Real Estate Broker, RENE

Moving Checklist

Moving Checklist

Moving into your new home is a big job. The further you plan in advance, the smoother it will go. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if I can be of any assistance, I’m here to help!

          8-6 WEEKS OUT

  • Call moving companies for estimates

  • Remove and dispose of unnecessary possessions

  • Start compiling an inventory of all your possessions, including those in storage

    rooms

  • Get a floor plan, if possible, with dimensions of your new home to help you decide

    which furniture will go where and what you might need to toss (or secure off-site

    storage)

  • Start a file of moving-related papers and receipts. If your move is job related, some

    expenses could be tax deductible - https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc455

  • Locate schools, healthcare professionals and hospitals in your new location.

  • Arrange to transfer your children’s school records and family medical records.

    4 WEEKS OUT

  • Choose a mover and sign contract.

  • Contact insurance companies (auto, homeowner’s, medical, and life) to arrange for

    coverage in your new home.

  • Create a file of important papers, such as auto license, registration documents and title; any medical, dental and school records; birth certificates; wills, deeds, stock certificates, and other financial documents.

  • Make travel plans.

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          3 WEEKS OUT

          Notify the following of your change of address:

  • Post office

  • Banks

  • Credit card companies

  • Relatives and friends

  • Insurance agent, lawyer, tax/financial advisor

  • Magazine subscriptions

    2 WEEKS OUT

    Notify utility companies of date to discontinue/transfer service and/or establish service at your new home. Also arrange for final readings and bills, including refunds on prepaid services.

  • Electric (ComEd 800.334.7661)

  • Heating oil

  • Internet service

  • Natural gas (People’s Gas 866.556.6001 | 866.556.6004)

  • Telephone

  • Television Cable

  • Trash collection

  • Water

  • Notify your state’s department of motor vehicle of your new address.

  • If moving from an apartment, arrange for refund of your security deposit.

  • Discontinue additional home services (housekeeper, gardener/lawn service, snow

    removal, and pool cleaner).

  • Start using up things you can’t move, such as perishables.

  • Make arrangements with condo or homeowner’s association to reserve elevator usage time if moving into or out of a high rise building.

  • Arrange to close existing bank accounts and open new accounts in new area.

  • Arrange for child care on moving day.

  • Arrange special transport for your pets and plants.

    1 WEEK OUT

  • Contact your moving company and review arrangements for your move.

  • Pack moving-essential boxes—important documents, travel clothes, personal

    items and prescription medications.