Arcadia Terrace Movers

Countdown to Moving Day

EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Obtain a floor plan of your new residence and decide what household items you want to keep.
Begin an inventory of all household goods.
Solicit estimates from several moving companies.
Contact your insurance agent, and ask them about your home owners policy to determine whether your possessions are covered when moving.
Establish a file for all moving papers and receipts.
Arrange to transfer child(ren)’s school records.
Choose a mover.
SIX WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Begin search for good health-care professionals in your new location.
Fill out post-office change of address cards.
Send your new address to anyone that might need it—insurance agents, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, friends, relatives, etc.
Clean out closets and dispose of all items that you will not be taking with you.
Hold a moving /garage sale or donate items to charities.
FOUR WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Start packing!! If your mover is doing the packing please set aside or mark all/any times that will not be moved and ready items for packing by organizing drawers and elevating clutter
Send furniture, drapes and carpets for repair or cleaning as needed.
Begin to use up over stocks of staple foods.
Gather valuable personal papers that you may need at your destination location, including medical and dental records, school records, birth certificates, etc.
If necessary, reserve apartment elevator for pick up and/or delivery dates.
THREE WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Arrange to have utilities (gas, electric ,phone, cable, water, etc.) disconnected in your present home, and connected at your new home.
Ready car registration and insurance records for transfer.
Notify State Motor Vehicle Bureau of your new address.
Arrange for child care on moving day.
TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Arrange to move pets.
Check with mover about moving house plants.
Make arrangements for live plants as they can not be taken on the moving truck
If necessary, have your automobile serviced and ready for the trip.
ONE WEEK BEFORE YOU MOVE

Transfer all bank accounts.
Cancel newspaper delivery.
Have enough medication to last at least two weeks. Have prescriptions forwarded to a pharmacy at your new destination.
Make arrangements to pay for your move.
Withdraw items and close safety deposit boxes.
TWO DAYS BEFORE YOU MOVE

Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers to be moved.
Set aside valuable items to carry with you including jewelry, vital documents, money and valuable small items.
MOVING DAY

Be on hand to answer questions and give directions to movers and stay until they are finished.
Accompany driver for inventory of your household goods.
Complete information on bill of lading and carefully read the document before you sign it.
Make sure you have your copies of the Bill of Lading.
Before the van/truck leaves, take one final look through the house to make certain nothing has been left behind.
Give the driver directions to your new home and or any special requests prior to leaving your fist location.

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