What Are Some Things to Include on a Relocation Moving Checklist?


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Some tasks to include on a comprehensive relocation moving checklist are to research moving companies, sort and throw out household items, label and pack, defrost the freezer and take inventory before the moving company transports items to the new location. A good way to organize the checklist is to group tasks by how far in advance of the move they need to be completed. Researching moving companies may take place 2 months in advance of relocating, for example, while defrosting the freezer is best left until a few days before the move.

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Some other tasks to add to the "2 months before" section of the moving checklist are to compile a moving binder in which to keep important paperwork, such as estimates and receipts, and, if applicable, to arrange for children's school records to be transferred to the new location.

Tasks to list for completion 6 weeks before the relocation include ordering supplies such as cardboard boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape and starting to use up perishable foods in long-term storage.

Packing and labeling should be scheduled to take place around a month before the move. This is also a good time to fill out a change-of-address form at the post office or online at usps.gov, and to notify banks, employers, credit card and utility companies of the relocation.

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