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MOVING TIPS (part 2 of 2)
ONE WEEK BEFORE:
  • Talk to your pharmacist about transferring important medical prescriptions.
  • Arrange for a babysitter on moving day.
  • Return library books and DVDs.
TWO TO THREE DAYS PRIOR:
  • Defrost your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Have movers pack your belongings.
  • Label each box with the contents and the room where you want it to be delivered.
  • Arrange to have payment ready for moving company.
  • Set aside legal documents and valuables that you do not want packed.
  • Pack clothing and toiletries, along with extra clothes in case the moving company is delayed.
  • Give your travel itinerary to a close friend or relative so they can reach you as needed.
MOVING DAY:

    OLD HOME

  • Pick up the truck as early as possible if you are moving yourself.
  • Make a list of every item and box loaded on the truck.
  • Let the mover know how to reach you.
  • Double-check closets, cupboards, attic, basement and garage for any left behind items.
    NEW HOME

  • Be on hand at the new home to answer questions and give instructions to the mover.
  • Check off boxes and items as they come off the truck.
  • Install new locks.
  • Confirm that the utilities have been turned on and are ready for use.
  • Unpack your "first day" box (see below for suggested contents).
  • Unpack children's toys and find a safe place for them to play.
  • Examine your goods for damage
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