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What to do before you move

This comprehensive Moving Checklist was designed to help you stay on track leading up to, during, and after your moving day. Even with a long to-do list, moving doesn’t have to be stressful! Smooth Solutions is the solution that makes it easier and more affordable than you’ve ever imagined. With help from Smooth Solutions and this easy moving checklist, you’ll be on your way to the most relaxed move you’ve ever made!
 

8 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Start collecting estimate from moving companies- including a free moving quote from Smooth Solutions at (678) 476-6666
  • Budget for moving expenses.
  • Create a “move file” to keep track of quotes, receipts and other important information.
  • Start researching your new community.
  • If packing yourself, gather packing supplies: boxes, tape, paper, markers.

7 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Start compiling medical, dental, shot, and prescription records.
  • Ask Doctors for referrals in your new city.
  • Arrange to have school records and veterinarian records transferred.
  • Gather copies of legal and financial records.
  • Contact health clubs, organization, and groups to cancel or transfer memberships.
  • Start packing items not used regularly/often.
  • Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it is destined for.
     

6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Plan how you will move valuables and difficult to replace items (certified mail, or carry them with you).
  • Begin purging your home. Separate items into those you will keep, donate, or discard.
  • Plan a garage sale.
  • Start using items that can’t be moved such as frozen foods, bleach, and aerosols.
     

5 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Pinpoint your move date.
  • File a change of address with the Postal Service, or ask them to hold your mail at the post office in your new city.
     

4 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Reserve your move online at SmoothSol.com or by calling (678) 476-6666
  • Notify these utility services of your move (both at your old and new locations):
    • Electric
    • Water
    • Gas
    • Telephone
    • Cell Phone
    • Cable/Satellite and Internet
    • Sewer
    • Trash Collection
  • Make travel arrangements for you pets.
  • Put copies of pet medical records and immunization records in your move file.
  • Host a garage sale.
     

3 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Plan how to transport your plants (they cannot be moved in the trailer.
  • Dispose of Flammables, corrosives, and poisons. Read the Do Not Ship List for a comprehensive list.
  • Have your automobile serviced.
     

2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Notify these professional services of your move:
    • Accountant
    • Attorney
    • Doctor
    • Financial Planner
    • Health Insurance Provider
    • Insurance Agent
    • Schools
  • Notify these services accounts of your move:
    • Auto Finance Company
    • Bank/Credit Union/Finance Companies
    • Credit Card Companies
    • Exterminator
    • Health Club
    • Home care service providers (lawn, exterminator, snow removal, etc.)
    • Laundry Service
    • Magazines
    • Monthly memberships (Netflix, book of the month, etc.)
    • Newsletters
    • Newspapers
    • Pharmacy
    •  Store/Gas Charge Accounts
  • Notify these government offices of your move:
    • City/County Tax Assessor
    • State Vehicle Registration
    • State/Federal Tax Bureau (IRS)
    • Veterans Administration
  •  Confirm travel arrangements for pets and family.
  • Confirm parking for your moving trailer or moving container. Obtain permits if needed.
  • Plan meals for the last weeks to use up food.
  • Assemble a folder of important info about your house fro the next home owner.
     

1 WEEK BEFORE YOUR MOVE

  • Review your moving plans with your moving consultant. Email or call with questions.
  • Contact your bank or credit card company if you’re planning to pay for your move by debit or credit card.
  • Print two copies of your bill of lading (BOL) to keep in your move file.
  • Notify friends and family of your new address and phone number with a free Moving Notice.
  • Pack an essentials box to keep with you during your move.
  • Drain gas and oil form lawn equipment, gas grills, heaters, et.
  • Drain water hoses and water beds.
  • Measure furniture and doorways to determine if larger pieces will fit through the door.
  • Empty and defrost refrigerator at least 24 hours before the move.
  • Fill any prescriptions you will need during the move.
     

MOVE DAY

  • Leave a note with your new address so that future residents can forward stray mail.
     

MOVING IN CHECKLIST

  • Clean your new home.
  • Make sure everything is working and make repairs before your moving trailer arrive.
  • Pick up any mail being held at the local post office.
  • Unload your items and begin organizing your new home.
  • Keep receipts and documents in your move file and store it in an easy to remember location.
  • Get a new drivers license and automobile tags, register to vote, etc.
  • Contact the local paper for a new subscription.
  • Enjoy your new home!

 

 
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