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Preparing To Move: A Checklist

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Two to four weeks in advance of move:

  • Make reservations with your local movers.
  • Visit local store to purchase boxes and packing supplies.
  • Clean out closets, attic, garage, basement, etc.
  • Have a garage sale or donate to charity items you won’t be moving.
  • Arrange for transfer of school records.
  • Get plenty of change-of-address cards from post office.
  • Notify magazines, charge accounts, insurance companies, clubs and other organizations of your change of address.
  • Get owner’s manual for appliances in new home, if possible.
  • Gather manuals for appliances in your existing home for the new owner.

One to two weeks in advance:

  • Make a “survival closet” of things for last cleanup (broom, dust cloth, etc.) including snacks.
  • If you decide to do the packing yourself, label all boxes as you pack. Write the destination (by room) on top and sides of each box.
  • Schedule the disconnect dates for gas, electric, water and telephone companies.
  • Don’t disconnect your telephone until after move. Arrange for refunds that are due. Schedule connections for your new home.
  • Cancel newspapers, cable TV, security, pest-control, cleaning help, lawn maintenance and other services.

Final week:

  • Mail the change-of-address forms.
  • Clean the stove. Buy a small gift and a card for the owner of your new home, like a bottle of sparkling wine or a box of chocolates.

Day before:

  • Clean your home.
  • Empty, defrost and thoroughly dry fridge and freezer.
  • Get sufficient cash to tide you over.
  • Say goodbye to your neighbours

Debra Tosh
RE/MAX Quinte Ltd. Brokerage

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