Moving today is much more complicated, however; not only do we often have to deal with closing on a new house while selling the old one, but we also have families to consider, utilities to switch over, mail to forward, and a lot more stuff to move in general. And it seems like no matter how much you try to plan ahead, there’s always something you forgot to do, a utility you neglected to cancel, or other issues you didn’t think about beforehand.
Start planning your move early
Deciding what to move and what not to move. Possibly plan a garage sale, you'll have extra cash and less to move!
Get estimates from several moving companies/ truck rental companies
Figure out how much help you will need to help you move
Arrange transfer of children's school records (if applicable)
Draw up a floor plan of where your furniture should be placed (less confusion for you and the movers!)
Prepare food for moving day
Purchase sturdy moving boxes and lots of packing tape
Don’t Forget To
Cancel or transfer your monthly subscription orders, newspapers, etc.
Coordinate the transfer of gas, electric, water, and sewer with the next occupant of your old home, as well as with the previous owner of your next home to avoid lapses and reconnection expenses
Make arrangements for transporting your plants and pets
Transfer insurance policies or arrange for new policies
Gather all valuables; jewelry, important papers( birth certificates, deeds, documents)
Purchase moving insurance, your movers liability for lost or damaged goods will not equal their replacement costs
Appraise valuable items, such as, antiques, art pieces, etc
Fill out change of address forms
Before you move contact the following companies
Finance Companies/Credit Cards
Health & Fitness