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Just sold your home? Here are some helpful hints to make moving day just a bit easier and less stressful. A little planning an preparation can go a long way.

8 WEEKS Before the Move
Contact a professional mover or truck rental and get estimates: make early reservations.
Decide what furniture stays and what furniture goes. Use up things that cannot
be moved (frozen food and flammable household cleaning supplies).

6 WEEKS Before the Move
Inventory your possessions and determine what will be sold or donated. Get copies of records
from doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, etc. Transfer children’s’ school records.

4 WEEKS Before the Move
Hold a garage sale then arrange for storage, if necessary.

3 WEEKS Before the Move
Assemble packing materials: dolly, scissors, packing tape, bubble wrap, newspaper,
rope, boxes, etc. Begin packing items you won’t need. Arrange cancellation of
utilities at old home and have them installed at the new home. Make travel and
hotel reservations. Get car license, registration, and insurance in order.

2 WEEKS Before the Move
Transfer bank account and cancel direct deposit or automatic payments on account your are
closing. Make special arrangements for moving pets. Consult your Veterinarian for tips on
making the move easier. Get your car checked and serviced for the trip.

1 WEEK Before the Move
Transfer all medical prescriptions to the pharmacy in your new location. Return all
library books and videos, send out dry-cleaning and pick up after the move. Finish
major packing, labeling boxes by contents and room destinations.

3 DAYS Before the Move
Defrost refrigerator. Have cash on hand. Pack a weekend bag in case of delay. Pack a handy
“First Day Kit”: scissors, utility knife, coffee cups, tea kettle, paper plates, instant coffee, tea,
soft drinks, soap, pencil and paper, local phone book, bath towel and toiletries.

Pick up rental truck early. Inspect the home, attic and garage. Turn off water, lock all doors
and windows. List every item loaded into the truck to use as a checklist as them come off.

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