Residential Moving Checklist

12 weeks before you move, have you ….

• Chosen your mover and signed the acceptance note?
• Sorted through basement, loft and garage?
• Resolved what to do with prohibited items?
• Made proper provision for pets?
• Decided whether or not you are taking your car?

10 weeks before your move, have you ….

• Disposed of the things you don’t want to take?

8 weeks before you move, have you …

• Started to prepare your mailing list of people who need your change of address?
• Notified banks, savings accounts, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, hire purchase and rental companies?
• Started to round up passports, birth/marriage certificates and other family documentation?
• Applied for any necessary visas?
• Checked that electrical goods will work in your new home?

6 weeks before you move, have you …

• Separated favorite toys? • Made sure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date?
• Arranged for mail to be forwarded?
• Decided whether or not to buy any new household goods - check tax refunds.

4 weeks before you move, have you …

• Decided which clothes travel with you?
• Started to dismantle climbing frames/garden furniture?
• Agreed an insurance value and terms with your mover?
• Made arrangements of connection of services at your new home?
• Returning library books.
• Canceled milk, newspapers, subscriptions.
• Found new homes for your plants.

7 days before your move, have you …

• Defrosted the refrigerator/freezer
• Planned simple meals for moving day to avoid using appliances.
• Separated luggage items you need for personal travel.
• Cleaned garden tools, bicycles and any other gardening equipment. • Emptied the tanks of powered tools such as mowers.
• Checked you have enough medication for at least two weeks, and ensure you have copies of any necessary prescriptions for use at destination.
• Collected travelers checks or local currency.
• Arranged for someone to look after the children on moving day.