Judth A.Piccolo Notary Corporation

Judith A. Piccolo Notary Corporation

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Here is a helpful moving event planner to assist you in planning your move.

You may also download various helpful moving checklists at the following Microsoft website.

Eight Weeks Before Moving

  • Choose a mover or truck rental company.
  • Get a few estimates from moving companies.
  • Get costs from at least two truck rental companies.
  • Keep track of estimates, receipts and other important information.
  • Make an inventory of your household goods and begin to remove clutter.
  • Create a floor plan of your new home for furniture and appliance placement.
  • Start deciding which function each room will serve.
  • Start researching your new community.

Seven Weeks Before Moving

  • Arrange for school, veterinarian, medical and dental records to be transferred.
  • Get copies of any legal and financial records you need.
  • Call your insurance agent to see what changes to expect in your policies.
  • Contact organizations you have joined to ask how you can end or transfer your membership.

Six Weeks Before Moving

  • Have antiques, pieces of art, and other valuables appraised.
  • Make a list of things that are difficult to replace for shipping them.
  • Make a list of friends, relatives and businesses who need to be notified of your move.
  • Obtain and fill out post office change-of-address cards.
  • Take inventory and decide what to get rid of.
  • Start planning a yard sale or contact your local charities.
  • Subscribe to the newspaper in your new hometown.
  • Make arrangements for storage if necessary.
  • Start using foods and cleaning supplies that cannot be moved.
  • Clean all closets and drawers.

Five Weeks Before Moving

  • Advertise and host your garage sale.
  • Start collecting boxes and other packing supplies.
  • Start packing items you don't use often.
  • Plan ahead for parking.
  • Plan for short-term or long-term storage at destination if needed.

Four Weeks Before Moving

  • Call your newspaper courier and set a date to cancel your subscription.
  • Arrange for cleaning and repair of furniture, drapes, and carpeting.
  • Arrange for special transportation of your pets and plants if necessary.
  • Check to see if you need any moving permits.
  • Set up a chequing account in your new city.
  • Check into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding home-based businesses, professional tests, business licenses and any special laws that might be applicable to you.
  • Take pictures or video tape your belongings.
  • Record serial numbers of electronic equipment.

Three Weeks Before Moving

  • Make sure all library books have been returned and all dry cleaning or items out for repair have been picked up.
  • Retrieve any items out on loan.
  • Contact your utility companies on both ends of the move to order dates for termination or turn-on.
  • Decide if you will keep your plants or give them away.
  • Dispose of flammables, corrosives and poisons.
  • Have your automobile(s) serviced.
  • If you're moving from a warm climate to a cold one, check your antifreeze.
  • If you are moving into or out of an apartment, arrange to use the elevator on your move day.
  • Prepare auto registration for transfer.
  • Make child-care arrangements for moving day.
  • Hold your moving sale.

Two Weeks Before Moving

  • Arrange for disposal of anything not sold at your moving sale.
  • Contact your bank and/or credit union to transfer or close accounts.
  • Clear out safety deposit boxes.
  • Pick up traveler's checks or cash for "on the road" expenses.
  • Confirm parking for your trailer.
  • Notify any creditors of your move.
  • Plan meals for the last week of the move to help empty the refrigerator and avoid using appliances that will already be packed.
  • Assemble a folder of important information about the house for the new owner of your home.
  • Pick up laundry.

One Week Before Moving

  • Arrange for help on moving day.
  • Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank.
  • Obtain cash or traveler's checks for the trip and to pay the movers.
  • Confirm travel reservations.
  • Drain all gas and oil from your mower and other motors.
  • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
  • Drain water hoses and waterbed.
  • Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator.
  • Notify friends and family of your new address and phone number.
  • Inform electric, disposal, water, ...

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