You are down to weeks before your move day is here, moving day is approaching quickly, whether you are using super movers or moving yourself, all of these should have been covered, all of your creditors should have been contacted by now, and all plans in order ready to go.
4 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE:
If you are not using packing movers to pack your items, make sure you start organizing and start packing. Have a plan to organize your goods, like valuables, important documents, moving files, etc things you will take with you, and priority items of your family set aside so these can be the first things you have access to (like a Childs favorite blanket/stuffed animal, pacifier, etc, pet toys, etc)One way you can organize would be label your boxes by certain group, or color tag them.
DOCUMENTS AND PAPERWORK: Have all of this together.
CONDO OR APTS: IF you live in a building with an elevator, schedule your elevator time or reservation, allow enough time, some buildings will want to have the elevator padded ahead of time or will require a deposit for you to use.
AUTO SHIPPING: If you are moving long distance, have a pick up and drop off site for your auto.
3 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE:
MEMBERSHIPS/SUBSCRIPTIONS: Have all of your subscriptions (magazines, newspapers, newsletters, journals) switched over by now, credit cards, health clubs, etc.
UTILITIES: Arranged to have your utilities disconnected and reconnected at your old and new places.
FOOD: Start using up any food, cleaning supplies, etc that way you have minimal of these items to be moved, this will save you on costs on your movers estimate and headaches of packing and transporting.
DISPOSAL: Now is a good time to start disposing of items like cleaning supplies, bleaches, aerosols, flammables, paints, ammunition, etc
PHARMACY: Have all of your prescriptions transferred over to your new location or new pharmacy.
FINANCIAL: Transfer all bank accounts, savings, and loans; withdraw all safety boxes, etc.
MOTORIZED TOOLS: Empty out all motorized tools like power tools, lawnmowers, generators, snow blowers, etc of fuel, oil, etc.
CLEAN HOUSE: Start cleaning everything as you empty it, this will help you get security deposits, refunds back, no problems at your final walk through if selling, etc.
DO NOT HAVE UPHOLSTERY (beds, couches, chairs, etc) CLEANED, AS THEY CAN DEVELOP MOLD if NOT ENOUGH TIME TO AIR OUT.
2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR MOVE:
HAVE RUGS, CARPETS, DRAPES CLEANED: Make sure you gather all items from cleaners, laundry services, repair services, etc.
GIVE AWAY YOUR PLANTS: Give away your plants or dispose of them that way you do not have to worry about transferring them, most companies, will not transport them, or do check our online section for moving plants yourself.
RETURNS: Return library books, DVDs, movie rentals, etc
SERVICE YOUR VEHICLE: Have your vehicle serviced especially when travelling long distance.
START DISASSEMBLING: Electronics, computers, VCRs, etc that way everything is ready to go on move day.
PACK, PACK PACK: Continue packing your goods, making sure boxes are sealed, labeled and mark whether the box is fragile, or if you want the box loaded last, or priority box for movers not to take if you are using a moving company.
PARKING PERMITS: Check with your city, buildings, etc on parking. You can contact your city alderman if permit needed for truck, trailer, pod, etc
If you have an extra stop, confirm with all parties that this is part of the agenda.
Nobody said this was going to be easy, that is why having a plan to give you step by step things to do is a good thing to have.