Moving Checklist

12 weeks before you move, have you...

  • Chosen your mover and signed the customer agreement form?
  • Sorted through basement, loft and garage?
  • Resolved what to do with prohibited items?
  • Made proper provision for pets?
  • Decided whether or not you are taking your car?

10 weeks before your move, have you...

  • Disposed of the things you donít want to take?

8 weeks before you move, have you...

  • Started to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address?
  • Notified banks, savings accounts, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hire purchase and rental companies?
  • Started to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation?
  • Applied for any necessary visas?
  • Checked that electrical goods will work in your new home?

6 weeks before you move, have you...

  • Separated favorites toys?
  • Made sure your petís vaccinations are up to date?
  • Arranged for mail to be forwarded?
  • Decided whether or not to buy any new household goods - check tax refunds?

4 weeks before you move, have you...

  • Decided which clothes travel with you?
  • Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture?
  • Agreed an insurance value and terms with your mover?
  • Made arrangements of connection of services at your new home?
  • Returning library books?
  • Cancelled milk, newspapers, subscriptions?
  • Found new homes for your plants?

7 days before your move, have you ...

  • Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer?
  • Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances?
  • Separated luggage items you need for personal travel?
  • Cleaned garden tools, bicycles and any other gardening equipment?
  • Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers?
  • Checked if you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination?
  • Collected travelers checks or local currency?
  • Arranged for someone to look after the children on moving day?

Moving day.