- Secure Movers knows that planning your move can seem overwhelming. We created a chronological checklist to make your move a success.
- Seven Weeks Before Moving
Arrange for school, veterinarian, medical and dental records to be transferred. Get copies of any legal and financial records you need. Call your insurance agent to see what changes to expect in your policies. Contact organizations you have joined to ask how you can end or transfer your membership. Inform your landlord, if applicable, of your move.
- Six Weeks Before Moving
Make a list of friends, relatives and businesses who need to be notified of your move. Obtain and fill out post office change-of-address cards.
Take inventory and decide what to get rid of.
Start planning a yard sale or contact your local charities.
Make arrangements for storage or warehousing if necessary. Secure Movers can assist you with this. Start using foods and cleaning supplies that cannot be moved. Clean all closets and drawers.
- Five Weeks Before Moving
Advertise and host your garage sale.
Start collecting boxes and other packing supplies.
Start packing items you don’t use often.
Plan ahead for parking.
Plan for short-term or long-term storage at destination if needed.
- Four Weeks Before Moving
Call your newspaper courier and set a date to cancel your subscription.
Arrange for cleaning and repair of furniture, drapes, and carpeting.
Arrange for special transportation of your pets and plants if necessary.
Check to see if you need any moving permits. Secure Movers is bonded in City of Boston for Set up a checking account in your new city .
Check into the laws and requirements of your new city regarding home-based businesses, professional tests, business licenses and any special laws that might be applicable to you.
Take pictures or video tape your belongings.
- Three Weeks Before Moving
Make sure all library books have been returned and all dry cleaning or items out for repair have been picked up.
Retrieve any items out on loan.
Contact your utility companies on both ends of the move to order dates for termination or turn-on.
Decide if you will keep your plants or give them away.
Dispose of flammables, corrosives and poisons. Secure Movers is prohibited from transporting them due to insurance regulations.
Have your automobile(s) serviced.
If you are moving into or out of an apartment, arrange to use the elevator on your move day.
Prepare auto registration for transfer.
Hold your moving sale.
- Two Weeks Before Moving
Arrange for disposal of anything not sold at your moving sale.
Contact your bank and/or credit union to transfer or close accounts.
Clear out safety deposit boxes.
Pick up laundry.
- One Week Before Moving
Confirm travel reservations.
Drain all gas and oil from your mower and other motors.
Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving.
Drain water hoses and waterbed.
Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator.
Notify friends and family of your new address and phone number.
Inform electric, disposal, water, …