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All My Sons Moving & Storage | Moving Checklist

What Is The First Thing To Do When Moving?

Measure Your New Home Door Opening And Room Sizes & Make A Floor Plan

☐ Try Magicplan App

☐ Organize & Make Labels For Your Belongings

Try The Sortly App For Inventorying

☐ Obtain Moving Packages. Check Freecycle.com

☐ Look Over Your Warranty Information

☐ Use Small Baggies For Hardware 

☐ Label “Fragile” “Open First,” And Detail The Contents & Room

☐ Take Pictures Of Wiring Set-ups

☐ Return Items To Friends & Family

☐ Donate (Schedule Pick Up & Retain The Tax Deductible Receipt)

☐ Habitat For Humanity

☐ Goodwill

☐ Salvation Army

☐ Sell Unwanted Items

☐ OfferUp

☐ Poshmark

☐ eBay

☐ Craigslist

☐ Facebook Marketplace

☐ Recycle & Trash

☐ Dumpster Rental

☐ Dispose Of Toxic Items Properly (Including Anything Labeled: “Danger, Poison, Toxic, Warning, Caution”)

☐ Earth911

☐ Hazardous Waste Pick Up Day

☐ Check With Your Local Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware

☐ Dispose Prescription Drugs That Are No Longer Needed

☐ Can You Take Your Plants?

☐ If You Are Buying New Furniture Ship To New Address

☐ Get Quotes From Moving & Storage Companies

☐ Check Credentials

☐ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

☐ Better Business Bureau  

☐ Insurance & Liability

☐ Full Value Protection

☐ Released Value Protection

☐ 3rd Party Insurance

☐ Limit To Liability

☐ Interstate Moves Rights & Responsibilities Booklet

☐ For Further Information Check Out The FMSA Site

☐ Specialty Moves:

☐ Guns

☐ Fine Art

☐ Difficult Furniture: Pool Table, Piano, Grandfather Clock, Etc.

☐ Get A Written Quote 

☐ Bill Of Lading (*Keep Until Goods Are Delivered And Claims Settled)

☐ Obtain Permit For Parking On Day Of Move

☐ Talk To Your HOA Or Building Management (Esp. Elevator)

Who Do I Need To Tell When I Move?

☐ Notify Employer

☐ Update Information For Payroll

☐ Request Time-Off For Move

☐ Eligibility For Job Related Expenses & Tax Deduction

☐ Book Hotels For Move, If Necessary

☐ Let Housekeeper, Landscapers, And Pool Maintenance Know

☐ Contact New Schools For Your Children

☐ Transfer School Record

☐ If You Share Custody Check Laws For Moving Across State Lines

☐ Tell Your Friends & Have Your Bestie Plan A Goodbye Party

☐ Send Email (RE:  Your Guest Room Has Moved)

☐ Check With New HOA About Included Utilities

☐ Cable, Internet & Phone

☐ Water & Sewage

☐ Garbage

☐ Gas

☐ Electricity

☐ Security System

☐ Update Your Information With The DMV

☐ License

☐ Registration & Title

☐ Update Address With The Post Office

☐ Schedule Contractors For Any Home Repairs (I.E. Painters Or Locksmith)

☐ Try Thumbtack

☐ Transfer Medical Records & Prescriptions

☐ Update Insurance

☐ Homeowner

☐ Renter

☐ Car

☐ Medical

☐ Department Of Veteran Affairs

☐ IRS

☐ Credit Cards

☐ Loans

☐ Banks

☐ Subscriptions

☐ Gym

☐ Accountant

☐ Amazon Account

☐ Social Security Administration

☐ Veterinary Appointment

☐ Vaccinations

☐ Paperwork

☐ ID Tags

☐ Medication

☐ Schedule Sitter For Children, Senior And/Or Pets For Moving Day & Cleaners

☐ Try Care.Com 

☐ Service Car

☐ Gather Important Numbers

☐ Police Station

☐ Fire Station

☐ Public Utilities

☐ Public Departments

What Should I Do Two Weeks Before Moving?

☐ Download & Register On Nextdoor App To Get Familiar With Your New Neighborhood

☐ Back-Up Computer

☐ Make A Moving Day Playlist

☐ Return Library Books & Pick-Up Dry Cleaning

☐ Donate Food

☐ Clean Your Home 

☐ Find The Nearest Gas Station, Grocery Store, & Convenience Store Near Your New Home

☐ Check Smoke Alarms In New Home

☐ Moving Kit

☐ Cash

☐ Keys To New Home

☐ Directions

☐ Personal Information (I.E. Passport, SS Card, Birth Certificate, Marriage License, Tax Forms)

☐ Most Valued Possessions

☐ Check Weather Channel

☐ Money For Tips

☐ Final Reading On Gas, Electric, And Water Meters

☐ Drain Hoses For Washing Machine And Icemaker

☐ Unplug And Defrost Fridge And Freezer

☐ Don’t Forget To Set Your Alarm Clock!

What Do I Do On Moving Day?

☐ Order Food (Especially Drinks, Stay Hydrated!)

☐ Doordash

☐ Grubhub

☐ Ubereats

☐ Protect Floors & Walls

☐ Audit The Your Belongings With The Movers

☐ Have Your Assistant Direct Where The Furniture & Boxes Go

☐ Do Final Walk-Thru With Landlord

☐ Give Back Key

☐ Get Deposit Back

☐ File Claims If Necessary

☐ Write A Review