This is a great time to begin the details of your move.
1.- Make a list of items you plan on moving and items you wish to take to storage. Make a list of items to be handled by a mover (if you plan on using one) and those you will handle yourself. Get rid of items you don’t need – have a garage sale, give items to friends, donate items to local charities.
2.- If you need help packing, loading or even driving, research and select a local moving helper.
3.- Many moving expenses are tax deductible, so maintain a file with important information and receipts for moving related expenses.
4.- If moving to a new community, its great to find out about schools, parks, recreation, and community programs prior to your arrival. Contact the local Chamber of Commerce and/or Visitor’s Bureau.
5.- Prepare to transfer medical, property, fire and auto insurance through your insurance agent.
6.- Place all your medical records in a safe place. Do not forget prescriptions, vaccination records and other important information.
1.- Thoroughly check your closets, drawers, shelves, attic, and garage to make sure nothing is left.
2.- Turn off all the switches and lock all doors and windows.
3.- Be around throughout the loading process. Inspect the premises and see to it that nothing is left behind.
4.- Be patient if you reach your new home before your mover.
While unloading, make sure there is no damage and no item is missing. Make sure utilities are connected. Carry traveler’s checks or cash for quick payments. Plan out placement of major items in your home. If moving to a new state, you will need to renew your driver’s license and revise your will and other legal papers. Locate the hospitals, police stations, and fire stations near your new home.