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Moving Checklist


Keep moving pandemonium at least by completing moving day tasks before hand. By doing so, you can supervise the movers without worry or distraction. The following checklist delivers as a guideline to accomplish on moving day, delivery day and after arriving at your new home.

Moving Day

Double check closets, drawers and shelves to ensure they are empty.
Check rooms, attic, garage and yard to ensure nothing is left out.
Carry important documents, currency and jewelry yourself, or use registered mail.
Note all utility meter readings.
Read your bill of lading and inventory carefully (furnished by the moving company) before you sign. Keep paperwork in a safe place.
Turn off the water heater and reduce the thermostat.
Get the particular driver on the moving truck and offer him your contact details. Review directions to your new house.
Have the last payment for your movers and tip money.

Delivery Day

Check your belongings carefully and note any damaged items on the inventory paperwork.
Prepare to pay the driver before your personal property are unloaded via cash, a licensed check, or travelers checks unless other arrangements are already made in advance.
Supervise the unloading and unpacking.

New Home

Renew your driving license, car registration, and tags.
Shop around achievable insurance policies, especially auto coverage.
Revise your will along with legal papers to prevent longer probate and exorbitant legal fees.
Locate the hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire stations near your home.
Change the locks on all doors as part of your new home.

Use this checklist as a guideline for tasks to complete on your moving day, delivery day and after arriving in your new home.