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November 17th, 2019 
Kelly Healy
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  One Month Before Moving

q Pick up a Change-of-Address Kit from the Post Office and fill out:

o       Friends and family

o       Banks

o       Insurance companies

o       Credit card companies

o       Magazines and newspapers - cancel local newspaper delivery

o       Doctors, dentists and other providers - transfer drug prescriptions

o       Past employer forms

q Take a look around the house. Start to think about what you don't want to take with you.

q Use up perishable foods

q Sell, donate or hold a garage sale for unwanted items

q Prepare a list of what you want to move.

o       Large appliances?

o       Outside furniture?

q For full service moves:

o       Get written estimates from several moving companies

o       Check out: for a free estimate

o       Will the movers pack for you?

o       What items won't they move?

o       Get appraisals of high-value items in case of future claims

q For do-it-yourself moves, make arrangements for truck rental and moving help, and buy packing supplies:

o       Boxes

o       Packing and masking tape

o       Markers

o       Newspapers

o       Twine

q Start packing boxes. Mark boxes clearly as to contents and room to be placed in. Mark "Open First" clearly on boxes containing important items to be unpacked first:

o       Dishes

o       Pots and pans

o       Alarm clock

o       Bedding

o       Special toys

o       Towels

o       Light bulbs

o       Plates

o       Tools - hammer, pliers, wrench

q Contact your child's new school and notify them of your upcoming move to their area. 



  Two Weeks Before Moving

q Pick up a Change-of-Address Kit from the Post Office and fill out:

q Pack your vital documents in one place:

o       Passports

o       Mortgage records

o       Marriage license

o       Birth certificates

o       Vehicle titles

o       Stock certificates

o       Insurance papers

o       Bank records

o       School records

o       Medical records

o       Tax records

q Make arrangements to disconnect your utilities. Get refunds for any deposits made. Have meters read. Give new address for them to send their final bill:

o       Cable - return box if necessary

o       Electric

o       Gas

o       Internet access

o       Telephone

o       Water

q Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new residence.

q Make arrangements for cleaning

q Check with your insurance company about transferring coverage to your new home

q Arrange to have a sitter watch your children at their house on moving day

      Week Before Moving

o       Lawn mower gas

o       Snow blower gas

o       Paint

o       Aerosol cans

q Plan what goes in the car with you:

o       Toys and games for kids

o       Special breakable items or collections

o       Important documents and records

o       Change of clothes and toiletries for your first day

o       Vacuum cleaner - if you want to clean your new home right away 

o       First aid kit

o       Food kit with bottled water, cereal, bananas

q Make travel arrangements for your pets and plants

q Purchase moving insurance if you have valuable antiques and collections

q Have your car tuned up

Th  The Day Before Moving

q Defrost, clean and air out your refrigerator

q Clean your stove

q Have payment ready for the mover - they will not unpack without a cheque.

     Check your moving company's payment policies

q Get a simple breakfast ready for the next morning

q Pick up ice and beverages for moving day

q Take down curtains and curtain rods

q Get a good night's sleep!

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