getting estimates from several moving companies, or truck rental companies if you’re moving yourself. Be sure to obtain a hand truck (appliance dolly) if you’re moving yourself.
__ Arranging transfer of children’s school records if applicable.
__Drawing up a floor plan of where your furniture should be placed to avoid confusion for you and/or your movers.
__ Arranging any special movers, such as for an expensive piano, or such as is necessary to break down and move a pool table or above-ground swimming pool.
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