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5 weeks before moving

  • Contact utility and related companies (gas, electric, oil, water, telephone, cable TV, and waste management) for service disconnect/connect at your old and new addresses. However, remember to keep phone and utilities connected at your current home throughout moving day.
  • Pack items you won't need over the next month.
  • Check homeowner's insurance policies to see if moving is covered. Be sure your new home is protected by transferring fire, theft and other personal property insurance.
  • Tour your house and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity.
  • Start to tag items.
  • Consider a moving sale to sell items. Start to price items or schedule estimates/appraisals/estate sale.

4 weeks before moving

  • If moving from an apartment, notify landlord and request apartment deposit back.
  • Notify the Post Office and get change-of-address forms. Notify magazines to which you subscribe. Note: fill out a change-of-address form for each person receiving mail at your address.
  • If you have house plants to move, start preparing your plants for the move.
  • Plan for the transfer of pets (or at least have someone watch them during moving day). Request pet records from veterinarian.
  • Schedule garage or estate sale for the weekend.

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