Moving Checklist

Coldwell Banker Gosslee would like to make your move as smooth as possible. We have compiled a list to help you remember everything, even the little things, when making your move.

Two Months Before Your Move

  • Get moving quotes if you are planning on using a professional mover.
  • If you need a rental truck for a "do-it-yourself-move," we provide our buyers and sellers with a complimentary Coldwell Banker Gosslee Moving Truck. Just let your agent know that you would like to be put on the schedule.
  • Visually prepare or design a floor plan for your furniture in your new home.
  • Create a list for inventory of your belongings. This is helpful in preparing a garage or moving sale.
  • Keep all of your paperwork concerning the move in one file, so nothing is lost or misplaced.
  • Transfer all school records for your children.
  • Finalize your decision on a mover.
  • If time permits, prepare your new home for arrival. (New paint, new locks, etc.)
  • Consider your children in the move. Plan ahead by checking out our Moving with Children Guide.
  • Consider your pets in the move. Plan ahead by checking out our Moving with Pets Guide.

One Month Before Your Move

  • Change your address with the USPS - you can do this online.
  • Change you address with the IRS - you can do this online.
  • Make any travel arrangements where you will need an airline, train, hotel, bus or car rental.
  • Research the area into which you will be moving for clubs, civic organizations and churches, so that you can change your membership.
  • Contact medical and dental offices to receive records, asking these professionals for referrals and continuing prescriptions.
  • Establish a new checking account.
  • Research local laws about home-based businesses and business licenses if you own or operate your own business.
  • Make an inventory list of all of your belongings.
  • Arrange for your pets to be transported.
  • Use up or finish and discard household items so that there is less to pack and move.

Two Weeks Before Your Move

  • Forward your magazines to your new address.
  • Forward your newspaper to your new address or cancel subscription if moving out of town.
  • Forward your all-other mail items to your new address.
  • Contact all of your utilities and change your service to your new address.
  • Organize those helping you on the day of the move.
  • Confirm all travel reservations you have made.
  • If moving appliances, make sure they are inspected before the move.
  • Pack all clean clothing.
  • Close your bank accounts, making sure you have ample cash for the move. The remainder of the funds should be transferred to your new bank.
  • Keep important documents and valuables close at hand during the move.
  • Prepare for the move of any infant or small children.
  • Review your insurance policy for coverage during your move.
  • Provide relatives with your travel information.
  • Defrost your freezer and refrigerator.

Moving Day Has Arrived!

  • Do a final walk through of the home to make sure all of your belongings have been removed.
  • Be sure to take control of all personal items that are valuable or important to you during the move.
  • You may want to purchase travelers checks instead of cash during the move.

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