Move Planner

Four Weeks Before Your Move

Contact Nevitt Moving & Storage and schedule your move.

Tour your house and decide which items should be discarded or donated to charity. Consider a garage sale.

Call physicians and dentists. They may recommend a colleague near your new home.

Three Weeks Before Your Move

Get copies of renewable prescriptions.

Arrange transfer of school records.

Check homeowner’s insurance policies to see if moving is covered.

Be sure your new home is protected by transferring fire, theft and other personal-property insurance.

Transfer personal insurance records.

Two Weeks Before You Move

If you have house plants to move, read through our brochure “How To Move Your House Plants,” and start preparing your plants for the move.

Plan to use up most food items before the move.

Check and clear tax assessments.

Arrange to have major appliances serviced before you move them.

Movers can’t take aerosols, flammables, corrosives or ammunition. It’s best to use them up or give them away before you move. Propane tanks must be emptied as well as lawnmower fuel tanks.

Make your travel reservations for the trip.

Notify the Post Office and get change of address forms. Notify magazines to which you subscribe. Note: You must fill out a change-of-address form for each person receiving mail at your address.

Close or transfer all charge accounts.

Return library books and other things you’ve borrowed. Collect things you’ve loaned, and items in layaway, cold storage, etc.

Arrange to discontinue utilities and delivery services.

One Week Before Your Move

Take the time to fill out the “Welcome To Your New Home” data sheet for the new owners.

Protect your shipment from damage by disposing of cleaning fluids, acids, caustic drain cleaners, etc.

checkTransfer bank accounts, and ask your local credit bureau to transfer your records to your new city.

checkReconfirm travel reservations.

checkMovers are not permitted to take down TV antennas. Nevitt Moving & Storage can arrange to have it done, if you wish.

checkArrange for cable TV disconnection.

The Week of the Move

checkArrange connection of utilities in new home. Draw up a floor plan of your new home, and indicate placement of furnishings. It makes moving in twice as easy.

checkArrange to have cash, certified check or money order ready to pay driver before goods are unloaded (unless your employer is paying the charges or you’ve arranged to pay by credit card).

checkSet aside maps, games, snacks, flashlight, and other items you’ll take in your car.

checkGather medicines and important papers for the car trip.

checkYour local phone company business office can help you with phone service for your new home, as well as disconnecting service at your present home.

checkDrain water from all garden hoses.

checkStart packing suitcases.

checkDrain gasoline from lawn mower.

checkAnything Nevitt Moving & Storage is packing should be left in place. It’s easier and safer; for example, to pack glassware right from the cabinet it’s kept in.

The Day Before the Move…

checkGet name, address and phone number of your Atlas destination agent.

checkPut cleaning supplies, toiletries and a coffee pot in special box to be loaded last and unloaded first.

checkFinish packing all suitcases.

checkDefrost, clean and dry refrigerator.

The Day of the move…

checkBe on hand all day to answer questions, accompany driver during inventory, sign bill of lading, confirm your new address and delivery date. Be sure to advise him of your enroute accommodations and telephone number, if known.

checkMake final check of every room and storage area. Make sure windows and doors are locked, keys are transferred and lights are out.

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