Four to Six Weeks Before Moving Day

Things To Get Ready 4 to 6 Weeks Ahead

Four to Six Weeks Before Moving Day

Planning Your Packing
  • If you plan to do the packing yourself, start collecting suitable containers. You can purchase specialized containers from most moving companies, such as:
    Small cartons for heavy items (books, record albums, and tools).
    Wardrobe containers
    Large cartons for bulky items (pillows, blankets, and stuffed toys).
    Medium-sized cartons for bulkier but not so heavy items (towels, linens, and small appliances)
  • Collect other packing materials :
    White paper
    Tissue paper
    Paper towels
    Non printed paper
    Newspapers
    Tape or Strong twine for sealing containers
    Scissors or Sharp knife (keep out of children's reach)
    Felt marker to mark containers
    Notebook & Pencil for listing contents
    Labels or Stickers (Available from moving company)
  • Set goals and deadlines to ensure that all packing is completed by moving day. You may want to pack one room per week.
  • Attach a list of contents to each carton.
  • Separate and mark goods that will go into storage.
  • Consider having a garage sale to dispose of unwanted items.
  • If you donate clothing or household goods to charitable organizations, get receipts showing their approximate value for tax deductions?
  • Remember that the cost of moving an item may be greater than replacing it.
  • Begin to use up large supplies of canned goods and frozen foods. Buy only what will be used before moving.
  • Places To Notify of Impending Address Change
  • Utilities:
    Electric
    Gas
    Water
    Telephone
    Fuel
    Trash removal
    Professional Services :
    Doctor
    Dentist
    Accountant
    Lawyer
    Real estate Agent
    Stock broker
    Insurance Agents
    Life
    Health
    Fire
    Auto
    Boat
    Established Business Accounts :
    Credit cards
    Motor Vehicle Department
    Finance companies
    Banks
    Department stores
    Government and Public Offices
    Social Security Administration
    Federal and state income tax offices
    Publications :
    Newspapers
    Magazines
    Professional and trade
    Credit Card Companies
    Bank cards
    Oil companies
    Store cards
    Other cards
    Miscellaneous
    Relatives and friends
    Business associates
    Book and record clubs
    Schools and colleges
    Church