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  • Order moving boxes and packing supplies.

  • Begin packing. Clearly label boxes with name, contents, and destination for the box (i.e. “DR” for Dining Room, “MBR” for Master Bedroom).

  • Sort, discard, and donate unwanted items.

  • Notify:

              Post office

              Health service providers (doctors, dentists, etc.)

         Human resources/payroll department at work

  • Make prior arrangements with us to disassemble specialty items (pianos, swing sets, etc.) if you wish not to do them yourself

  • Make arrangements for child care and/or a pet sitter for moving day.

  • Arrange for time off from work to prepare for the move and to be present on moving day.

  • Notify your local department of motor vehicles for change of address on your driver’s license.

  • Notify the necessary utility companies:


              Cell Phone


              Gas/Oil (also, schedule gas appliances to be disconnected)


              Internet Service Provider


              Home security/alarm

  • Pack fragile and loose items from drawers into moving boxes.

  • Remove all permanently affixed items that you wish to take from walls and ceilings (drapes, lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, etc.).

  • Change address with all newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals to which you subscribe.

  • Consolidate clearly marked moving boxes of fragile items in one area of your home. Alert the movers about these moving boxes on moving day.

  • Identify furniture that is fragile or has been weakened by previous damage and bring it to your movers’ attention on moving day.

  • Separate and mark items not intended to be moved by your movers.

  • Isolate checkbook, keys, passports, plane tickets, cash, credit cards, and prescription medications. These should travel with you in your personal vehicle on moving day.

  • Defrost, drain, wash, and dry refrigerators and freezers.

  • Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers, generators, snow blowers, etc.

  • Disconnect propane tank from gas grill. Your movers will not be able to transport the tank on moving day.

  • If planning on moving washer and dryer, disconnect pipelines before movers come.

  • Clear walkways and driveway during inclement weather.

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