It can be very helpful to have a checklist of things that you can do before your big move. While some things are common sense, such as finding moving boxes, other things are sometimes not thought of until last minute. Here are a few things to consider a few months before your move.
Start searching for your moving company early. Do your research and ask for price comparisons so you can find a good price. Ask for references from friends and do not forget to look up moving company reviews online.
Make an inventory of your household items. Having an inventory can help you for insurance purposes. It can also help you know which items you want to get rid of, sell, or donate.
Make travel arrangements. Are you flying? Buy your plane tickets and coordinate how your items will get to your new home. If you are driving, make arrangements for hotels and gas stops. Keep your moving company alerted of any travel arrangements and plans you make.
Get your health records. Getting them done before the move will save you the headache of having to deal with it long distance. Ask your doctor for any referrals they may have in your new area.
Do you have any items that need to be stored? Make storage arrangements for excess items. This can be for items in your old home that you might need to come back for, or a storage unit for your new home.
A few weeks before your move begin eating your perishable foods. Start eating your stored items so you do not have to pay to transport them to your new home. Canned foods are the best items to transport. Other ones can open easily or break and you risk getting it on other items.
Get in contact with your utility company. Let them know you are moving and want to cancel their service. You can let them know the day you want to end it, and usually they will just end services on that day. You can also contact your new home’s utility companies and let them know when you want to begin services.