Moving Checklist
 

Get rid of anything you aren't bringing with you
Find out where to dispose of household chemicals like old paint
Make a list of everything you're bringing to your new home
Find out the replacement value of all belongings, for insurance purposes
Fill out a change of address form from USPS
Fill out an IRS change of address form
Get copies of your medical and dental records, if necessary
Get copies of veterinary records, if necessary
If you're moving out of state, find out about auto licensing and insurance
If you're moving in-state, find out where and how to change your address on your driver's license
Notify your kids' schools and have their records transferred to their new schools
Return any cable equipment
Make hotel and airline reservations if you need them
   
  8 to 14 Days Before Your Move
Return library books or any other borrowed items
Collect all the items you may have loaned out
Make arrangements to disconnect gas, electric and other utilities
Make arrangements to connect utilities at your new place
Arrange to have major appliances prepped for the move
   
  2 to 7 Days Before Your Move
Get rid of all flammables
Figure out what you're bringing with you in the car or plane
Arrange for removal of "installed items" you're bringing with you, like a TV antenna or shelves
Pack a suitcase with the clothes and toiletries you'll need the first day in your new home
Pack a special box with other essentials you'll need for the first few days. (Make sure to mark this box "Do Not Move")
   
  The Day Before Moving Day
Take down curtains and curtain rods
Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator. Make sure it has at least 24 hours to air dry
Clean and air your stove
Plan your breakfast. Paper plates service is fine. Eating something on the road is better
Pack your personal belongings except your alarm clock
Go to sleep early - you'll be glad of it tomorrow
   
  The Day of Move
Collect all keys to locking items. Put them in a safe place
Strip the beds but leave them intact. We will dismantle them
Make sure you're at home when the movers arrive, so you can sign an inventory
Walk around with the crew chief while he does the inventory
Make sure everything's been readied for the move
Keep your signed bill of lading and inventory in an easily accessible place
Make sure the driver has the correct delivery address and phone number
Confirm the expected delivery time with the driver
Before you leave, do a final walkthrough of every room. Check all closets and cabinets