A new home! It has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it? Does the thought of moving into a new house (or new to you) conjure up thoughts of much work and stress? Think of it this way, just one last hurdle…then you can rest and relax in your new home for years to come!
We’ve put together the following moving checklist to help you keep your thoughts organized during the move into your new home. If there’s anything we haven’t thought of, please let us know!
2 Months Before Moving you can…
______ Start a “Move” file for all your receipts, estimates and invoices.
______ Check with your CPA to see what expenses are deductible on your taxes.
______ Budget for moving expenses and get quotes from reputable movers.
______ Research your new community on the internet.
______ Order moving supplies. You’ll need plenty of boxes, tape and bubble wrap.
______ Start paring down. Now is the time to have a garage sale for old junk.
1.5 Months Before Moving you can…
______ Call your health club and see if membership is transferrable.
______ List the doctors, grocers and salons you’ll use at your new home.
______ Get a map of your new location so you’ll know your way around.
1 Month Before Moving you can…
______ Make a list of who needs to be notified of your move.
______ Plan to use up things that can’t be moved such as items in the freezer.
______ Schedule movers, friends and family help.
______ Contact Utilities to transfer services.
_______ Get Time off work.
_______ Collect boxes & packing supplies
_______ Start packing things you won’t need initially at the new home.
_______ Call the newspaper to inform it of your impending move.
2 Weeks Before Moving You can …
_______ Contact your bank to make address change to your account.
_______ Continue packing.
1 Week Before Moving You Can…
_______ Start cleaning your current home and eliminating debris.
_______ Confirm your scheduled helpers and movers.
_______ Leave a note in your mailbox with your forwarding address.