Moving Checklist

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  • Chose your mover and sign the acceptance note 
  • Sort through the basement, loft and garage 
  • Resolve what to do with prohibited items 
  • Make proper provision for pets 
  • Decide whether or not you are taking your car
  • Dispose of the things you don’t want to take
  • Start preparing a mailing list of people who need your change of address including banks, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions etc…
  • Hire purchasing and rental companies
  • Round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation
  • Check that electrical appliances will work in your new home
  • Separate your children’s favorite toys
  • Make sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date
  • Arrange for mail to be forwarded
  • Decide whether or not to buy any new household goods
  • Decide which clothes are traveling with you
  • Start to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture
  • Make arrangements to start utility services at your new home
  • Return library books
  • Defrost the refrigerator and freezer
  • Plan simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances
  • Separate luggage items you need for personal travel
  • Clean garden tools, bicycles, and any other gardening equipment
  • Empty the tanks of powered tools such as lawn mowers.
  • Ensure that you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and make certain you have copies of any necessary prescriptions you will need.
  • Collect traveler’s checks or local currency.
  • Arrange for someone to look after the children on moving day