Four to Eight weeks before:

  • Call for estimates and select a mover. Details that need to be checked are: cost, packing, loading and unloading procedures including storage if applicable.
  • Purchase packing materials such as boxes, tape, twine and labels.
  • Send drapes, carpets or furniture for cleaning, if needed.
  • Check your homeowner's insurance policy for coverage of your possessions during your move. If you are not covered ask about our additional insurance.
  • Get Change of Address forms from the post office and send them out — it takes a month for some businesses to change their records. Or, do it online at

One to three weeks before

  • Cancel newspaper delivery.
  • Get your medical records if you are moving out of the area.
  • Notify creditors of your move and arrange for your bank records to be transferred, if necessary.

One to Two days before

  • Have moving company pack your belongings if you are not doing so yourself.
  • Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers that are being moved.
  • Arrange for cash and travelers checks for the trip and for paying the mover.
  • Set aside small valuable items, such as jewelry, important documents, and money to carry with you.

Moving Day

  • Be available to answer questions and give directions to the movers.
  • Let the mover take apart beds, roll carpets, and put mattresses in bags or boxes.
  • Read the contract carefully before you sign it, and keep it with you until your belongings are delivered and the movers paid.

Delivery Day

  • Be available to answer questions and give directions to the movers.
  • Be prepared to pay the driver before the truck is unloaded.
  • Before you sign, note any damaged boxes or obvious damage to unboxed items

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