Guide Lines
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  • 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.
  • Fill out a change of address form.
  • 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.
  • Get your children's school records.
  • Return any cable equipment.
  • Make hotel and airline reservations if you need them.
8 to 14 days before you 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 you 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.
  • Pack a suitcase with the clothes and toiletries you'll need.
  • Pack essentials you'll need for the first few days.
The day before Moving Day
  • Take down curtains and curtain rods.
  • Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator.
  • Clean and air your stove.
  • Plan your breakfast. Eating something on the road works.
  • Pack your personal belongings except your alarm clock.
  • Go to sleep early you'll be glad of it tomorrow.
Moving Day
  • 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.
  • Walk around with the crew chief while he does the inventory.
  • Make sure everything is ready for the move.
  • Keep your bill of lading and inventory in safe place.
  • Confirm the expected delivery time with the driver.
  • Before you leave, do a final walk through of every room.
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