8 Weeks Before You Move

  • Purchase a journal or use a coiled binder, and keep notes on your move. Include “to do” lists, reminders.
  • Obtain a floor plan of your new residence and decide what household goods you want to keep.
  • Choose a mover.
  • Will you need to purchase additional insurance? Find out how much the moving company will cover, then contact your insurance agent and ask if your homeowners or rental policy can apply to moving your household goods.
  • Establish a file for all moving papers and receipts.
  • Arrange to transfer or obtain your child’s school records.
  • If you need to use storage facilities, check out your options, compare prices and book the space.
  • Make a running list of people and companies you need to notify of your change of address.
  • Start looking at what, if any, packing supplies you’ll need. Make a list, and if you’re ordering off the Internet, order your supplies now.
  • Purchase a lockable box and/or file box to keep important documents. Start collecting and sorting your records. Keep adding to it as you begin to pack.
  • Complete any home improvements/repairs you have agreed to do.