Movers Checklist

Dated: November 18 2015

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Before you move, you may want to:

  • Take the opportunity to streamline your possessions. Possibly plan a garage sale!

  • Get estimates from several transportation options.

  • Update your contact information with your bank, credit cards and other financial institutions.

  • Re-imagine your furniture in its new space. Prepare updated floor plans. This will help avoid confusion for you and your movers.

  • Pay existing bills and close out local accounts. Request and obtain medical, dental and children's school records.

  • Record your house-hunting and moving expenses. Keep documentation for possible tax savings if your move is work related.

You'll want to remember to:

  • Change your address with friends, family, business contacts, and the various companies for which you have an account. Do not forget your past employer so that you will receive your W-2 form in a timely manner.

  • Cancel or transfer your various utility services. You will find a list of those contacts in this packet.

  • Check on personal items that might be in storage, lent out, held in safety deposit boxes or otherwise outside your home.

  • Transfer your insurance policies or arrange for new ones.

  • Take valuables, jewelry, important papers (birth certificates, deeds, and other documents) with you personally.

  • Pack a kit of necessities in case you arrive before the mover.

Look into purchasing moving insurance. Your mover's liability for lost or damaged goods will not equal their replacement cost.

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Terry Ivie

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