Moving Guide

Two Weeks Before

Transfer all prescriptions to a drugstore in your new city.

Clear out your safety deposit box.

Disconnect and disassemble your computer system before your move. Back up all your computer files on a disk. Consider taking all back up files and disks with you in the car or whatever mode of transportation you will be using to get to your new home. Remember, exposure to extreme temperatures can damage your software.

Make final packing decisions. Clean and clear your home including closets, basement and attic.

Dispose of items that represent a hazard and are not allowed to be shipped. Ask your moving agent for a list of items they will not ship.

Tape and seal all cleaning fluids that are non-toxic and non-flammable in plastic bags.

Drain your lawn mower, snow blower and power tools of all the oil and gasoline to ensure safe transportation.

Schedule appliance disconnection and preparation with a service provider.

If you will require temporary or additional storage, ask your moving agent about storage options.

Have your vehicle serviced and cleaned if you plan to travel by car.

Cancel newspapers and other regular deliveries.

Clean out gym and school lockers.

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