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Getting Ready to Move? Here's a Checklist!

4 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:

__ Set up a "move" file or folder
__ Set up a "move" calendar.
__ Have a garage sale.
__ Collect financial, tax and employment documentation needed for your loan.
__ Donate un-needed furniture to charity.
__ Contact insurance company to transfer policies (life, auto, homeowners).
__ Contact doctors, dentists for copies of medical records.
__ Contact schools for copies of student records.

3 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:

__ Review tax deductions on moving expenses.
__ Arrange cut-off date for utility companies (telephone, gas, electricity, water, garbage, cable television).
__ Call friends and relatives to let them know you are moving.
__ Request change of address kit from post office.
__ Check out voter registration information for the new area.

2 WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVE:

__ Transfer stocks, bonds, bank accounts and contents of safe deposit boxes.
__ Prepare a list of clothing that will not be packed with household goods.
__ Take time to check off previous listed items while you still have time!

1 WEEK PRIOR TO MOVE:

__ Label items you will need to access easily and place them in separate room or closet.
__ Clean out your refrigerator and let it air out at least 24 hours before moving.
__ Drain outdoor equipment: Water hoses, propane tank from BBQ grill, gas and oil from lawnmowers.
__ Discard all aerosols, paint, oils, and other flammable or toxic chemicals.
__ Schedule with utility companies to have utilities turned on at your new home.

MOVING OUT DAY:

__ RELAX!!!
__ Remember, items packed last will be unloaded first.
__ Conduct a final review of the house, including attic, stairwells, closets, cupboards, storage, garage, and behind doors.

MOVING IN DAY:

__ Have the house ready for delivery prior to the truck's arrival.
__ Take a break, sit back, relax and ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME!!

Take the stress out of moving by being organized!
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