Moving Tips

One Month Before The Move

  • Hire a moving company or rent a truck to move all of your personal belongings and furniture.
  • Locate and obtain all moving supplies such as boxes, tape, rope, newspapers for packing and old blankets.
  • Plan the route you are taking if you plan to drive to your new location.
  • Save all moving expense receipts for things like meals, gas, lodging etc. Some moving expenses are tax deductible, so check with your tax professional.
  • Pack the things you use the most, last.
  • Use a Change of Address Form from the Post Office to change your address. Be sure to notify your friends and family of your move.
  • Notify federal and state taxing authorities or any other government agency needed.

Two Weeks Before The Move

  • Notify utilities companies of your move and ask for a final reading and a disconnect date.  Arrange for services at the new address.
  • Notify phone, cellular phone and long distance companies of your move and arrange for service at your new address.
  • If you are driving to your new residence, have your car serviced prior to departure.
  • If you have pets, arrange for someone to take care of them or make any special arrangements needed for their travel..
  • Confirm moving company or rental truck arrangements.
  • Notify your bank if you are leaving the city as well as your credit card companies if you will be using your cards more than normal and in a different state.

One Day Before The Move

  • Do not pack moving materials…keep them separate from everything else.
  • If hiring a rental truck, pick it up.
  • Check oil and tire and fill car with gas if you are driving.