Preparing to move

HERE'S YOUR MOVING CHECKLIST

Thinking about a big move ?
Here's a moving checklist which may help

One month before moving:
Write to the Chamber of Commerce.
Make truck rental reservations.
Contact schools for info regarding enrollment.
Plan your travel route.
Save moving receipts.
Develop a plan for packing.
Place legal, medical records in safe place.

Notify others of your change of address:
Friends and family members
Banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions
Credit card companies
Magazine and newspaper publishers
Doctors, dentists, and other service providers
Book and music clubs
State and federal tax authorities and any other government agencies

Two weeks before moving:
Inform gas, electric, water, phone, and local cable service providers of your move.
Sign up for the above services at your new address.
Recruit moving-day help.
Confirm rental truck or moving company reservation.
If using a moving company, ask about payment requirements.
Arrange to close or transfer your bank account.

The day before moving:
Set aside moving materials, like tape measure, pocket knife, rope.
Pick up rental truck.
Check oil and gas in your car.
Get a good night's rest!

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