You'll want to start preparing for your move a month or two in advance. Feel free to print the following checklist.
Before a move checklist
__ Collect cardboard boxes and other containers for moving.
__ Discard items that you will not be moving.
__ Find a moving company, get an estimate. Ask for referrals. Call your local and state Better Business Bureau to check them out.
__ Have draperies and/or carpets cleaned before you move and then pack them for protection.
__ Inform your company of the address change for their mailings - ESPECIALLY your W-2 Form.
__ Notify the following companies, agencies, and/or people of your move. establish contacts in new area...
__ Request a transcript of your children's school records. Contact the new school.
__ Charge accounts, credit cards
__ Give forwarding address to Post Office four to six weeks in advance.
__ Friends, relatives, and business contacts
__ Subscriptions- book clubs, magazine, newspaper, record clubs
__ Drivers License
__ Stock Broker
__ Transfer funds
__ Obtain credit references
__ Federal and State taxes
__ Social Security (if receiving benefits)
__ Veterans administration
__ Ask for referrals
__ Birth records
__ Insurance- life, health
__ Medical records
__ Pet records
__ Prescription histories
__ Transfer optical, prescriptions, X-ray
__ Telephone - Keep your phone service on through moving day...You may need it!!
When you get to your new home checklist
__ Call a locksmith to change EVERY "access lock"!! (alarms, sheds, mailboxes too.)
__ Check the pilot lights in your stove, furnace, hot water heater.
__ Check the telephone, gas, electricity, water.
__ Go through your check list above - make sure each item has been completed.
__ Purchase a new city or village sticker for your car.
__ Register to vote.
__ Register your car with a new state & get a new driver's license within 14 days.
NOTE: Keep track of your moving expenses, some may be tax deductible!!
The BUSIEST moving season is the summer.
Most people move on the first and last days of the month.