7 Week Moving Checklist

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Moving Checklist
7 Weeks Before the Big Move

  • Get a least 3 different quotes from DC's top moving companies including a free moving quote from Mic's Moving:)
  • Break down your moving budget. 
  • Create a file to keep track of quotes, receipts and other important moving information.

6 Weeks Before the Big Move

  • Start compiling medical, records, school records, financial records.
  • Call your agent to see what changes you need to make to your insurance policies.
  • Cancel your local memberships to sports clubs, gyms, and more.

5 Weeks Before the Big Move

  • Begin purging your home. Separate items into those you will keep, donate or discard.
  • Plan a garage sale.  This can save you money on moving costs while you are making cash getting rid of unwanted items.
  • Start using items that can't be moved such as frozen foods, bleach, and aerosols, propane, gas other flammable items.
  • Contact health clubs, organization, and groups to cancel or transfer memberships.

4 Weeks Before The Big Move

  • If you are packing yourself, order packing supplies, boxes, packing paper, tape ect.
  • Begin packing the items you rarely use.
  • Clearly label each box with the room it goes in at the drop off address and clearly label fragile boxes
  • File a change of address, or ask the post office to keep your mail at a post office near your new home.

3 Weeks Before The Big Move

  • Reserve your move online if you haven't already.
  • Notify these utility services of your move (both at your old and new locations): Electric, Gas, Water, Phone, Internet, Cable, 

2 Weeks Before The Big Move

  • Plan how to transport your plants (they cannot be moved in the trailer or ReloCube).
  • Dispose of flammables, corrosives, and poisons.
  • Have your automobile serviced.and plan a way to ship or drive it.
  • Confirm parking for your moving companies truck. Here are some links for parking reservations in the greater DC area.
  • Confirm travel arrangements for pets

1 Week Before The Big Move

  • Review your moving plans with your moving consultant. Email with questions.
  • Contact your bank or credit card company if you are planning to pay for your move by debit or credit card.
  • Plan to eat plenty of takeout, cooking will be difficult
  • Notify friends and family of your new address and phone number
  • Pack an essentials box to keep high value items with you during the move.  Passports, cash jewelry ect.
  • Drain gas and oil from lawn equipment, gas grills, heaters, etc.
  • Drain water hoses and waterbeds.
  • Measure furniture and doorways to determine if larger pieces will fit through the door.
  • Empty and defrost refrigerator at least 24 hours before the move.
  • Fill any prescriptions you will need during the move.
Click here for some more tips to prepare for the big moving day

Mic Wendt

Author & Editor

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