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Moving Checklist

 

Moving Checklist
 
At Horizon Realty, the experts in Gainesville area real estate, we know that moving involves numerous tasks. To make the process easy, check out our useful moving checklist.
 
8 Weeks before Moving Day
 
  • Plan the move. Schedule your route, set a date, and secure help. Pay attention to days of the week, seasons, and whether or not school is in session. 
  • Get rid of the old. “Out with the old, in with the new” is a good way to approach moving. Try not to waste energy and resources on moving unneeded, outdated, or inoperable items that can be replaced.
  • Get organized. Long before the moving process starts, designate a folder or area where all moving information will be kept. This can include estimates, insurance, receipts, etc.
 
4 - 6 Weeks before Moving Day
 
  • Gather important documents. Before moving, it is important to gather important documents such as school records, medical records, or safe deposit box contents.
  • Notify service providers. Don’t forget to notify banks, credit card companies, phone and cable companies, utility providers, doctors, pharmacies, etc.
  • Inform the post office. Be sure to turn in your change of address form to the post office to prevent interruption of service.
  • Begin packing. Starting the packing process early is a great way to save time. Non-essential items and valuables can be packaged far ahead of the moving date.
  • Wellness checks. Family members, pets, and vehicles should all make one last trip to the doctor (or mechanic) before moving because it can take time to find trusted services in a new community.
 
1 – 2 Weeks before Moving Day
 
  • Confirm arrangements. Make sure to confirm with the moving company at least two weeks before the move date.
  • Discard flammable items. Depending on your movers, some items considered flammable or explosive (fireworks, propane, etc.) are not allowed. Make sure to check and discard prohibited items if necessary.
  • Refill prescriptions. Before moving, make sure to obtain refills on all necessary prescriptions.
  • Say goodbye. Don’t forget to say goodbye to friends and loved ones by having a party or get-together.
 
Moving Week
 
 
  • Defrost freezers. At least 24 hours before the move, make sure to defrost the freezers in your home.
  • Unplug electronics. Get electronics ready for moving day by unplugging them the day before.
  • Shut off utilities and lock doors. Before leaving, make sure your old home is secure and conserving energy.